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3:36 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I never really know where to post this kinda stuff. Hope this is the correct spot.

Anywho, IxQuick just added
Teoma
WiseNut

to their searchable engine list. Good tool, but I think the Overture spots are screwing up some of their SERPS. I'm superised google has not been added yet. That would be sweet.

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3:57 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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These are good additions. ixQuick was getting too reliant on PPC engines last time I looked. This will add some interest to the results.
5:30 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Google, as far as I know, costs a fair bit of money to integrate. (last meta somebody reported, they had to stop using google, cause far as I know, they weren't paying).

Ixquick, given that they just integrated two players who 1) is already doing pay for inclusion, and 2) was just bought by a directory that is no longer a directory,

I'm ambivilent as to this will make me actually use Ixquick. Though I will say, for those fond of meta search, this makes the tool far more valuable in my eyes.

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It used to be a very good resource. Losing Google and adding mainly paid for Search Engines is making the results now close on useless. Adding teoma and wisenut is a good move, but the results still seem fairly useless.
7:00 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Good points. I took a look at IxQuick about a week or two ago and was shocked by all the PPC engines.

But if you think about it, it's not easy coming up with 7 - 8 *decent* search engines or directories these days for a meta-search engine.

8:27 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Do we now if any SE or Portal is using their info?

For what they offer, it's quite nice (well once), but they can't seem to get that edge.

I don't believe anyone I know use them on a regular basis. What's their market?

Spinner..

PS: Jeremy, are you sure IX pays to use these SE's info or are they somehow filtering based on real-time searching?

Just curious.

8:52 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Google doesn't allow anybody to use their stuff without $$$$

As for Wisenut/Teoma, they might be able to get it for free? not sure though.