Monday, June 13, 2005

Finding local blogs - if you're in America

[Keyword: ]. Thanks again to Poynter for pointing out the latest blog search engine which allows you to search by location and subject. Sadly, Blogdigger Local only allows you to search by US zip codes and state names - surely someone can do the same for the UK, or the world? (although Blogdigger promises to expand its range in time)

For now we'll have to settle for tools more suited to sailors: Jonathon Dube suggests, "if you want to search outside of the U.S., you can use the Blogdigger Local Advanced Search form [http://local.blogdigger.com/adv.jsp] and enter your latitude/longitude coordinates."

So how do you easily find those coordinates? My tip is Multimap: once you've found a place it lists the latitude and longitude below the map.

PS: Other location-based blog search engines recommended by Poynter include FeedMap (http://www.csthota.com/blogmap): "The only blogs included in here are ones that individuals have entered. Anyone can geo-code their blog and enter it, and once they do so they get a "BlogMap" to put on their site."

- And Videoblogger Map, "a map of videobloggers around the world (http://www.videoblogging.info/map/index.php). Click on the dots to go to individual blogs. There aren't very many on here, but it's a nice approach and could be handy as more are added."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The correct url for blogmap is http://www.feedmap.net :)

June 13, 2005 6:23 pm  
Blogger Frugal Guy said...

Hi, you might also want to consider these folks...

http://www.grokodile.com/

They are organized by location and rank blogs based on traffic.

December 15, 2007 6:34 pm  

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