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freesearch PR Blitz
starting to show up on the radar yet?
seth_wilde

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Msg#: 1135 posted 3:47 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

First the Registar & the Guardian and now hitting SEM news sources. It seems that freesearch.co.uk [freesearch.co.uk] is having a nice little media blitz. I know it's still brand spanking new, but is anybody seeing it show up in their log files yet?

 

IanTurner

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Msg#: 1135 posted 4:34 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nothing seen yet, but then again its so new I haven't added it into the log analyser yet.

No reason why it shouldn't do well though, nice layout solid results (Overture + Inktomi), good response time - the dictionary feature is also innovative.

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 1135 posted 4:41 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nice! - remove the extra class declaration on line 58 and it will be extra nice!:

validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesearch.co.uk%2F#line-58

mipapage

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Msg#: 1135 posted 5:34 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nice looking and fast for sure. Nice results too. Love the name, can't believe it was available...

exmoorbeast

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Msg#: 1135 posted 10:44 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agree with Ian....the site is the fastest I have seen all year, nice one. I suppose Overture must have some seriously fast machines. A server farms full of beasts!

IanTurner

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Msg#: 1135 posted 1:38 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, it could be quicker if some of the whitespace was removed from the pages too.

exmoorbeast

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Msg#: 1135 posted 3:48 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I wonder if it's cached results actually, cos I doubt the technology they are using would search faster than Google! Or maybe it does! Great image search too.

Receptional

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Msg#: 1135 posted 7:26 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Certainly not cached - The Overture element certainly isn't, it is live - so none of it is.

Just quick and clean.

Good luck to them - They are at the Publishers Conference here in Orlando... (I got a magnalite freebie.. nah nah na na na.)

Dixon.

exmoorbeast

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Msg#: 1135 posted 11:25 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually very simple to cache from search result suppliers, and so subtly that the user can never tell.

The only thing I don't like, (and I always try and find things I don't like after the things I do) is the fact that you can't easily submit your url, or have I missed something!

Good to see another UK engine, UK Based. Looks like the UK has some great entrepreneurs which can only be a good thing IMO.

nicebloke

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Msg#: 1135 posted 12:56 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes but isn't it all just an Overture feed?

Terrier

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Msg#: 1135 posted 4:20 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Top and bottom listings those with the infinite symbol beside them are overture, the free listing below these look like they are INK not overture

nicebloke

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Msg#: 1135 posted 4:32 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Running the 'natural' serps through a http viewer shows www21.overture.com.

richardb

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Msg#: 1135 posted 4:52 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Good to see another UK engine, UK Based. Looks like the UK has some great entrepreneurs which can only be a good thing IMO.

freeshak doesn't have the same ring to it, does it ;) OLookin g foward to that add button some of my sites aren't in!

Shak?

Rich

Terrier

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Msg#: 1135 posted 8:55 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

So what you are saying is that its pure OV. I have never bothered to look at the deep serps on overture, so their algo must be similar to ink.
Well at least I am in good company Ian Turner also thought it was ink.

coconutz

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Msg#: 1135 posted 9:14 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> deep serps on overture

I believe the backfill is provided by Ink.

Bobby_Davro

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Msg#: 1135 posted 10:06 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is 5 OV, followed by YINK I believe.

DaveN

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Msg#: 1135 posted 7:58 pm on Mar 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

if it smells like Yink, it most probably is Yink.

DaveN

webdiversity

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Msg#: 1135 posted 12:07 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try looking up Dave_N in the freesearch dictionary.....

Or better still the image search......

It's fast, it's free to search, what more could you want?

nicebloke

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Msg#: 1135 posted 1:41 pm on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Relevant search results and identification of sponsored listings.

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