Finding the Searchers

Over the last three or four days I have noticed a specific IP address indexing my site quite regularly – and almost always within a few minutes of posting a blog entry.  It wasn’t Google, Live, or any other known (to me) blogging search engines.

I spent some time with PHP and wrote a little script just to log when this IP address indexed my site.  At the end of the few days I sent an email to the admin@ the IP address.

Turns out I dug up an “in stealth mode” startup that’s building a new blogging search engine.  I’ll honor their request not to say anymore than that at this point, but I do feel very Magnum P.I. – ish right about now 🙂



  1. Hee – “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer” – Sun-tzu Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC)

  2. You are one of those folks it will always be better to be friends with than not… 😉