I was just chatting with my good buddy Dave Minchala about a recent change I saw in Google Maps (tl;DR HotelFinder is now integrated into it for me). A big long tweet chain started that brought in the heavy hitters of Local Search. Dave said:
— David C. Minchala (@daveminchala) September 19, 2012
That got me thinking – why not build it and share it? And while I’m at it, why not do it for the blogs that I know and trust and always go to for more information?
So here are two custom search engines for you to do just that.
Best SEO Blogs Custom Search Engine
The SEO blogs that I trust are:
I’m always referencing these and have never had a good way to search just them. So, here is a Custom Search Engine for you to use that searches just these blogs using a site: search:
Basically I have taken all of the effort out of searching a set of trusted sites for information you may need. The blogosphere is noisy, so I’ve tried to help you out by having this custom search engine add only the most relevant and trusted sites in the SEO sphere. Of course, this is in my own opinion, and I may choose to add or remove certain sites.
What you will find with this custom search engine is when you search for a specific topic, such as [author rank], you will be returned the results ranked by Google’s algorithm for just those sites. Note: if you are logged in, you will still see the domain crowding that we have all been experiencing in the search results.
Here is an example of a search using the custom search engine:
And here is the search results page broader in Google:
Google’s search has gotten better in the past few months with Penguin, and good information is actually being found now in the search results, but these are the sites where I implicitly trust the information, so they are where I will send newcomers to the industry to learn.