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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Google Search Appliance

Recently, I've been looking into Google's search appliance. Basically it's your own google.com type search results on your own website. They factor in over 100 factors in ranking your documents. If you do a search on the directory now, you'll see that the results certainly leave something to be desired. There are studies that state that people will leave your website if they don't find what they are looking for (eg, the correct category or relevant website etc).

So anyway, more info about it is here. Now whats the down side? It costs $32, 000 for 2 years. So it's very expensive, but the question that begs to be asked is whether or not it will pay itself off. Now to help make the purchase more "worth it", they are willing to make a case study for us, which would be posted here kinda like this one for USA Today.

What do you think? Is it worth it? Will it help our users out?


1 Comments:

Blogger Kim Stian Ervik said...

I dont know if it is worth it, but I am very interested to find out if it is.

Would be great if you published your experiences if you decide to go for it.

Kim

December 21, 2004 at 6:40 PM  

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