Thursday, June 28, 2007

Get your blog displayed in search results pages

Healia, where I'm interning for the summer, has just rolled out an interesting program called Healia Links. The idea's pretty simple: bloggers display the Healia search widget on their blogs, and in return, Healia displays a rotating link to participating blogs in its search results pages.

I'm not aware of any other search engine -- or any other site, for that matter -- doing something quite like this.

If you're a blogger or site owner, you should give it a shot. Note that in order for Healia to display a link to your blog, your content must meet the editorial guidelines. You don't need to be a healthcare blogger per se, but your blog can't have offensive content, ad link directories, defamatory language, etc. More information available in the terms of agreement, accessible through the program description page.

The search widget looks like this:

As an experiment, use the widget above to try a comparative search between Healia and Google on a junk-results prone search term, like, say, "diet pills."



Crabby McSlacker said...

Hmm, I'll have to give this search thingy some thought.

There are so many intriguing widgets out there now. It's really much more fun sometimes to play with the blog than to actually write in it!

Jonathan said...

True, true!

I like your blog. :)

Walter said...

Nice tip, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks Jonathan, good luck with your internship.

Jonathan said...

Hi Walter, thanks! I just noticed that you've included the Healia link and you'll start showing up on the search results page soon. I'll send you an email confirmation -- stay tuned.