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Accoona launches EU version

     
12:54 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Back in 2004 Accoona launched a Chinese/English search engine [webmasterworld.com] and then made even more news when they paid Bill Clinton to give an inaugural speech for their launch.

Their claim to fame was some sort of AI that was supposed to provide SERPs rivalling Google's. At the time of their initial launch most WebmasterWorld members weren't too impressed by what they saw.

Two years down the road I have yet to see much traffic at all from Accoona's English or Chinese engines. But their SERPs look a bit better than they did at launch. Not great, but better.

So now the big news that all of Europe has been waiting for....

Now there's an EU version of Accoona!
[accoona.eu...]

What do you think?

6:53 am on July 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dreadful in my area. I shouldn't think that Brin and Page are losing any sleep. ;)
9:01 am on July 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>Dreadful in my area.

Agreed. Spam heaven on the spot checks I did.
You can't make a unified European search engine to cover everything very well imo.

2:13 am on July 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Definitely not a Googlekiller. Europe is too complex an area to cover with a single engine. There are multiple ccTLDs to index and multiple languages to handle. Merely sticking a .eu tag on a search engine doesn't make it European. :)

Regards...jmcc