• http://seo-theory.blogspot.com/ Michael Martinez

    Just one more thing to be spammed and manipulated, I suppose.

  • http://www.seobythesea.com Bill Slawski

    Maybe, Michael.

    But I think that people with expertise in a lot of areas could come up with some pretty useful custom search engines in areas that interest them, and and interest visitors to their sites.

  • http://www.topranksearch.com David

    Coop is way cool and the way to go – Thanks to Google for sharing the love once more

    David

  • http://ouseful.info Tony Hirst

    “Yet, if you visit a site on a topic, and find value and expertise upon the site, you may find value and expertise in a custom search set up on that site, too.”

    I’ve started exploring this with the idea of naturally occurring ‘search hubs’, which are in their most basic form naturally occurring link collections that provide a base set of domains (or pages) that can be searched over.

    Think: naturally powered Rollyo search rolls…

    For example, the links from a blog post on a topic provide a tiny custom search set on that topic. The links to a page or domain provide a wider set of links potentially related to that topic (though this is spammable, of course).

    Rather more useful are searches over the pages/domains collected by a user under a particular delicious tag, for example.

    I started playing with the idea of a search hub powered search engine intermediary service at searchfeedr (reviewed here), which will be powered by Yahoo Pipes in its next incarnation, I think (for example, here are a couple of searchfeedr inspired search Pipes.

    tony

  • http://www.seobythesea.com Bill Slawski

    Nice ideas, Tony.

    I’d love to have a custom search that provided results for Search Engine Land, and the pages pointed to as headlines here in our Daily Search Cap posts. It would be a great way of putting the editorial expertise here to another good use.

    Then again, I’d also like to see people able to create their own customized searches as onebox results for Google’s personalized search feature – with the ability to add either single pages or whole domains to their personal customized search directly from search results.

  • http://ouseful.info Tony Hirst

    “I’d love to have a custom search that provided results for Search Engine Land, and the pages pointed to as headlines here in our Daily Search Cap posts. It would be a great way of putting the editorial expertise here to another good use.”

    So why isn’t that just a site search/search limited to site:searchengineland.com?

  • http://www.seobythesea.com Bill Slawski

    So why isn’t that just a site search/search limited to site:searchengineland.com?

    Because there are a large number of “headlines only” links in the Daily Searchcap to sites that aren’t on Search Engine Land, but rather exist on other domains. These are individual pages that have been pointed to for the content contained on those pages.