Nay Min Thu

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Monday, October 02, 2006

New Search Engines

Envying the success of Google Almighty, some new search engines have been sprouting up recently. Here are two of them:

1) www.snap.com
Its main difference is the preview display of websites alongside the search results. Another novelty is that the users get to rate the search results. So if a site gets high user rating, that site will get listed among the top, which is totally unlike Google's BackRub algorithm. (but the question is why a user would like to rate a search result? and if a site would like to be among the top, they would hire somebody or write a programme to rate the site positively.)

2) www.brainboost.com
It prides itself as an "Answer Engine", which uses "AnswerRank" system. It supposedly finds the search results based on how relevant the search result is to your query. I don't know how the AnswerRank algorithm works. It never mentions in its website.

Whether or not these search engines will become next Google or replace Google altogether, only time will tell.

=)

2 Comments:

At 3:20 AM, Anonymous Jason Fields said...

Nay,

HI, I work at Snap.com as their Online Marketing Manager and Product Evangelist and have some clarification comments...

Actually the rating system is related to the site being perfect or junk for your search results personally. This system 'contributes' to a larger collective ranking of sites based upon user feedback as a holistic system... It does NOT directly affect the site in its rank if you click the rating on a one to one relationship...

So in answer to your comment, it is very difficult, if not impossible to be gamed... there are many other factors that our system takes into consideration for ranking results best... this is only one piece...

We think that its important for our search audience to be able to contribute top relevance/ranking of sites in ways that they are prevented from doing so on other search sites...

Thanks for your post!

Jason Fields
On line Marketing Manager
www.Snap.com

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger Nay Min Thu said...

Hi Jason,

tks for ur clarification.

hope Snap.com (a david in training..) can take on google goliath..

=)

 

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