Thursday, October 06, 2005
I found Redzee today. It seems to have popped up fully fledged. It has everything that you would expect - web search, audio, video, directory, news, and people. It also has a (basic) advanced search function. Results of searches give thumnails (if you want them - they're the default but you can turn them off) a link to the Wayback Machine archive, a quick look function, opening results in new windows - all good stuff. Oh yes, they also have a toolbar as well. I did a search for me which worked fine, but I was slightly surprised to see that my site was listed in the column 'Sponsored Results' which is news to me! I suspect that they're looking to get advertising asap, and so are seeding this section with whatever they can find until they get real money.
The image search function worked well; in fact I got useful material from all the different search functions, though it was a slight irritation that I didn't get numbers of results.
RedZee looks like a good engine, and I'd be happy to use it, but I think for most people it will fall into the category of 'file away and forget until Google falls over'.
Phil 10:07 AM