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Search Engine Usage: WHO Searches  for WHAT and WHERE


The number of viewers and users  of  a particular search engine is REALLY important-

it lets  you know WHO searches the internet for WHAT and WHERE..and are YOU well represented 

I love the work the Stat guys do

you will love this data.

So well done.



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It is reported that Baidu, the Chinese Internet search company’s wants to acquire a smallish scale English-language search engine company to improve Baidu’s English language search capabilities.

The question: Does Baidu plan on expanding beyond China to go head on head with Google?

 Although the Baidu Chinese search company has been successful in fending off world’s search guru, Google, it doesn’t seem to plan to challenge it elsewhere

Adopting the English language, or other foreign languages for that matter, will potentially give Baidu an opportunity expand beyond China, especially in neighboring Asian countries where local languages are still widely used, even in the Internet. 

Baidu has the advantage and  experience providing search services in markets where large numbers of people access the Web via slowspeed mobile devices. (DIALUP- appsnewbie whimpers.)

One reason why  Baidu has completely dominated China, commanding 75% of the search engine market, is the relevance of its local search results.

 Google does well with English queries, but not as much with foreign languages. (Appsanewbie has had problems with Yandez and

The Chinese say that “if you cannot find it in Baidu, you cannot find it anywhere else.” Just like we say about GoogleLand. It is unlikely that Baidu is going to be a “Google-killer” but having considerable experience in providing search and other online services to a distinct market will  certainly make Baidu serious contender. 

Baidu, like Google,  has a lot of great and nifty features of its own such as music downloads and ant online library.

It will  be interesting to see how- or if this English venture happens-

I believe it will – without a  doubt- and in a decade from now ,

Oh, far less actually  -

This Blog query will seem quaint.Like dialup.

One Internet Esperanto  world  ??…




Jetwick Twitter Search

About Jetwick


 is an open source web application which enables the user to search through the content at Although has its own advanced search, <object width=”640″ height=”390″><param name=”movie” value=”″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always” width=”640″ height=”390″></embed></object>

What are Sitemaps?

And just why should I care???? 


Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling.

In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.


Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow crawlers that support Sitemaps to pick up all URLs in the Sitemap and learn about those URLs using the associated metadata. Using the Sitemap protocol does not guarantee that web pages are included in search engines, but provides hints for web crawlers to do a better job of crawling your site.

Sitemap 0.90 is offered under the terms of the Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License and has wide adoption, including support from Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft.

OK then.  For my appsnewbie pals who see all  these terms-and are confused as I am -

and aspiring bloggers - I hope this helps your journey in the internet forest a little easier.


A visit from YANDEX?  Who or What the heck is YANDEX?

Just a HUGE Russian Search engine….

Look at the video – WOW – ..This really is a great www.YANDEX.COM video.

This is quite a search engine that I certainly did not know about.

Does he REALLY  love me that much??

My log told me that YANDEX  visited - MANY MANY times- and I as wondering who was my new fan…

Well-I found out…  

 I noticed that my site was getting a HUGE number of hitsfom YANDEX.

 And I mean lots. Space is  expensive, so I went  into the server logs and  found that one particular computer was repeatedly accessing my domain, several times a day.

Further research revealed that my visitor is a bot that indexes web pages for a Russian search engine called Yandex. For appsnewbie, a bot is a ROBOT…


Join the appsnewbie crowd-go ye and index.

Just some thoughts..



The Little Search Engines That Could  NOT…


The Search engines of yesterday…

Magellan Lycos askJeeves


Open Text (1995-1997): Yahoo’s original search partner was also a popular web search site of its own in 1995. The company crawled the web to gather listings, just as Google does today. Open Text decided to focus instead on enterprise search solutions, where it is currently successful. Web search operations closed in mid-1997.

Magellan (1995-2001): An early search engine that saw its popularity drop immediately after being purchased by Excite in mid-1996. It was closed in April 2001. ( I just LOVED it … I went and made coffee came basc and my puter was searching away..)

Infoseek (1995-2001): Launched in early 1995, Infoseek originally hoped to charge for searching. When that failed, the popular search engine shifted to depending like others on banner ads. Disney took a large stake in the company in 1998 and went down the “portal” path that other leading search engines had followed. The site was also renamed “Go.” Its failure to make money caused Disney to stop Go’s own internal search capabilities abruptly in early 2001. Today, Go remains operating, powered by Google. A very pale replica of the original .

Snap (1997-2001): Launched by CNET in 1997, Snap first used Infoseek, then Inktomi, then created its own directory of human-edited listings that were coupled with clickthrough technology that ranked results in part by what people clicked on. NBC later acquired a majority interest in the company, then renamed it NBCi and intended to win the “portal wars” with the site. But as with Disney and Infoseek, the site’s internal search technology was abruptly closed in early 2001. It is currently powered by meta search results from Infospace.

Direct Hit (1998-2002): When Google first appeared as the hot new search technology in 1998, so did Direct Hit, featuring the ability to measure what people clicked on in search results as a way to make those better. It gained a deal with HotBot and was offered as a search feature on other portals such as Lycos and MSN. It was purchased by Ask Jeeves in 2000, then neglected over the following years. The site was formally closed in early 2002.

Lycos (1994; reborn 1999): Lycos operated one of the web’s earliest crawler-based search engines. Lycos stopped depending on that spider in 1999 and instead now outsources for its search results from AllTheWeb.

WebCrawler (1994; reborn 2001): WebCrawler still exists as a meta search engine that gets results from other search engines, rather than through its own efforts. Now owned by Infospace, WebCrawler was arguably the web’s first crawler-based search engine in the way we know them today. It launched in early 1994 as a University of Washington research project, was purchased by AOL in 1995, then sold to Excite at the end of 1996. The WebCrawler spider was deactivated in December 2001.

Yahoo (1994; reborn 2002): Before Google, before AltaVista, there was Yahoo. Despite all the changes in the search space over the years, Yahoo has remained one of the most popular search destinations on the web. Yahoo stood out from its early competitors by using humans to catalog the web, a directory system. Crawler-based results from its partners only kicked in if there were no human-powered matches. That actually made Yahoo more relevant than competitors for many years, until the Google-era ushered in crawler-based results that were both comprehensive and highly relevant. Yahoo caught up with that era in October 2002, when it dropped its human-powered results in preference to Google’s results. The Yahoo Directory still exists and is leveraged by the company, but today’s Yahoo is a far different creature than what it was for all those years before. ( On my search list is a  DISTANT choice)

Excite (1995; reborn 2001): Quickly gaining popularity after launching in late 1995, Excite crawled the web to gather listings. In 1996, the company bought two rivals, Magellan and WebCrawler, then itself was transformed via a merger into Excite@Home. Excite stopped gathering its own listings in December 2001, in the wake of its parent company’s bankruptcy. Now a new “Excite Networks” company owns the Excite web site, while Infospace has a license to provide meta search results to Excite in perpetuity.

HotBot (1996; reborn 2002): Launched in May 1996, HotBot was initially powered by Inktomi and backed by Wired. HotBot’s wild colors, great results and impressive features drew acclaim. Lycos (now Terra Lycos) bought the service as part of Wired Digital in 1998. As the “other” Lycos search engine, it suffered from a lack of attention by its parent. Last December, it was revitalized as a meta-like search engine, offering access to results from four different major search engines: Google, FAST, Teoma and Inktomi.

Ask Jeeves (1998; reborn 2002): Originally hailed as the “natural language” search engine when it debuted in 1998, the secret to Ask Jeeves wasn’t really the ability to understand language. Instead, Ask Jeeves had over 100 editors monitoring what people searched for, then hand-selecting sites that seemed to best answer those queries. Such an approach is good for the most popular queries but doesn’t help when people want unusual information. Thus Ask purchased Direct Hit in early 2000, to make it more comprehensive. The company failed to capitalize on that technology, so tried again more successfully by purchasing Teoma in 2001. In 2002, it shifted over to relying on Teoma for nearly all of its matches. Now is I liked Jeeves…but I as young and foolish ….

AltaVista (1995- ): The Google of its day, AltaVista offered access to a huge index of web sites, when it launched in December 1995. The search engine quickly grew in popularity, but its parent Digital didn’t know what to do with it. The sale of Digital to Compaq didn’t help matters, and the situation grew worse when AltaVista was spun into a separate company, majority-owned by CMGI. It was relaunched as a portal in October 1999, entering an already crowded field and taking its attention away from the quality of its search results. It paid the price as dissatisfied users flocked to newcomer Google. Throughout everything, AltaVista’s crawler has kept going. Overture now intends to buy the company.Actually- a  very neat- clean look- has a very good -user friendly style. LIKE it.

LookSmart (1996- ): Launched in 1996, LookSmart remains the only search company to heavily depend upon humans to gather its primary listings. In 2002, LookSmart bought the WiseNut crawler to complement its human-powered results. Few people search at the LookSmart site itself. Instead, LookSmart acts as a provider to others needing search results. Its major partner is MSN.

Overture (1998- ): Formerly known as GoTo, the company launched a “paid placement” service in early 1998, where sites were ranked based in order of how much they were willing to pay. The web had matured enough by this point to accept this type of commercialization: similar plans tried by Open Text in 1996 were dropped after a chorus of complaints. By 2000, Overture abandoned its initial route of driving consumers to its own web site in favor of a network model of providing its paid listings to other sites. Today, it powers paid listings to major search engines such as MSN and Yahoo.

Google (1998- ): Ironically, Google is now the oldest of the “new” players that have taken over from the old. Launched in 1998 as a Stanford University research project, Google’s ability to analyze links from across the web helped it produce a new generation of highly relevant, crawler-based results. By many different measures, it is today the most popular search engine in use.,

AllTheWeb (1999- ): It’s a strong rival to Google in terms of popularity, but AllTheWeb is nowhere near as popular with users. That was OK with parent company FAST. AllTheWeb was meant only to demonstrate the company’s ability to power the results of other search engines by crawling the web. AllTheWeb launched in May 1999 and counts Lycos as its major partner. Overture announced last month that it intends to acquire the search engine. now takes you to

Teoma (2000- ): Launched in 2000, Teoma is known for its own spin on analyzing links from across the web to generate highly relevant results. It was purchased by Ask Jeeves in September 2001 and continues on as its own site, as well as providing results to the Ask Jeeves site.

WiseNut (2001- ): This service gained attention in 2001 and was snapped up by LookSmart in early 2002. The company has since been working to improve its technology and freshness, but the work still hasn’t finished.( Is now in CHINESE ????

AOL Search (1997- ): AOL offers its own search engine to its members, which is currently powered by Google. Originally known as AOL NetFind, an AOL-branded search engine was first offered in 1997 and powered by Excite. AOL briefly owned its own web search technology, WebCrawler, but sold that to Excite in 1996.

MSN Search (1998- ): Microsoft provides a search engine to those coming to the MSN site or searching via features within Internet Explorer. Plenty do, making MSN Search one of the most popular search engines on the web. The service has always outsourced for its search technology. It currently provides a mixture of results from LookSmart and Inktomi.

I LOVE that site -

The search engine

is easy – just very nice- give it a taste—-


as in cherry….

2011/05/11 at 5:07 pm


Bulgaria’s Search Engines, Yogurt, and Kotooshu Sumo

Bulgaria a former quasi-Soviet Republic, produces excellent yogurt, but who knew about another export from Bulgaria – search engines.

Bulgarian search engines – where are they?.
Where are the data pages??? LOST… hope not
Bulgaria is lacking its own national search engines since Google is filling the needs of the people with its own Bulgarian lanuage offering, but does pinpoint two home grown engines with their own spiders, despite little traffic. That is sad. claims to have indexed 179,192 pages only. WHERE????
It is now MISSING-in ACTION…
It’s index has not increased for six months and its bot is showing zero activity. This is in complete contrast to it’s previous behavior. Its official counter shows an average of 300 visitors per day. This engine, a one man project, is not showing any signs of life.

The second one,, has 411,028 pages in its index, as stated on its front page.
Don’t think so, it sells LAPTOPS,???,,,
It is also showing zero spider activity and the number of indexed pages has not changed in the past six months, even though it used to increase its index size on a regular basis. There are no publicly available statistics about the usage of this search engine, but it is even less popular than This project, released in year 2002 by BG WEB Ltd., also seems like a dead one.

You may be interested in…
Why poor little is the Cinderella of the Balkan search engines

however- as, is apparently going very well…

User Query Activity rated by activity:
1 vkontа
2 Vkontakte
3 в контакте
5 V K O N T A K T E . R U 6 вконтакте
7 контакт
9 в контакте вход
10 V Kontakte

There are 40 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than

The site is located in Russia. It is in the “Социальные сети” category of websites.

Visitors to the site view 18.7 unique pages each day on average.
( ARE YOU KIDDING ME…so who advertises  there ??? )’s users are disproportionately low-income, and are disproportionately childless men under the age of 35 who have postgraduate educations and browse from home.
What a sad state of demographic affairs-
… shades of the cheery Nabokov..
How depressing is this ???

Oh yes, give me the golden opportunity to be low income- lonely- childless- with the only redeeming
factor of my life being a postgraduate education and a home computer
And conversely, my postgraduate degree gives me a lower than average income.
Makes me wonder :
Why poor little is the Cinderella of the Balkan search engines?

Maybe they need to be an APPSNEWBIE partner ?? you need some traffic my dear friend……

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