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A Better Way to Search for Comments in Blogger

I recently wrote a post explaining my frustration with the fact that Blogger doesn’t come with any search functionality for comments. Well fret no more because I have a blog tip for a better and easier way to search your blog comments.

Today I was fiddling with Google’s Custom Search widget and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it does a very good of searching blog comments. Of course you could also use Google’s Blog Search but then you wouldn’t get any of these great features either:

1. If you have several blogs like I do you can include search results for all of your blogs on one page. Very nice.

2. You can brand it with your own picture or logo and there is even an option to include the search results on a specific page (but I haven’t got that working yet).

3. You can also monetise it with AdSense. Cool. This is far better than the workarounds that we discussed in my previous post, and it should also work on any blog platform besides Blogger.

Just put the widget into your sidebar or you can bookmark your very own custom search page like I did. And of course it does a very good job of searching your blog posts as well.

Enjoy.

Written April 12th, 2007 by | 5 Comments | Filed under: Blog Tips, Blogging Tips, Make Money Tips, Search Engine Tips , , ,

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  1. Thanks for the tip on creating the custom Google blog search. I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out how to search my comments, and the custom search was the answer. Awesome!

    Lisa Braithwaite’s last blog post..Note to my commenters

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  2. No worries Lisa and thanks for dropping by. Please do so again soon.

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  3. Whats up! Really good piece of writing! I’m an ordinary visitor (more like an addict :P) of your website but unfortunately I have a concern. I’m not really positive if it is the right place to ask, but I see you’ve got no spam comments. I get spam comments regularly. Can you assist me please?

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  4. To avoid spam use a service which filters out spammy comments. Blogger has one built in which lets very few through. I would not recommend captcha as it puts people off commenting and big spam operations get round it anyway by using humans to solve them.

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  5. Thank you for your tip. I will try to follow.

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