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The new Google killer made live today!! Mahalo!

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by Ohene, May 30, 2007.

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    http://www.mahalo.com/

    The primary results for search terms are included at the top, in a “top seven” area. These are hand picked results from the guids that should all be good results for the query (see screen shot below of results for “Paris Hotels” - click for larger view). To the right of the results are “Guide Notes” which include additional information including relevant additional searches and “Fast Facts.” In the case of Paris Hotels, the “Fast Facts” include the country, language, currenty and telephone country code.

    Additional hand picked results appear below the Top Seven, and Google results round out the query.
    SEMrush
    Also in the right sidebar is a place for users who’ve registered with the site to submit links relevant to the query. The more users who’ve submitted a unique link, the higher it appears on the list. Mahalo will be looking for fraud in this area - if a guide determines a link to be spammy, they will ban the link, the user and the user’s IP address “forever.” However, if a link gets enough votes and is determined to be relevant by the guides, it will move over into the main search results area.

    Each search page also has a discussion/forum area, where any registered user can add their thoughts to what’s included on the results page.

    Mahalo has 40 full time guides today and have created 4,000 results pages - each of which will serve approximately 12 various queries. Calacanis says that the guides are steadily improving results and adding more queries - they expect to have 10,000 by end of year, and 25,000 by end of 2008.
     
    Ohene, May 30, 2007 IP
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  2. Claudek

    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    It is an interesting idea. Good luck with it. Problem may be the speed of the build is a bit slow.

    Nice CSS work on the site btw.
     
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  3. buyallgifts

    buyallgifts Peon

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    Looks interesting. i am also looking to do something with a new url i recently registred to go hand in hand with google search type concept. it's call www.nazati.com check it out
     
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  4. blogster

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    human search engine?? do you really think this will kill google? lol

    anyways gud effort
     
    blogster, May 30, 2007 IP
  5. TatiAnA

    TatiAnA Active Member

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    Why not? If Google did it, why can't they? :p
     
    TatiAnA, May 30, 2007 IP
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    checksum Notable Member

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    I don't think this is going to phase Google.
     
    checksum, May 30, 2007 IP
  7. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    Isnt it against TOS to display adsense along with google search results?
     
    aaron_nimocks, May 30, 2007 IP
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    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    it looks although it is not a Google Killer.....Google is number one because it is objective and returns the best results...
     
    oseymour, May 30, 2007 IP
  9. rzvagelsky

    rzvagelsky Well-Known Member

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    There's still quite a ways to go before you catch up to Google...good luck though.
     
    rzvagelsky, May 30, 2007 IP
  10. mooiness

    mooiness Peon

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    The biggest hurdle that any up-and-coming, or second-tier search engines - heck, even other first-tier engines like MSN and Yahoo, is that they have to mount a huge effort to overcome the mindset that Google IS search.

    When I want to search, what do ppl call it now? "I'd google it."

    Basically they must really have a compelling feature that will make me wanna switch. If it's same-same, or just a bit better, why would I wanna change?

    In essense, this was how Google beat the biggest search-engine back in the day which was Yahoo.
     
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  11. Small Fry

    Small Fry Peon

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    It seems like a good idea. Will be interesting to see how it goes. Looks like it will produce links of DMOZ quality if it becomes all it plans to be.
     
    Small Fry, May 30, 2007 IP
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    SFOD_D223 Peon

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    I'd "mahalo-it" if i knew they were out there and gave me more info about what i needed.
     
    SFOD_D223, May 30, 2007 IP
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    1ahosting Peon

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    looks really idea. The results are pretty acurate too.
     
    1ahosting, May 30, 2007 IP
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    SticKer Well-Known Member

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    looks good. i tried a few searches i seem to like it. keep up the good work
     
    SticKer, May 30, 2007 IP
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    how do you determine the top 10000 kws?
    will you keep adding new search terms everyday?
    this is basically a content site that makes a research not a search about popular keywords and provide them to the user. A search encyclopedia?
     
    enQuira, May 30, 2007 IP
  16. mooiness

    mooiness Peon

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    @mhamdi: maybe it's more like a competitor to Wiki, and less a search-engine like Google? If so, then maybe it has a higher chance of success. ;)
     
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    I like this idea because it gives really relevant results...but I think it's impossible for it to beat google since it requires wayyyy too much work and isnt updated enough...and nobody can really beat google (right now atleast)
     
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    I like the interface.
     
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    It does look nice! :)
     
    Teunel, May 31, 2007 IP
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    i dont understand the term google killer. How this site can kill google????
     
    djrishi, May 31, 2007 IP