WEB How did Cuil spread so fast?

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  1. andrey

    andrey New Member

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    Site launched yesterday. Google returns 2.2 million results. Major blog coverage. News networks picking it up left and right. Etc.

    The fact that the concept of a "Google killer" is pretty interesting, I don't think that solely explains why their site spread so fast. Social news doesn't seem to provide the answer either. Even before Digg picked them up, their site was being posted all over the place. Also, I don't think word of mouth helped them too much, because many of the comments on Digg, blogs, even in this sub-forum, show that people aren't really impressed with cuil after they try searching something.

    How do you think their PR people pulled this off?

    (I know a thread was posted about this before, but this one is kind of a advertiser/promotion technique type thread)
     
  2. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    it was ex google engineers. so that had a huge part in it.
     
  3. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    too bad they ruined all the buzz with a shitty product
     
  4. JesterFX

    JesterFX New Member

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    They know how to spam better than most people?:dunno:
     
  5. Browning

    Browning Active Member

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    google>*
     
  6. bowrofl

    bowrofl New Member

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    I think this is really a big thing, a long with its sleek looks and trendy "Web 2.0" sounding name.

    Unfortunately, it was all hype and no substance.
     
  7. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    They had $33 million in funding, so I'm sure they spent quite a bit on PR.
     
  8. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    I haven't heard of it until the other thread was made. :o
     
  9. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    "Ex-Google employees create a better search engine" is a pretty enticing headline.
     
  10. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    easy, they have pre-briefed every single tech blog and news agency they could get in touch with
     
  11. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    cnn.com doesnt hurt...
     
  12. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    The rate at which is spread is CERTAINLY not due to the quality of the product.

    That search engine blows herds of cattle.
     

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