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Terra Portals: The Search Results
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msg:817826
 2:34 pm on Apr 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here is a bit of information that you might find useful regarding the various Terra portals on the web.

I have listed the search features each Country-specific Terra portal has to offer.
-Who provides the results.
-How they are displayed.
-Where you can submit a site.
-Where the search features are located on each Terra.

[6]Global - buscar2.terra.com/buscar/[/6]
This is the backbone that powers many of the search platforms on Terra's portals. It is powered by Lycos with results pulled from the Lycos Directory and FAST Search and Transfer.

Drop-down box Options:
-Global Spanish-language search
-Various Spanish/Portuguese language country-specific searches*.

* Will search for sites within the database whose domains are country-specific. For example if you choose Brazil then the results will display all relevant sites that are hosted on .com.br addresses.

Search box defaults to Global Spanish-language search

Displayed Results:

1. List of keywords that other users have searched for that are related to your search
2. Related Categories pulled from the Lycos Directory
3. Web sites that were found to be relevant within the Lycos Directory along with what category they are located.
4. Web Pages pulled from FAST's database. They can be both specific to the country or language depending on the search option selected.

Suggest a site available at buscar2.terra.com/buscar/agregarsite.html

[6]Spain - Terra.es[/6]

Search: Search box at top of page or by selecting "Buscador" from the left Navbar.

Drop-down options:
-Search(Default)
-Products
-Sites
-Pages

Default Search

1. Within Terra's Network. These consist of Terra's own sub domains and pages specifically created by Terra.
2. Terra Categories related to the topic (Web Sites)
3. Web Pages listed by Inktomi's database
4. Terra's e-commerce shopping lists

Any of the above results can be displayed alone by selecting the appropriate search option beside the search box before the search is performed.

No Add Url page available

[6]Argentina - Terra.com.ar[/6]

Search: Search box located at the top middle of the page or by selecting "Buscador" from the left Navbar.

Displayed Results:

1. Sections unique to Terra Argentina (Chat, Special, Channels, etc.)
2. News
3. Terra Categories (Not necessarily specific to Argentina)
4. Web Sites submitted to Terra.com.ar

Ability to suggest a site

[6]Brazil - Terra.com.br[/6]

Search: Search box at top of page or can select "Busca" from the left Navbar.

Search box on main page defaults to "Search The Web"

Options from Search Page:
-Radio buttons for Brazil or The Web
-Button to search using HotBot

Brazil Option:

1. Related Categories
2. Most relevant submitted sites listed in Terra Brazil's categories.
3. Web Pages pulled from the FAST's database on Brazil-specific (.br) domains.

Search The Web Option:

1. Table of similar terms that other users searched for.
2. Related Categories
3. Most relevant submitted sites listed in Terra Brazil's categories
4. Web Pages pulled from FAST's database specific to pages entirely in Portuguese. (Not specific to Brazil)

Ability to suggest a site

[6]Chile - Terra.cl[/6]

Search: Search box window located on main index page.

Drop-down options:
-Terra.cl
-Search the web

Terra.cl Option

1. Articles, News, and other features from Terra.cl.

Search The Web Option(Default)

1. Table of similar terms that other users searched for.
2. Related Categories
3. Web Sites pulled from various categories. (Lycos Directory)
4. Web Pages pulled from FAST's database specific to pages entirely in Spanish. (Not specific to Chile)

Ability to suggest a site

[6]Colombia - Terra.com.co[/6]

Search: Search box at top of page or by selecting "Buscador" from the left Navbar.

Drop-down box options:
-General Search
-News/Articles
-Sites

General search option:

1. Table of similar terms that other users searched for.
2. Related Categories. (Lycos Directory)
3. Web Sites pulled from various categories. (Lycos Directory)
4. Web Pages pulled from FAST's database specific to pages entirely in Spanish. (Not specific to Colombia)

News/Articles Option:

1. Articles that are posted on Terra.com.co that related to the search

Sites Option:

1. Table of similar terms that other users searched for.
2. Related Categories. (Lycos Directory)
3. Web Sites pulled from various categories. (Lycos Directory)
4. Web Pages pulled from FAST's database specific to pages entirely in Spanish. (Not specific to Colombia)


[6]Costa Rica - Terra.co.cr[/6]

Search: Have to select "Buscador" from the left Navbar that defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]El Salvador - Terra.com.sv[/6]

Search: Have to select "Buscador" from the left Navbar that defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Guatemala - Terra.com.gt[/6]

Search: Have to select "Buscador" from the left Navbar that defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Honduras - Terra.com.hn[/6]

Search: Have to select "Buscador" from the left Navbar that defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Mexico - Terra.com.mx[/6]

Search: Search box at top of page or by selecting "Buscador" from the left Navbar.

Search Box:

Defaults to Terra's global search portal

Terra Mexico Search Page:

*Settings defaulted to general global search results.

Drop-Down Options:
-Terra
-Directory
-Mexico
-Global
-Shopping

Terra Option:

1. Sponsored Listings or Terra's own specialized categories
2. Any kind of information page that can be found on any Terra Mexico server. This includes results lists, news, categories, etc. (Serious flaws in results)

Directory Option:

1. Sponsored Listings or Terra's own specialized categories
2. Related Categories
3. Web Sites pulled from various categories. (Lycos Directory)

Mexico Option:

1. Sponsored Listings or Terra's own specialized categories.
2. Web Pages pulled from FAST's database specific to Mexico.

Global Option:

1. Sponsored Listings or Terra's own specialized categories.
2. Web Pages pulled from FAST's global database.

Shopping Option:

1. Products listed on Terra Mexico

Suggest a site page error

[6]Nicaragua - Terra.com.ni[/6]

Search: Have to select "Buscador" from the left Navbar that defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Panama - Terra.com.pa[/6]

Search: Have to select "Buscador" from the left Navbar that defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Peru - Terra.com.pe[/6]

Search: Search box located at the top of the main page defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Dominican Republic - Terra.com.do[/6]

Search: Search box located at the top of the main page defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Uruguay - Terra.com.uy[/6]

Search: Search box located in the center of the main page.

1. News
2. Related Categories
3. Web Sites that were submitted to Terra.com.uy (Not country-domain specific)

[6]USA - Terra.com[/6]

Search: Search box located at the top of the main page defaults to Terra's main search portal.

[6]Venezuela - Terra.com.ve[/6]

Search: Search box at top of page or by selecting "Buscador" from the left Navbar.

Search Box:
*Defaults to Terra's main search portal

Terra Venezuela search page:

Offers two search boxes:
-Lycos (Defaults to Terra's main search portal.)
-Search in Chévere

Chévere Option:

1. Offers a listing of sites underneath each appropriate category found that is contain information related to the search.

Please let me know if any information here needs to be corrected or updated.

 

Ove




msg:817827
 3:19 pm on Apr 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks alot for this
greate post
/Ove

lazerzubb




msg:817828
 5:09 pm on Apr 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nice, i hope we will see an increase of advertising on these pages, because that makes a major difference if we will continue to see them in the future.

Tor




msg:817829
 8:15 am on Apr 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thank you for this info msgraph. We are just about to start a project that targets the Spanish speaking market and this is valuable information for us.

chris_f




msg:817830
 8:20 am on Apr 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

What about the UK.

-- Sorry silly question. There is no Terra UK. Just AllTheWeb and Lycos.

engine




msg:817831
 8:32 am on Apr 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

FYI Lycos UK Corporate information. [lycos.co.uk]

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