Finally. After a lot of complaining and pleas for help on blogs like this one, the real players are arriving on the blog search front. Google’s Blog Search beta was just announced and is almost guaranteed to be more useful than anything else out there. I played around with it a bit tonight and it’s pretty much what you’d expect: simple results in a simple interface. Still, it’s good to see the big guys showing up and providing what will hopefully be a more reliable blog search tool.