I’ve been using Eurekster’s custom search engine to enable people to search for information about search engine patents from this site (see the “Search Patent Swicki” in the right column at top).
I’m interested in hearing from anyone who has tried it out to see what they think about this custom search. Do you like the results that you see? Is it useful, and helpful?
Five new patent applications came out from Google on customized search, and they provide a great deal of information about both how those work, and how they offer additional search options to people looking for information during a Web search on Google itself.
I wrote about the patent filings at Search Engine Land, in a post titled Google Customized Search Engines to Harness The Wisdom of Experts?.
It’s tempting to create a Google Custom Search Engine after reading the patent applications. If you have experience building and putting one of those on a site, how do you like it? Are you satisfied with the way that it works? Are your visitors using it?
The patent applications:
- – Programmable search engine
- – Aggregating context data for programmable search engines
- – Sharing context data across programmable search engines
- – Generating and presenting advertisements based on context data for programmable search engines
- – Detecting spam related and biased contexts for programmable search engines