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11:48 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Mojeek looks very interesting. Nice un-cluttered layout and pretty good results.

It does lack one think though... Oh yea ads :)

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seems to use a meta search and it's own search.

Yet another funny sounding SE...... oh dear

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"Mojeek a new crawler based search engine offering it's own unique results, all of which has been independently gathered and indexed by crawling the web. Mojeek's search results contain no other engine's results"

Anyone know of the size of the index? (if they are using its on at 100%)

Im guessing it contains little over 100 million pages...

I like it tho, but the blue color is hurting my eyes.

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looks good wish them luck with the venture

seems spam free suspect thats cos spammers havent hit yet if they can keep the spam out they will achieve what other SE's have failed at

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Yet another funny sounding SE...... oh dear

...and what's wrong with that? :-)

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Mack,

Your ranking of search results seems a bit strange. I ran a workshop (being an academic by day) last year called "Innovations in Web Infrastructure" at the WWW conference. If I search by my surname, I get a page with this text in it (http://www2005.org/tutorials). If I search using the keywords: "innovations" "web" "infrastructure" "iwi" (the last being the workshop acronym, the same page doesn't appear (even though all words are on the page). If I leave off the last keyword (the acronym), I get a whole host of results, but the page doesn't appear in the first two results pages, even though they're all next to each other on the page.

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Mack,
Your ranking of search results seems a bit strange

It's not mine. lol :)

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Ah! Sorry. The developer's name is Marc, and in my haste, I got your names blended together!
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Yet another funny sounding SE...... oh dear

...and what's wrong with that? :-)

Out of the 300 plus more familiar engines and directories, I could only name maybe 10 off the top of my head. I've already forgotten what this new engine is called.

Shame really, they went to all that trouble of building the thing and screwed up with the name - that's quite funny lol.

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I guess you're right - what's with "google" and "inktomi" and all these funny names, eh?
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"Mojeek a new crawler based search engine offering it's own unique results, all of which has been independently gathered and indexed by crawling the web. Mojeek's search results contain no other engine's results"

If so, then how come that they list pages from my site that have been removed for months and are not used as links on other sites? I have never seen their bot on my site.

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Any new search engine that powers it's own results is welcome against the endless garbage of meta search engines all producing the same google results.

I also do not see anything named the mojeek in the long list of bots that crawl my site. However I do see results from my site.

So the question is, how is Mojeek identifying itself during crawl or is only just another meta search engine?

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I guess you're right - what's with "google" and "inktomi" and all these funny names, eh? <<<<<<

Google and inktomi were marketed with perfection and have more easily remembered names. The business name is so important, especially where the internet is concerned.

Unless you 'purposely go all out to memorise 'Mojeek'
you won't think to type that in over say Yahoo or Google. Google is well known the world over, Mojeek is not.

Mojeek has nothing unique about it as far as I can see,
so you're telling me to use it just because it has a big database? But so has Google, and I'm more likely to remember Google or inktomi than Mojjek. Oops, I even spelt the name incorrectly, and it's a good job I never typed that into Google, as mojeek wouldn't have come up.

It looks likely to be another 'me too' operation, without a single thought towards originality or uniqueness. I wouldn't waste my time worshipping anything that isn't established.

It must prove itself first and then I'll reconsider.

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you won't think to type that in over say Yahoo or Google. Google is well known the world over, Mojeek is not.

When Google first appeared not many people could actually spell it correctly - its all question of getting used to.

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I tend to agree. If Google had called it's self Mojeek, and this new se was called Google the tables would be turned.

I think any new SE really is up against it because Google have set the bar very high indeed. Most new starts will be on a very limited budget, whereas the big players have huge reserves in terms of funding for R+D

It can be interestedig to follow the footsteps of a new start that has ambitions. I think Matt Wells really came through by showing us just what a one man show can really do with Gigablast.

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Who knows ... in a year or three, Folks around our lil' blue marble may all be nodding and saying "I don't know, but I can go online and jeek it ... cause Mo Knows.
:)

Impossible? Maybe improbable, but not impossible. A mere six years ago, I had never heard of Google, and today, notwithstanding a fair amount of satisfaction, it hasn't become my sole choice for search.

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Well funny sounding names for search engines could be good.
I am just setting up the "Your trying to look for What?" search engine.
We are just trying to find a host for it.
grin..

The other week we were developing the "IVER LARGEONE" search engine that only indexes porn websites.. grin..
It only works every so often though..the "Peekaboo" search engine that indexed magic based websites never got off the ground.
I heard that it dissapeared into thin air! grin..

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I'm trying to find out if they're metasearching and I can't find where they are getting their results from.

From my own tests, it seems like they have a real crawler and index, very small of course.

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The results are way off topic in niche areas.

seems useless for NON-US results

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Well I have just tried Mojeek out and did a search for a simlar spelt word to my search engines domain name and Mojeek displayed my domain at the top of the listings, the results seemed to be very accurate and fresh with no bad links but when I did a search for the string "<snip>" the results displayed didn't appear to be that related to the searched for term. A new crawling engine though is a good thing so all in all it is good, with fast results.
I am a little picky when it comes to things like that and I appreciate the sheer level of work involved with setting up a new engine that crawls the web having done it myself, so I can see that it will be a good tool to use.

Heaps of regards
Dave A

[edited by: Woz at 11:02 pm (utc) on Mar. 19, 2006]
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fischermx wrote:
I'm trying to find out if they're metasearching and I can't find where they are getting their results from.

Their website mentions their own crawler:

MojeekBot and formerly Citenikbot is the web crawler for the Mojeek search engine.

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I see they have a feature to search the UK but I get mostly UK results in their regular searches anyways.
I'm not liking the beta.