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New Search Engines – Always a good thing

Tanya Goodin
Tanya Goodin
CEO
12 May 2009

We often hear of new search engines but most pass by without making any impact onto the search consciousness let alone the general searching public. And part of the difficulty is that although many struggle with even getting close to Google’s relevancy (and that is going to be hard for anyone from a standing start) it is the fact that there is often nothing to really differentiate their offering – search is search right?

Well, of late we have seen a couple of newish takes on search from Wolfram Alpha and from Scoopler. The first is more of a fact and computational search engine and the latter is based around real time live search, drawing in from Twitter, Flickr, Digg, Delicious and many, many more.

Whether this is enough to really impact deep into our search habits only time will tell. Wolfram Alpha is not even live yet so hard to gauge! But do try out Scoopler. And quite how they montize these engines also remains to be seen.

But I am encouraged about these two latest additions and will be follwoing them closely over the next few months.

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