WEB Good money to be made in search engines?

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  1. ramboni

    ramboni New Member

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    Hey guys. One of my friends wants me to go into building a search engine based around generating revenue from adsense, affiliate sales, and a small amount through cafepress. Before I decide to dedicate the time and effort to get into this with him I was wondering if anybody had experience with this sort of thing and what I can expect? Thanks!
     
  2. sonofsam

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    google > search engines
     
  3. autox

    autox OT Supporter

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    wat?
     
  4. Nakon

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    you're not going to beat google.
     
  5. ramboni

    ramboni New Member

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    well im not trying to beat google per say im more just wondering if i can make any money with it.
     
  6. MartyFukstein

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    making an engine might not be difficult, but getting people to find and use it is damned near impossible. look at the marketing budgets of msn.com, yahoo, and iwon.com!
     
  7. autox

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    :rofl: iwon just came out with a new site design apparently :mamoru: I didnt even know they were still around
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/09/30/iwon-gets-a-makeover/
     
  8. suprropmp

    suprropmp New Member

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    Look I bet the developers of google didn't think "hmm, I wonder if theres any money to be made in search engines even though theres so many already out there". If you have a good idea and you think you can make something awsome go for it.
     
  9. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    the difference is when google came out search was garbage...it was a huge leap in usability. So its going to be pretty hard to do anything...you have a few choices:

    1-Figure out how to cut down on resources used to crawl sites(1 search engine who turned out Google buyout offer did this...they can do it for 1/10th of the cost)

    2-Some new algorithm, AI that can find exactly what you are looking for.

    3-Some new visualization for the actual search(ask/live) that makes it more fun to search
     

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