Edited 2 January 2006 to add searches by geographical location and general profile searches. Now works in New Blogger aka Blogger Beta, too.]
How you search Blogger depends on what you want to search for, but I'll cover different ways of searching Blogger.com as I've noticed people recently arriving at my blog who clearly want to know how!
Blogger helpTo search the official Blogger help articles, go to this page or use this box (not case sensitive and it seems to ignore <, > and $ symbols but otherwise it searches whole words only) - results open in a new window:
How to find Blogger members by interests, movies, music, books, (updated Aug 07:) industry, occupationTo search the profiles of Blogger members to find Blogger users who have a particular interest or like particular movies, musics or books or (updated Aug 07) works in a particular industry or has a particular occupation, try this post (which also gives code you can insert in your own blog or webpage for the search form), or use the search form below (opens in a new window).
Note that I don't know how Blogger have chosen to order the results, and don't forget that though it says Results 1-10 on the results page there could be more than 10 results so keep hitting that Continue button if you want to see more results.
How to search for Blogger.com members by geographical locationUse the form below to find Blogger.com bloggers living near you, or Blogger users from another particular geographical place (with thanks to Michael Bates for the syntax and KRS/Truckspy/redryder52 for sussing out that they use standard international country codes and providing the code for the full list!).
Note again as above that there could be more than 10 results, and also note that:
- Country and state, province or city is essential to find a town - you have to enter both country and state/province/city for it to work, you just can't enter a town without entering the state too (though you can enter just the state etc without a town, or the country without a state or province etc)
- No abbreviations - you have to enter the full name of the state or town, no abbreviations (e.g. Ca won't find anything, you need California).
How to find Blogger.com bloggers by name, and search their profilesTo search for a particular Blogger member by their username, or just to search within Blogger members' profiles for a combination of things e.g. someone with particular interests in a particular location, use the form below (but bear in mind it only searches profiles which have been indexed on Google, and "London" can find someone named "London" as well as people living in London, so if you want something specific use one of the other forms - unfortunately you can't combine a specific location search with a specific interests etc search, the only way to search both is to use this form with the one issue I mentioned):
How to search blogs which use Blogger/BlogspotTo search the content of blogs which use Blogger, i.e. the text of blog posts, at least where they are hosted on Blogger's associated Blogspot.com (not all Blogger blogs are), search on Google against site:blogspot.com (i.e. type in your search term then type "site:blogspot.com" in the Google search box) or use this form; again results open in a new window:
(Note though that this only searches blogs which Google has indexed; it doesn't search all Blogspot blogs unfortunately, as Google doesn't crawl them all, and furthermore it won't search Blogger blogs which are hosted elsewhere than on Blogspot and whose name therefore don't end in "blogspot.com". Technorati do have much better coverage of blogs but sadly you can't yet search for words from particular domains or subdomains on Technorati.)
Or you can now search Blogger blogs via Google's Blog Search, which crawls more blogs than the main Google service:
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