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KartOO to release site search

 2:46 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

French visual search engine pioneer KartOO is about to release a site search solution for websites.
A test is running here:

Up to now KartOO did meta websearch, as well as intranet search.
The new site search employs an own indexer (obviously) as well as their flash interface.

I don't know how expensive it's going to be but I think it could be a pretty attractive solution for larger web properties.


jeremy goodrich

 7:09 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Nice - could be interesting, but that 'test'...I'm not sure how it's supposed to work. Typed in a few urls, got nothing back.

Perhaps when it goes alpha we'll have a better idea?

I think it would be very nice to have a visual map of some of my sites created that way - could be very useful.

Thanks for sharing, heini.


 9:09 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

This test only allows searching on www.kartoo.com...as any internal search engine. If you want any information, you can of course contact me directly.



 9:15 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld kartoo!,

and congratulations to your search visualisation.

Is there a reason why one cannot choose Google?
Could you make the Yahoo choice to Yahoo.com?

keep up the good work.


 9:40 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yahoo will be Yahoo.com very soon. Concerning google, they do not want to appear in our results...I think they don't like competition ;-)



 9:49 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks, with it being Yahoo.com that will mean Google results for the time being I presume (or are you waiting for them to switch to Ink ;))?


 1:11 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the board, thanks for stopping by.

Any more info about this feature? How is it going to be produced?

I think it would be very nifty to search my own sites specifically with kartoo.


 1:16 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

i'm very impressed - somehow it makes more sense in a site-search context where you already have in mind the kind of content you are going to find. i find the web interface version dazzlingly beautiful and elegant, but i think it would have usability issues for novice net users who cannot visualise the internet. but as a site search tool it rocks. when will it be available? and how much?


 3:15 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

I wish I could see it. I've tried it with Netscape, IE and Opera ... no good. Guess its not designed for Mac users?


 4:55 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

A very interesting search visualization. I believe some users will appreciate the "connections" map concept. I will actually have to real-world the thing for a while...


 8:30 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

There appears to be some sort of page loading problem. I am trying to view the ww2.kartoo.com/kartoo/ link using IE5.5 on a Win 98SE machine, DSL connection, but nothing shows up except the search field at the very top. Have tried several times but no go....


 8:35 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

mmmm perhaps you should put something into the box then? ;)

Try "kartoo"


 4:33 am on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oops! Sorry about that... the rest of the Kartoo site is so incredibly well designed (obviously by an artist), I thought perhaps this was a table that was not loading correctly!


 8:42 am on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi folks,

Your comments are really interesting for us. As you will understand KartOO Site Box is a new product, and you may find some bugs.I will try to answer some of your questions. Firstly this solution is very easy to implement on your own site (you only receive the HTML code by mail, and the interface can be adapted to your graphical charter by our "artist"...as someone said...thanks for him)...after ordering the product...I want to precise...our prices are by the most competitive on the market, and you have an unique tool...but I am not here for promotion ;-).

Thanks again for your feedback


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