ABCSearch and AfterVote.com
Pay-per-click company ABCsearch has
acquired AfterVote - a meta search engine
with a social twist. It looks as though ABCsearch is in a planning phase right
now and determining what features should be included to make the experience the
best they can for users - it will most likely include advertising from
the ABCsearch network. The company will re-launch on June 1st.
AfterVote is an interesting social search portal which allows users to vote and comment on search queries culled from Google, Yahoo and MSN as well as other social aggregators. The site was recently included in the 'Top 100 List of Alternative Search Engines' by AltSearchEngines, and was named to the 'Top 100 Undiscovered Web sites' by PC Magazine's PCMag.com.
"Google, Yahoo, and MSN have done a great job with their algorithms. But there is something missing when you rely purely on computer programs to determine relevancy. Although there have been a few previous attempts to solve this problem there still exists relevancy and scalability issues with other engines," said Daniel Yomtobia, President and CEO of ABCSearch. "AfterVote's web-wide community will create the most relevant results and finally bridge the gap between machine and people-driven results. My vision is for AfterVote.com to become the best next-generation web search experience."
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