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Souped-up search engine Teoma to take aim at Google

 1:17 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

The souped-up version of Teoma's site is to debut at 8 p.m. EST Monday.




 1:41 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

looking forward to seeing that.

wonder if they have a new logo - I think they need it.


 4:22 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I don't know how they are going to have google like success without free site submission... I fork over the $$$ but I suspect part of Google's success is related to that....


 4:32 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

:) Can't wait - Always thought its not too good to put all yer eggs in one basket! heheh easter.


 4:34 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

The new site is visble and its looking very interesting - certainly a new approach to offering results.

Like the links resources section - very useful for chasing link partners.


 4:39 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I like it... seems a bit lagged but its still neat looking.

The double spacing of the search results its bothersome, however.. but my sites show up high in the rankings so I'm happy :).


 4:41 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

site submit involves signing up to INEEDHITS - one off fee:
For Webmasters and Web Site Owners, you receive:

Fast 7 day (Beta), inclusion into the database powering Ask.com and Teoma.com.
Your Web Page will also be refreshed every 7 days.
Your URL (Web Page) stays included in this powerful database for 15 months.

Pricing (order form)

Pricing is on a per URL basis as below. It is acceptable to have multiple domain names in one order. For large orders please use our batch processing facility.

Number of URLs included: Price per URL (USD):
1st URL $30.00
URLs 2 - 1000 $18.00 each

very similar to the inktomi PFI arrangement then.


 5:26 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I like the new look, they did it like google, very simple nothing except the search.


 6:14 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

The new Teoma is NOW available. They decided to go online prior to the previously announced 5pm.


 7:07 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just have one question. Are the Overture results on top an April Fool's Day joke, or is that for real? ;)


 7:09 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

>Are the Overture results on top an April Fool's Day joke, or is that for real?

For real, as is the wise use of the right hand side to enhance the search experience as opposed to being ad space :)


 7:18 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Anybody else noticed this? When doing a search for our keywords, I get 15+ pages returned but can't get past page 3...I keep getting sent back to the beginning page.


 7:20 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I can just see some engineer at Teoma trying to figure out what he did wrong and can he save his job if he fixes it right away. :)

Gives new meaning to being on the first 3 pages of results.

<added>Looks like they're working on it in real time. It's jumping all over the place now. I got to page 4 then back then 5 then back and so on. Then all the page numbers across the bottom disappeared. Kinda fun to watch.


 7:27 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Seeing the same ONLY first three pages error here, too.


 1:25 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

How do sites get the 'More like this' underneath them? Some have it, others don't..


 1:33 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can't compare Google with Teoma. That's like comparing Unix with Microsoft.

Based on what I see with Teoma (besides being slooow), their search results are already outdated. Even NorthernLight updated their database faster...


 4:28 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

I agree.. paid inclusion search engines can't be compared side by side with engines like Google and AllTheWeb.

It's one thing to be able to build an amazingly relevant index full of content rich sites that in many ways reflects the thoughts and feelings of the 'net as a whole, but its another thing to spider sites that can afford to pay up, possibly excluding other more relevant sites that don't pay (like university research and personal web sites about highly technical but small interest topics). Paid for placement search engines put results in the hands of the corporations instead of the every day web publisher.

Ironically my website is indexed and has great rankings with Teoma without having even submitted it to their index (thanks!!) but I read in the Teoma forum that they are spidering every site they can get to until "they get their database up to the size of their competitors." Then, authority based page-rank or not, Google will be appreciated even more.


 5:15 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've seen a bunch of traffic from their spider... "Ask Jeeves" the past two weeks. Usually shows up for two or three hours per day and goes very fast. Then skips a day or two and comes back again and picks up where it left off. I've never seen teoma in my logs, except from visitors. I only see "Ask Jeeves" so I assume they are one in the same.


 7:14 am on Apr 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

If we want to compare page spam, Google is ahead by 8 advertisements with 10 total on some pages [google.com].


 7:22 am on Apr 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I was just researching a "gift" related keyword for a client and hit some Google pages that would give Jakob Nielsen hives.


 6:44 pm on Apr 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here is another CNN link I didn't see on this thread.


Tough words...it will be nice to have some competition in the SE world. Competition just makes things better.


 6:49 pm on Apr 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Basically the same article as the top one...just now from CNN.

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