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freesearch PR Blitz

starting to show up on the radar yet?

     
3:47 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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First the Registar & the Guardian and now hitting SEM news sources. It seems that freesearch.co.uk [freesearch.co.uk] is having a nice little media blitz. I know it's still brand spanking new, but is anybody seeing it show up in their log files yet?
4:34 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nothing seen yet, but then again its so new I haven't added it into the log analyser yet.

No reason why it shouldn't do well though, nice layout solid results (Overture + Inktomi), good response time - the dictionary feature is also innovative.

4:41 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nice! - remove the extra class declaration on line 58 and it will be extra nice!:

validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesearch.co.uk%2F#line-58

5:34 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nice looking and fast for sure. Nice results too. Love the name, can't believe it was available...
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Agree with Ian....the site is the fastest I have seen all year, nice one. I suppose Overture must have some seriously fast machines. A server farms full of beasts!
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Yes, it could be quicker if some of the whitespace was removed from the pages too.
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I wonder if it's cached results actually, cos I doubt the technology they are using would search faster than Google! Or maybe it does! Great image search too.
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Certainly not cached - The Overture element certainly isn't, it is live - so none of it is.

Just quick and clean.

Good luck to them - They are at the Publishers Conference here in Orlando... (I got a magnalite freebie.. nah nah na na na.)

Dixon.

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Actually very simple to cache from search result suppliers, and so subtly that the user can never tell.

The only thing I don't like, (and I always try and find things I don't like after the things I do) is the fact that you can't easily submit your url, or have I missed something!

Good to see another UK engine, UK Based. Looks like the UK has some great entrepreneurs which can only be a good thing IMO.

12:56 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes but isn't it all just an Overture feed?
4:20 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Top and bottom listings those with the infinite symbol beside them are overture, the free listing below these look like they are INK not overture
4:32 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Running the 'natural' serps through a http viewer shows www21.overture.com.
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Good to see another UK engine, UK Based. Looks like the UK has some great entrepreneurs which can only be a good thing IMO.

freeshak doesn't have the same ring to it, does it ;) OLookin g foward to that add button some of my sites aren't in!

Shak?

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So what you are saying is that its pure OV. I have never bothered to look at the deep serps on overture, so their algo must be similar to ink.
Well at least I am in good company Ian Turner also thought it was ink.
9:14 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>> deep serps on overture

I believe the backfill is provided by Ink.

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It is 5 OV, followed by YINK I believe.
7:58 pm on Mar 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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if it smells like Yink, it most probably is Yink.

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12:07 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Try looking up Dave_N in the freesearch dictionary.....

Or better still the image search......

It's fast, it's free to search, what more could you want?

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Relevant search results and identification of sponsored listings.