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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, March 22, 2007
17 years ago4,249 views

That's a plain Eurekster rip-off. Check the green "hot searches" badge from Techcrunch:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/03/09/writely-confirms-google-acquisition/
http://swicki.eurekster.com/

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

>>Also, as of lately, you’re not required to provide any keywords to a CSE, so you can do a straight site-search by including a single domain only with no other refinements.

FYI, I just tried setting one up and it said "You must enter 1 or more keywords."

And I had included a single domain to search, and also set it to search the web and not just that domain. If I can't avoid adding a keyword, it's not a viable Adsense search replacement, since I have to skew results to some topic.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Niraj, I don't have to have a keyword here, so maybe try this: save the CSE with a random keyword. Now go back to open it, and remove the keyword, and save again... does this work?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Ok, it looks like that worked (and I could even remove the domain at that point). But now the thing that's missing in CSE is having an option to do a specific (CSE) site-search OR a normal Google search. In Adsense search you could choose to either do a site-specific search or a standard Google search.

Of course, I could probably play around with the code a little bit to get it to do what I want, but I'd rather have the option in CSE to avoid causing any problems with how it's gathering information about searches and serving ads.

Space Man [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

The definition for top queries seem to be pretty vague. I'm not sure what the volume has to be to make it popular. I've created a CSE specifically for data visualization related information @ http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=015508547728725058312%3Ae72-8qt96bi&hl=en
I've had about an average of about 20-30 a day but nothing shows up in "top queries". Anyways, the biggest problem I'm facing is to make it visible. If the world doesnt know there's a specialized search engine for a specific information subset, its not going to work. I'm stumped as to how to get the word out.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

<<I'm not sure what the volume has to be to make it popular.>>

It has to appear at least N times (where N is a constant > 2).

<<Anyways, the biggest problem I'm facing is to make it visible.>>

Promote it on your site, submit the associated gadget to http://www.google.com/ig/submit .

sims [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

>>Niraj, I don't have to have a keyword here, so maybe try this: save the CSE with a random keyword. Now go back to open it, and remove the keyword, and save again... does this work?<<
It seems to work as Philipp describes, thx!

something new: german university websites are selling SEO links
http://www.onlinestory.org/archives/37 (german)

Stan James [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Not to toot our own horn, but here at Lijit, we've been providing this function to our users for a while. Plus the option to share much richer data such as search volume, search box impressions, and cool pie charts showing the source of search results.

For example, you can see all of my stats at
http:/www.lijit.com/users/stan/stats

Here's a screenshot
http://wanderingstan.com/files/statsall.png

In our release next week you'll be able to show all of these stats on your site/blog...and a lot more.

-stan
CTO Lijit Networks

Stan James [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Ugh, typed the URL wrong! Here's the right one:
http://www.lijit.com/users/stan/stats

And profile page:
http://www.lijit.com/users/stan/profile

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I have had this for a good while

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