Dump Google?

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Sun Sep 12 21:01:15 UTC 2010


On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 10:16:08AM -0600, Michael Loftis wrote:
> 
> 
> --On Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:05 PM -0700 Robert Holtzman 
> <holtzm at cox.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 05:34:25PM -0600, Michael Loftis wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> --On Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:33 PM -0700 Robert Holtzman
> >> <holtzm at cox.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 03:21:51PM -0400, Simon Ponder wrote:
> >> >> What other engine do you use, if you do not mind me asking?
> >> >
> >> >            ..........snip..........
> >> >
> >> > Icerocket, although it's been getting flaky on me as of late.
> >>
> >> Uhm, news flash.  Icerocket's web search IS GOOGLE.  I think it's blog
> >> search is also google based, I'd have to dig, but, looks a bit like the
> >> Google news or groups search.
> >
> > I did a little digging. Running a search on "icerocket + google" turned
> > up several sites that contrasted icerocket and google. If there was
> > anything linking the two, I missed it. Can you supply a URL for your
> > conclusion?
> >
> 
> The fact that their web search result pages are nearly identical to 
> Google's (minus the upper header actually), and results are identical to 
> Google.  Just do some comparison searches.  They find the same numbers of 
> pages, rank them the same, and are using the same extracts/excerpts.

You could be right but in the absence of documentation what you say is
conjecture (although logical) and I remain skeptical. I'll still stand by my original
statement.

                ...........snip...........

-- 
Bob Holtzman
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