While Google has “overshadowed” 3/4 web search market, the silent war to overthrow the “yoke” of them still ongoing.
“Persons” is only one who can beat Google …
As revealed of MoneyTree market research company, in 2008 alone, the whole world had approximately 50 new Internet search company was born along with hundreds of donors come forward funding. The total amount of nascent search company has raised at least $ 330 million. But the fledgling search engine will work and evolves around them and at the foot of Google, “determination” of the vanquished still Sprawl? Of course, each company will have its own strategy with the best intentions secret, but one thing is almost certain that they will not go the way of Cuil.com – a search engine that has a very ” cult “and thought that it would be enough to replace Google, but then also” fall fresh news. ”
Menlo Park-based company in the state of California (United States) is an example of the new direction. There is one interesting thing is this company headed by a former senior Google was founded in May 5/2008. As revealed by a leader in Menlo Park, the search engine they built a database table and index search three times the current Google search tasks. The early days of the launch, address their search has attracted a large amount of access but only after a short time, things are caught up in a spiral of Google and attract users back.
Again, the lesson of Cuil was proven: The search engine that lives could be better, better, superior to Google, but what the “good, good and beautiful” than what Google are not too large and not enough to entice users to give Google.
“There is no more land to build a new empire search” Anand Rajaraman, a founder of Kosmix – nascent company specialized search, voice recognition, “To beat Google only a single Google it … “.
The nascent search firm now known draw experience by “detour” that is given a number of specialized services that Google does not have and port search Like.com is an example. This is a search engine developed by the company in San Mateo. Do not go looking for more general information, such as Google, director Munjal Shah of Like.com decided to take my search engine to operate in the field of shopping and fashion. Just user to take a photo of any product they have or are being displayed on Like.com, this search engine will aggregate relevant information such as where the products, the proposed …
Director Shah said the company’s search model was successful and constantly growing over the years. Anticipated, Like.com revenue will reach $ 20 million mark this year, an increase of 10 million compared to total revenue of the year and far exceeded $ 1 million in revenue the first year (2007).
Another new search engine is Aardvark there doing quite nicely. Instead of searching by keyword or image, this search engine allows web users to ask a question and it will automatically search for the most complete answer. However, this model has yet to be successful because in many cases, the result (answer) that it offers is still quite naive. Aardvark’s representative said, in another time, the software and their applications will be improved and supplemented to become more intelligent.
According to tracking firm Hitwise web environment, the search engine other than Google accounts for only a very small portion, less than 2%, but over time, they have impressive growth. Kosmix search engine is a typical sharpest when its market share has increased at a rate of 730%.
“I think the game on normal search market has ended and the victory will probably belong to Google forever but that does not mean that the Internet has closed the door to the other search engines,” Rajaraman – Kosmix boss concluded.