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Regator

Blog Search and Discovery


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Published 06/10/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

There are many blogs on the internet today. In fact, most regular internet users have their own or have many they visit daily. Regator offers a way to help wade through the sub-par blogs to find the good content hidden underneath. Regator is selective about the information it shows to users. A simple search can be performed to find quality blog posts on just about any topic, whether it is mainstream or underground.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Regator was first founded in November of 2007. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Regator was officially released in August of 2008. The site is self funded and maintained by the three founders, Scott Lockhart, Chris Turner, and Kimberly Turner. From the beginning, Regator was intended as a way for users to weed through the many blog posts added to the internet each day to get to the quality content. New features and capabilities have been added since the application was first released, making it even more valuable for users. Today, Regator’s mission remains much the same. Users can turn to the site to save time and get right to the good blog posts with information they want to read about.

What are the differences to other apps?

Any search engine can find a blog. There are also a number of websites dedicated to listing as many blogs as possible. However, these generally do not check for quality of content. Regator is different because it refines the search and only presents certain results that the user will find more interesting and relevant. Rather than simply listing as many results as possible, Regulator puts quality over quantity to give users exactly what they are looking for without the extra work.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Regator offers a fun and eye-catching site design, highlighted in green and blue. New users are greeted by a humorous alligator image grinning from beside the search bar. The logo looks professional in a very personable way. The layout is clean with minimal clutter. Just like Regator separates the bad from the good in blog posts, it also has done so in its site design. Users looking for something popular can scroll down and read through a list of popular blogs or change tabs to review new blogs and blog posts with audio as well as video.

How does the registration process work?

Regator features are offered to all visitors who stop by the site, even if they do not sign up for an account. New users who want to register can click the bold, orange “Get Started” tab at the top of the homepage. This takes users to the set up wizard, which requests a short list of topics the user is interested in. Using those keyword topics, the user can then refine the results by selecting from existing Regator topics found by using the keywords provided by the user. Next, the user is asked to select from blogs that fall into these categories. The posts will appear in the profile’s favorite blogs list. After selecting favorite blogs, the user can then choose specific keywords to monitor. The final step is to save the settings by entering a username, email address and password. Facebook sign up is also available for users who wish to link their Facebook profile.

What does it cost to use the application?

Visitors will be further enticed to sign up for Regator based on the membership price. Anyone can make an account and read through the blog posts found on Regator for free. No premium account option is currently offered. All features and functions can be accessed and used at no cost to the user.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Regular internet readers can really appreciate what Regator has done to refine the average person’s ability to seek out quality information. Regardless of whether or not the user has a blog of their own, Regator can help them find topics of interest, current events, celebrity updates, and other interesting subjects they want to read about.

  • Monitor specific keywords to search for newly added content that matches
  • Maintain a list of favorite blogs for fast easy access
  • Review search trends with easy to read results using a colorful chart
  • Easily search for blog posts that include video or audio media
  • Stay up to date on current events and hot topics just by visiting the Regator homepage


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