In October, I put together a Google Custom Search Engine to search the blogs of several online community thought leaders. Custom search engines are a great way to control where you search while restricting the search to a specified list of experts. I wanted to share another custom search engine for Industry Analysts. This is a way to find quick quotes and research on a specific topic just from the industry analyst sites specified below:
Now, the question for you. Who did I miss? What other industry analysts cover online communities and social media?
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- Online Community Thought Leader Search
- Monitoring Dashboards: Why every company should have one
- Why Companies Should Have Online Communities
5 thoughts on “Industry Analyst Custom Search Engine”
Interesting idea. Thanks for including The 451. You might want to include the various official blogs, content from which does not appear to be picked up at the moment. All the 451 Group’s blogs can be found at http://blogs.the451group.com/
Matt, Thanks! Great catch.
I worked for this company for a bit. They analyse European media with some North American customers.
Blogs are an increasingly important source of analyst commentary, even from firms that traditionally have been walled gardens. You can find a list of Gartner analysts that blog (76 at the time of this post, though more start every couple of weeks) at:
Forrester takes blogging in a different direction with “role” or team based blogs, a list of which can be found at:
Of course, Twitter is also a source of analyst comments, sometimes quite illuminating. Tweeting analysts can be found at:
I am interested in learning more about your custom search engine on industry analysts.
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