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Searching 2,736,200,561 web pages to bring you complete information about every health topic
They claim its a health search engine .. but I searched for some other sector keywords and it came up with an OK set of results for that as well.
They trumpet the fact they are using "categories" as the main force in their algo, but I have a feeling the next generation of search is going to be beyond categories.
All in all, tho, it's not bad. I just think they have an identity problem. Early articles profiled them as a health search engine, recent articles lean more towards a search engine with niche channels. - So which is it?
I would guess that there is some basic web page classification technique being used during crawling, with bog-standard full-text indexing, plus some simple keyword-based categorization. Not terribly interesting in that case, since it doesn't really push the boundaries on search engine technology. Also, a bit slow last night (up to 5-6 seconds to get search results listing).
[edited by: engine at 11:09 am (utc) on Feb. 18, 2006]
[edit reason] no specifics, thanks. [/edit]
Politics and travel are a good idea, too. Again, lots of spam in many results.
Still, like I figured out, if you carve out a tiny market share in search, G and Y will come and eat your lunch and dinner, too. Without breathing hard.