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This is awesome. Google has released a search appliance geared towards small businesses. From Reuters …

“The Web search leader aims to extend its reach with the Mini, which has fewer bells and whistles and sells for just under $5,000. For example, it can search 50,000 documents compared with the 15 million that can be handled by Google’s top-end Search Appliance.”

Sure it’s going to index a lot fewer documents but most companies don’t need to search 15,000,000 documents anyway. I wonder if its going to included a crawler though. Meaning, will the appliance only search a specific domain and database or will it index and search anything you point it at. I’d love to see the licensing agreement on this one.

I mean imagine if you wanted to create a mini-vertical search engine and wanted to provide quality results to your users. All you have to do is find the best sites and give those urls to the Google Mini Search Appliance and now you’ve got a highly relevant search engine based on the best search platform in the world.

And it only cost you $5k. Forget getting venture capital, put that on the old credit card.

Jason Dowdell is a technology entrepreneur and operates the Marketing Shift blog.

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