Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles



Wednesday, 4th May 2011

Topix Search Powered by Blekko

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

Blekko, the new search engine that is using human curation to eliminate spam from search results, today announced it will power the search capability of Topix, the Web’s largest platform for local influence, marking an unprecedented partnership for a search engine not yet six months old.

Blekko will now power Topix search on more than 360,000 edited news pages consisting of content from more than 50,000 sources that include newspapers, blogs, radio and TV stations, government, magazines and corporate information sites. Topix is one of the largest news aggregator sites with over seven million monthly unique visitors and is rated 206, according to ComScore. Additionally, over one million searches are conducted by Topix users per month.

Full story >>


Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

More articles by Africa S. Hands »

« All ResourceBlog Articles



FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »

FeedLatest FreePint Content:

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Factiva (Introduction; Value; Contact Details)
    Tuesday, 13th October 2015

    Andrew Grave begins his review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news aggregation service, introducing the company and product and giving his view on the value the product offers.

  • Click to view the article Thomson Reuters Legal Division Gives Perspective on Changing Patterns in Content Usage
    Tuesday, 13th October 2015

    Business information specialist, Chris Porter, talks to Thomson Reuters about the interaction between evolving customer needs and contractual conditions. He interviews Jonathan Beak, chief counsel of the Thomson Reuters Legal business for UK and Ireland, to look in particular at how the Thomson Reuters legal information division has changed its approach since acquiring the Practical Law Company and how this has also impacted on Westlaw.

  • Click to view the article Trends in Content & Data Usage and Usage Rights
    Monday, 12th October 2015

    Many information professionals are experiencing situations where end-users want to do more with the content and data than is in the contract with the supplier. Information management specialist Bill Noorlander explains the terms primary and secondary usage, gives examples of 'usage creep', and explains how to ensure end-users stay within specific usage guidelines, contractual terms & conditions - and how to go about extending these rights if necessary.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »

A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.

FreePint Testimonials

"I found the Communities of Practice session one of the most valuable I have attended. It's helpful to talk to so many people who worry about ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »




Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »


All Archives »