a custom search with the ability to earn money off the adsense ads would be nice. We would then see an explosion of vertical search engines, all powered by Google.
Win/win for everyone involved, I think.
Index bench could be a way to measure index sizes by doing random queries...
There's a relevant Google Talk on this on Google Video (but I can't find it!)
Here's the talk:
Random Sampling from a search engine's index – enables one to make good estimates of the index size.
IndexBench could be tools that measure the quality of an index....
Alexa more sounds like Google Trends but I doubt Google IndexBench is something real interesting. But what would that be?
hmm this doesn't google co-op already do something kind of similar to "rolling your own search results"
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The Alexa Web Search Platform is actually a way for third-parties to access Alexa's crawl data. You get access to the documents they used to generate their index.