The first thing I noticed is that Mark Cuban’s IceRocket, which was supposed to be the first complete blog search tool had the least to say with only 1 link. While I still think there are some good things with IceRocket like the Trend Tool, and I won’t completely stop checking it out for blog information, I was quite disappointed that it only showed one incoming link.
(update: it now shows 3 incoming links)
Google did a better job, showing 5 incoming links, but it’s still far from a complete picture. I still use Google as my primary search engine, but I think that it is clear that their blog search tool is still lacking.
(update: it now shows 4 incoming links)
Technorati easily beat the other two with 17 incoming links, and as far as I can tell it has a complete list of every incoming link to here. I’m becoming more and more of a fan of Technorati, my only complaint with it really is that by setting up the Authority and Ranking system, they have set up a competition where many people are cheating to gain a better score. Using Technorati to find new blogs is only going to give you the “most popular”, but popular by who’s standards. I think the best way to use this site is that once you know of a good blog, use it to find other blogs/sites that have something in common with that first blog.