May 22, 2022

Social Media: A Completely Rebuilt Search Tool with New Features Debuts on Tumblr

Along with the launch of the rebuilt search tool Tumblr also announced their database now contains more than 65 million posts.

Here’s a List With Some of the New Features (via Tumblr Staff Blog)

  • You can now use multiple #tags in a single query to find all that #hello kitty #nail art.
  • Searching for “government shutdown” now returns posts tagged #government shutdown or that mention ”government shutdown”. Searching “#government shutdown” will limit the results to posts with that #tag.
  • You’ll now see related blogs in your search results.
  • Use the new Filter menu to filter by post type!
  • And in an effort to make the explicit content filter more transparent (and less confusing), we’ve moved the option right to the search results page. 


From PC Week:

The [65 million post] milestone comes after Tumblr back in March crossed the 45 billion post mark. At this point, Tumblr is home to some 143 million blogs, according to Tumblr’s “About” page, up from 100 million earlier this year.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.