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Blekko Launches Web Grepper, Helps You Find Data From Over 20B Indexed URLs

Blekko, introduced a new feature today dubbed as ‘Web Grepper” will allows users to run searches on the ENTIRE Blekko index of more than 20 billion URLs according to a recent presentation, to reveal data that you could not search and find using keywords.

In other words, you can also search material in the actual HTML coding of a web page.

To run Web Grepper, head over to the Blekko’s homepage and enter the slashtag /webgrep into the search box. Then, click the request a report button and enter what you would like to have grepped. Next, on Blekko’s community of users vote on what greps to run. Blekko will run reports twice a day, Monday-Friday.

Blekko said they’ll be reviewing reports to make sure that Web Grepper is not be used as a hacking tool to obtain personal and private info.

The following are a few examples of Web Greps that Blekko has run during the testing:

  1. The number of sites utilizing Facebook Comments vs. sites using Disqus
  2. The number of urls and domains using nofollow tags
  3. Sites with rickroll links
  4. Determining which type of feed is more popular, ATOM or RSS? (see image below; click for larger version)

[Via: SEL]

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