Wikia Search has launched their Alpha version at http://alpha.search.wikia.com/, and boy is it an Alpha launch. Chris Sherman is writing up our long review of Wikia Search and it should be live shortly. Even Wikia said the “quality of the search results is low.” There is not much I can add to that than simply pointing out glaring examples of the poor results.
For now, you can get more coverage at Techmeme, but Chris’s review will be live soon here at Search Engine Land.
Postscript: Chris Sherman’s piece is up, where Chris concludes Search Wikia: Not Even A Remote Threat To Google.