Technorati Competitor: Gnoos Australian Blog Search Engine Gnoos is providing a similar search engine (as Technorati) but with an Aussie influence. It is still much faster than Technorati and seems to produce sparse but spam free results. Not nearly as many features as in Technorati, but that might be a benefit rather than a disadvantage in maintaining a fast response. Also, in related news, TechCrunch is reporting that Ask/Bloglines is offering a limited blog search and they are conducting their news searches from within 7000 pre-approved blogs and news sites. This blog is not one of those being searched.