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Old 11-30-2010, 04:50 PM
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Can Blekko Help Detect Copied Content?

Blekko is a new search engine that is aiming at the search leaders, including Google, by offering a more open and more spam-free search experience. With a tagline “Slash the Web” Blekko has laid down an Internet searcher’s bill of rights that encourages users to create “slashes” and that will customize what appears in their results.

For example, if you search for “Phones” and add the /android slash you’ll only get results for related to the Android operating system. Likewise, you can use slashed to manipulate the results in various ways, including selecting a date range, a political slant or only certain kinds of sites (forums, blogs, etc.).

Two of the more interesting slashes are /duptext and /domainduptext, which supposedly will check either a page or a domain’s content to find where it is being duplicated and how it is being misused. For webmasters, this could mean a powerful new tool for tracking duplicate content on the Web and tracking down those who are misusing their work.

So, as with other systems, I put it to the test and was, in a word, disappointed with the results. Though I think Blekko has a lot of potential in other areas, it doesn’t seem that duplicate content detection is one of its better uses, at least not at this time.
Can Blekko Help Detect Copied Content? - PlagiarismToday

I am not finding it very good right now either. It doesn't seem to know the difference between quoted material (like quoting information from Google) and true duplicate content. Some of the duplicates it claimed I couldn't find on the page referenced.

Have you tried this?
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:23 PM
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I tried it and didn't really see it being even as good as Google's which Blekko claims to cut out spam better. I tried Blekko for a day when trying to get away from Google but it really just didn't do it for me. The results don't seem as accurate.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:27 AM
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I'm with TruBuzz, I have not seen anything that great stem from Blekko. Have only tried it a couple of times but out of those few times I have tried it, it didn't seem to me to be very special or out of the ordinary from what is currently available. Think I'll stay with Google.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:22 PM
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It seems that Blekko offers good features but they should index more pages that we can use their services and trust the results. I think its soon to use it as a tool for detecting duplicate contents.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:59 AM
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I had tried Blekko recently. The search results were so bad and extremely outdated I had no reason to try it again, until I saw this interesting post.

After trying the /duptext filter, I'm not going back again. It was a complete fail finding text where I know of duplicate text across different domains.
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