All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vertical Search’
Not too long ago, Google talked about having indexed one trillion unique URLs, and competing within that pile is a tall order. Vertical search engines deserve a special mention, then, and an SES session called "Getting Vertical Search Right" gave them just that.
SupplyFrame doesn’t try to fight with Google, Yahoo, and the rest; instead, it provides “search and interactive quoting tools for electronic components.” Yet there’s apparently big money in that aspect of the search business – SupplyFrame just received a fresh $7 million in funding.
One of the most precious commodities in the world is real estate. Everyone is looking for their own little piece of the world to settle and call their own. Home ownership is a goal shared by so many that it seems appropriate that companies like Google and Yahoo would go to such lengths to cater to real estate searchers.
In a new round of capital funding, Wazap has received an additional $7.9 million as part of its effort to expand its presence into the United States. Currently, the gaming search engine is only available in the Chinese, Japanese, and German languages, respectively.
It’s always been relevancy that drives the efficacy of search – that’s a no-brainer, and the reason Google is king of general search. But because that search is general, riffraff makes its way into the results, sometimes old riffraff, which is the very foundation for the rise of vertical, or niche, search engines.