I was lying in bed this morning thinking that I should really start my own search engine, so fantastic to find this British company!
My idea was to start with all the independent blogs which Google deliberately deranked till they could not be found. I produced/used software that could have done that. So, please can we have a “blog only” search option!
But, how to make it pay? I think the way to do that, is to enable people to do some sophisticated searching by e.g. using wildcards and regexs and charge per search. So, here are a few ideas:
I often get EXTREMELY irrated with other search engines that don’t look for the text I enter. This is particularly irritating at the moment as I am going through some old English names and trying to find any mention of them. But, I am also interested in finding names like them. So, I will use different search engines because they have different levels of strictness. So, I have used search engines to find old places where the spelling has changed.
In a similar vein, on some subjects, I ONLY want a UK answer. For example I’m sick to death of being offered a result for Perth Australia when searching for Perth. But, sometimes I am searching for places or articles about foreign places.
Then, I started to learn Italian … so I started looking for Italian articles … but will some browsers return anything except English!
Finally, I’m sure the main reason Google started censorship on the web is that because the company were all democrats, they hated the way that sometimes they found a pro republican site. So, although Google’s approach is evil, rather than just removing the political bias they inbuild into Google, why not give it as an option?