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7:55 am on Jun 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Administrator keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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Saw UA of UCmore in my logs. It only grabed files, not pages so I went to their website:

UCmore is a revolutionary concept in online exploration: A structured knowledge base that empowers searching and surfing.

Thier search utility returned few of the common sites I usally see when I search for KW in my industry. Along with their SERP are alternative meanings of search terms. I guess this is the "revolutionary concept." Couldn't find my own site (revolutionary - hmmm.)

Their "Add Site" info reads:

Regular listing is through the Open Directory Project. This listing is completely FREE and adds your site to our PAE. Your site will be returned to UCmore users as a categorized on-the-fly search result.

Several sites I'm associated with are in the ODP but did not show up using UCmore search. It seems they are a bit premature with their launch. Or, could it be they bait for their PFI?

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10:24 pm on June 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member jeremy_goodrich is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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The number of sites basically using the ODP - and then claiming 'revlolution in tech or information retrieval' is staggering, imho.

It always amazes me when somebody throws up a search box - and then, customizes LWP::UserAgent wiht their own url, and calls it 'new & innovative' technology.

Not saying these blokes are doing the same, but the number of truly innovative search engines to come along in the last year, can be counted on fingers alone.

The number of 'also rans' that have some far fetched dream of 'internet gold rush' perhaps forget that it's 2003, & not 1996?

PFI has yet to be proven as a significant revenue stream for any index, perhaps barring Yahoo, but even they went to CPC deals to drive revenue higher (they face pressure to perform as a public company, though) & by it's nature, PFI pollutes an index & gives a bias towards commercial stuff, when people are sometimes after information, or fun, or educational stuff - that won't be found in a paid only database.

Thanks for the heads up on the user agent.