20 May 2008

Intense Debate & Lijit: Indexing Comments – Phase I


We’re making great strides here at Intense Debate in indexing comments! We’ve teamed up with Lijit to help bring light to what we call “the Dark Matter of the Blogosphere,” by which we mean most blog comments, which are usually not indexed by big search engines. For the first time blog readers and commenters have the ability to search through the vast number of comments made on blogs with Intense Debate.

What does this mean exactly? Glad you asked! In the past, comments have been unsearchable. You’ve invested your time and written informative essays in response to blog posts only to have them lost into the comment abyss. Finding comments was like searching for buried treasure – unless you had some sort of map where X marks the spot you couldn’t find them. Even if you had a map there was no guarantee. Well now with the first phase of our Lijit integration you can search for comments a bit easier. Consider it a far more reliable treasure map, or an awesome metal detector.

Lijit provides bloggers with an enhanced ability to let their readers search for and discover content on the Internet. If you haven’t given Lijit a try you’re missing out. Now, Intense Debate and Lijit have teamed up to put the wisdom of your comments on the map.

Stay tuned for further innovations…

Posted by Michael Koenig in features

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  1. […] look at this as the next step in bringing your comments into the light (check out our past progress here & […]

  2. […] This widget is the next step in bringing your content into the light (check out our past progress here & here). This widget can be found on our Add-on’s page along with our other kick-ass […]

  3. How and wear do I use this search function?

    Comment by hijinksensu5337 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  4. To utilize this search function you'll need to check out Lijit's search widget. It's a search box that allows blog readers to search blog specific (author specific) content. You can see Lijit in action here – http://feld.com.

    Again, this is the first phase in indexing our comments with Lijit. With that in mind comments are currently indexed with lower priority than blog posts. We're working on increasing the priority of comments in the search results. Here's an example of Intense Debate and Lijit in action – http://tinyurl.com/5ohetv

    Rome wasn't built in a day. Stay tuned…

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  5. i´m new here, let me try this!!

    Comment by dav729781 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  6. yes by the way I have!!

    Can I change the colors of my intense debate displayed on my blog??

    its black but I like more blue

    Comment by dav729781 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  7. What do you mean exactly? What would you like to be blue?

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  8. try away Dav7! Let me know if you have any questions.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  9. Interesting.

    I am standardizing on WordPress & IntenseDebate for all my sites and those of my clients. This development may prove to be useful for my client's real estate blog at http://www.garymountainrealtor.com as we transition that business into social media from e-mail marketing.

    There was a comment recently on disqus vs. intensedebate where Disqus was praised for being more innovative. I am happy to see IntenseDebate starting to unveil new features.

    Comment by wiseleo — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  10. Thanks! There's plenty more coming!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  11. I missed this news. I'm glad to see this type of stuff happening. I'm currently scoping lijit for my blogs.

    Comment by bwana18751 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  12. […] excited about this enhanced integration which marks the next step in putting your comments on the map.  Check out the Lijit blog for more […]

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