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He is commited to improving it and being considered somewhat of significant in the future, any ideas of how to improve it? What could be changed, deleted?
I think with good branding and capitalization it could definitely have some great possibilities.
(the box search portion is being rewritten for Oct 1)
What do you's think?
That is my advice if you want to make it work better.
I wish you the best in your venture.
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 4:49 am (utc) on Sep. 21, 2004]
Minor quibble but the odp clone is lacking proper notice on the page.
If he is serious about getting serious, he should probably start with the results.
Thank you everyone for the advice and help. I am encouraged that the things I wish to do on the box search is what you all think should happen. I will be peppering paid and organic to keep money flowing and keep people coming back.
It is a very hard balance and my ex-poartner and I fought alot on how pure to be about searches and how pragmatic to be about revenue.
Question back I have is those who are into organics "so much" how do they make money? repeated need to be filtered I know, not currently happening, but will soon.
I can strip out all the banners or some but everything commercail removed lowers revenue. Balance needs to found, clearly I am currently over the top in groups view, accepted.
Does anyone make a business full time of search engines for profit?
If I provide only a search box, then google will always be faster and deeper so then I might as well close up shop. Yahoo model is what I feel worth following again revenue thinking is biggest thought for me.
Sorry about being mercenary but I am. Anyone suggest way to make more money, new box search come back and see mid-Oct and please recomment. Thanks for the itme.
Needs a colour change.
like: Site Features, Humour, Financials and Extras etc - but it's pretty free of them when a 'normal search' is done. In some places it's a bit too colourful and overcrowded.
I've got very mixed feelings about this one, I reckon it's a search facility trying to be a big looking portal, but fails in the portal department, kind of like MSN does. Although MSN has better partners (obviously), but is still a long way from Yahoo.
You need tons of cash to become a portal, and a few tickers and feeds here and there ain't going to fool anyone. Shame really - just another engine cash grabber me thinks!