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Yuntis - new search engine by university
looks like they have a 'sample search' out
jeremy goodrich

 8:28 pm on Oct 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yuntis search engine [yuntis-wrld.ecsl.cs.sunysb.edu]

Looks pretty cool, it's a bit slow for my taste, but the toggle for various ranking methodologies is neat.

I haven't played with it much yet, but what do you guys think?

On par with Teoma, WiseNut, or Gigablast?

Here is a page with information about their cralwer, Gulper bot [robotstxt.org]



 8:57 pm on Oct 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

It sure looks like an old index. Over a year, well at least one of my home pages is at least that old.... Some interesting results.


 9:03 pm on Oct 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yep, my site's not in it and I launched in April. I like the toggle thingy too. They gotta update though...



 9:14 pm on Oct 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Slow, very. It's almost quicker to walk to the library to find my information. Search results are quite reasonable, but there are sites in there and I have no idea why (e.g. <widget> uk, a product you would buy, came up with an Evangelistic organisation, which only included the 'uk' and not widget on the page? Even more odd when widget was several words long!)

Good start, needs tweaking - maybe worth keeping an eye on this one.


 11:25 pm on Oct 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Been around for a while actually, but it is still a research project. Use [yuntis.ecsl.cs.sunysb.edu...] for their home page, it shows more information.


 1:29 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nice logo, kind of reminds me of that other search engine that starts with G... :)


 2:28 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Real speed problems and with an index and cache more than a year old on the sites I checked - no real contender at the moment, but it will be interesting to see if/when it shapes up.


 2:55 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow, very colourful.

Stagnant index hasn't been changed for quite awhile and it takes forever to retrieve the results, looks like they are in need of some tweaking at the YuntisPlex.

..but I love the "Verbose form of your query" and detailed site information.

A massive update would make me return.


 3:25 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

engine was tearfully slow, and i saw 3-4 results form the same domain piled up on top of each other.

not to hot to me.


 4:01 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

they've got a version of my web site that was changed way back in january of this year. so this database is prob almost a year old. pretty slow too. let's see if they take it to another level.


 5:53 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

According to Yuntis the major SEs are an accommodation one, a soccer one and the excellent (but not relevant) Rootsweb, and these are lost among several SEOs of varying importance. It seems they have a lot of work to do on the relevance of their algo before they can consider themselves worthy of that #1 slot. Only then would I worry about freshness.

(I'm off to try this test on other engines; will come back and post the results later)


 9:14 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I thought that it was neatly presented, it wasn't noticeably slower than other engines from my connection. Comaparable with Lycos or AV in speed.

Relevance was a little off on some queries.


 9:30 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I found it very pleasing to the eye, and a pretty good index in terms of relevence. Quite an old index, true, but certainly deserving of a bit of investment.


 4:19 am on Oct 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Visions run through my head of dozens of webmasters writing to request an add_url form.. :)


 5:31 am on Oct 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Visions run through my head of dozens of webmasters writing to request an add_url form..

Natch. It's not a secret that Google pretty much owns the search engine world. MSN seems to be your only competition. Still won't hear me mention huevos y cestas... :)


 6:33 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

It is a modest little search engine. "Do not expect to find much for a query" The little search engine that could. Best of luck!


 6:54 pm on Nov 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ok some nice features..
But, why, why, layout/logo/etc so Google-similar?

Google started some years ago a revolution.

If you want to make a revolution too, now,
you must start doing something really different from all that we see in actual SE scenario.

Anyway, good luck Yuntis :)


jeremy goodrich

 9:35 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ah, digitalghost, you said, 'eggs and baskets' I should have guessed (I speak spanish, but some words escape me...)

Writing in to request an add_url form? No way, no need.

A modern SE (such as this, or Google, or WiseNut, or Gigablast, or Teoma) should be able to crawl web pages by following links, since the web is generally speaking so connected.

If they forgot to code that piece of their web page fetching functionality, I'm sure they'll get around to it without all of us writing them.

I can, however, picture dozens of people writing in to ask them about their spider...or how they can rank higher...:)

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