“Our search box lets publishers build a customized, vertical search engine that will return little to no spam because the search is limited to sources the publishers trust.”
The Blekko Link Roll is an embeddable site widget that shows links to a site as they happen in real time. Links in many respects are the Internet’s badge of honor, an external validation of a site by the linking party. The Blekko Link Roll provides publishers an opportunity to show off the various links their content is generating, as these links occur in real time.
As links play such an important role in SEO, the link widget also allows sites to provide the world link transparency. Recently, some top
Blekko launched in November promising to create a new kind of search experience that would enlist human editors in its effort to eliminate spam and personalize search. Since then, the company has taken dramatic steps to clean up the swampy web. Most recently, Blekko has partnered with Stack Overflow, a programming Q&A site built by programmers for programmers, in order to improve and maintain programming-related slashtags, curating the very best programming search verticals.
In true Blekko fashion, free T-Shirts are being offered to those who check out the Blekko tools on their webpage.
Blekko was founded in 2007 to pursue innovation in search. The company has raised $24 million since its founding in 2007 from US Venture Partners and CMEA Capital, as well as leading angel investors including Ron Conway, Mike Maples, Jeff Clavier, and Marc Andreessen. Blekko has 25 employees, including former Google and Yahoo! Search engineers.
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