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Souped-up search engine Teoma to take aim at Google
Laisha




msg:30802
 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.

[nandotimes.com...]

 

stavs




msg:30803
 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.

celerityfm




msg:30804
 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....

EliteWeb




msg:30805
 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.

stavs




msg:30806
 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.

celerityfm




msg:30807
 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 :).

stavs




msg:30808
 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.

EliteWeb




msg:30809
 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.

rubble88




msg:30810
 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.
[teoma.com...]

GoogleGuy




msg:30811
 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? ;)

NFFC




msg:30812
 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 :)

hasbeen




msg:30813
 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.

oilman




msg:30814
 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.

MarkHutch




msg:30815
 7:27 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

grnidone




msg:30816
 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..

Key_Master




msg:30817
 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...

celerityfm




msg:30818
 4:28 am on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Keymaster-
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.

MarkHutch




msg:30819
 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.

Brett_Tabke




msg:30820
 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].

tedster




msg:30821
 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.

JBoss008




msg:30822
 6:44 pm on Apr 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

[cnn.com...]

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

JBoss008




msg:30823
 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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