All posts from: February 2005

Vertical Search Wars

Fred Wilson and Tom Evslin disagree on the future of vertical search. Fred blogs that vertical search is here to stay:

“If I was looking for a job, I’d go to Indeed instead of Google. Why would I use [this service]? Because the results are orders of magnitude better than what Google produces for the same search term.”

Although Tom …

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Search’s Vertical Future

JupiterResearch’s report, Vertical Search, concludes that the search industry will evolve like other media markets did before, with broad-based search engines spawning a raft of vertical search engines dedicated to specific categories. SearchViews concurs with the analogy, describing the vertical evolution of the TV industry.

Niki Scevak, author of the JupiterResearch report, says that broad-based search engines are

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The Rise of Search Feeds

Mary Hodder blogs about her evolving feed-reading habits. She shares that most of her feed subscriptions are search-based, mainly using keywords and URLs with services like Technorati, and that she is relying more and more heavily on such “search feeds” as opposed to traditional RSS feeds from individual blogs or legacy news sources.

If search feeds are superior for …

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