Improved Search

In order to give you more flexibility with the song search we’ve added some features that will allow you to be more specific about what you want. By default the search looks at each of the keywords you enter and sorts the matches ranked by relevance so that you see the best match first. That’s in an ideal world, of course, and sometimes the system doesn’t get it right.

If you’re getting a bunch of results but not finding what you’re looking for, you can try narrowing your search a little with the following techniques:

* To get results that match an exact phrase, wrap the phrase in double quotes
(e.g. “Medeski Martin and Wood”).

* To get results that must contain a particular word, stick a “+” before the word
(e.g. Chemical Brothers +remix)

* To get results that do not contain a particular keyword, stick a “-” before the word
(e.g. Morrison -Van +Jim)

This should greatly improve the accuracy of the results without being too difficult to use. We’re not stopping here, of course, and we’ll be continually looking for different ways to improve both the quantity and the quality of search results.

As a side note, If you keep getting ringtones or partial songs feel free to email the search term you used to feedback@blip.fm.

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6 Comments

chinchillart  on August 27th, 2008

Cool! I’ll give it a try!

kalyke  on August 27th, 2008

Very excited for this feature. ^_^ Thanks. You guys \m/ rock \m/

Madu  on August 29th, 2008

You’re really a hype here in Brazil, dude! =)
Twitter is growing a big deal among us, and you’ve been just as brilliant as Last.fm and Pandora people creating a webservice that connects people around a simple, but powerful interest!
Congratz to all of you for the work! =)
Best rgds,
Francisco Madureira
UOL

Saulo Benigno  on August 30th, 2008

Why there’s no FEED/RSS option on Blip.fm ? :(

fuzzygroove  on September 1st, 2008

There is RSS for your private station, the global station and each user’s public station. When you are on the page that you want a feed for, look at the top right of the menu bar and you should see an RSS icon. Click that to get to the RSS version of that page.

pablo  on October 18th, 2008

The search needs to be improved. A bigger box and with no results of other bands.

The members may not talk is bad, too.

The idea is genial!! Tanks

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