Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 Mar 2007.
This is great, having it open source means we can fully customize our search priorities, no more annoying sites with little or no relevance to what we are searching for
5% that is a reasonable target, not overstepping themselves. I myself use Google, and absolutely hate Yahoo, gave up using it years ago, too much irrelevant stuff and way too cluttered.
I'd just like to be able to search for a product and get information for it and not a billion online salers
Same here, liek when looking for a review, or specs of a component, you get nothing but resellers. Nothing relevant.
No matter how great or crappy it's going to be ... a little competition can never hurt ... and if it's opensource, the better
Man i hate these NVA (no value added) websites
i think this is a good step.... open source for the win!!!!!
It's great that they're entering the search engine market, but I wouldn't dismiss Google's advantage out of hand that way:
Google has a bunch of extremely smart people who are actually willing to put in effort and build things. Wikipedia could hypothetically attract ten times the entire size of Google's staff, but how many of those people would have both the skills and dedication to do what Google's engineers do?
Google has an extremely large cash pool. Yes, they may proudly flaunt their servers built from commodity parts, but there are a lot of those servers. Wikia Inc. will need to sink a lot of money into this engine to be competitive.
I don't mean to discourage anyone; an open source search engine is an excellent idea. I was just a little amused by Wales's comment.
I always find that I get two "premium" ads at the top (like usual) then the manufacturers site or a review then a load of resellers.
It all depends on what has been indexed and what manufacturers allow to be reviewed.
Remember Google's page rank algorithm won't find a manufacturers site top of the pile unless it's been linked to.
i was searching for laptop reviews last night, and atleast the first 10 links were all to these rubbish reseller / pointless review sites (you know the ones i mean)
randosome: put -"buy" at the end of your query (remember the negative sign)
Separate names with a comma.