Youâ€™ve likely spent a lot of time writing blog posts, bookmarking sites you like, posting photos and videos, and creating the perfect blogroll. That makes for a lot of YOU online — a collective reflection of your personality, interests, network, and expertise. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way for others to benefit from all of that effort…or is there?
Lijit allows you to easily create your own search engine. One that searches your blog, bookmarks, photos, blogroll, and more. By offering the Lijit Search Wijit on your blog, readers can search all of YOU. In turn, Lijit gives you detailed statistics about those searches, so you can better understand and serve your reader community.
Notice the Lijit Search Wijit on the right (below the Blog Categories). Performing a search for digg will return blog posts from Search-This, as indexed by Google. See below:
It will also return results from social networking sites including: digg, del.icio.us, reddit, flickr, Stumble Upon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MyBlogLog, You Tube and many more.
And Stats Too!
In addition to performing cross-network searches it also does a nice job with stats tracking. Below are just a few of the stats tracking Lijit provides you, but there is more! Here’s also a good article by Lijit’s founder on its stats tracking.
Another neat feature is the Explore chart that shows who’s a fan, friend and who you follow, although I don’t truly understand how it works yet. Let me know if you do…
Looks like we only have two friends.
Come on people and add Search-This to your blogroll! It’s not like Zeldman needs that link!
I really like Lijit, maybe you will too? Give it a try and see what you think.