As of January, 2012, this site is no longer being updated, due to work and health issues
Remote Site Search Services Reports
Warning: this service has been discontinued
as of Summer 2001, upon acquisition by MondoSearch
- Supports + for required terms in searching.
- Advanced search form, for power users.
- Simple results page customization options
- Search reports are excellent, access to raw search logs can be useful.
- Simplest results page customization -- just specify an HTML page
- Redundant server farms for reliable service
- New exceptions report shows bad link URLs encountered in indexing.
- Indexing URLs with cookies, session IDs.
- New Corporate service indexes PDF files, password-protected sites, adds
additional report options.
Articles and Reviews
- Search Engines: The Hunt
Is On Network Computing Magazine: October 16, 2000 by Avi Rappoport
In-depth discussion of search engines for e-commerce and other web sites covers
features and future trends, software vs. services, database vs. text searching,
searching, and open-source
search engines covering ht://Dig and mnoGoSearch
(formerly UdmSearch). The testing included indexing over 150,000 pages, and
covered administration tools, customization, search features, relevance ranking
and search logs. Products were Ultraseek (then Inktomi Search)
(which won Editor's Choice), AltaVista Search,
and Excalibur RetrievalWare, services were
Atomz Enterprise Search and Searchbutton Corporate,
which has since addressed some of the shortcomings reported. Also included
poll of Network Computing readers.
- Site Search: A Strategic Weapon Aberdeen
Group Executive White Paper, August 2000
Describes the value of site search engines for site navigation for, and as
an element of CRM. Emphasizes the importance of activity reporting and analytics.
Analyzes the option of outsourcing to ASPs in general and the advantages of
outsourcing search given the technical requirements for search administrators.
Covers how Searchbutton addresses these needs and provides an overview of
how it performs as an element of site user interfaces.
engines rev users' power eWEEK, July 26, 2000 by Grant DuBois
Anticipates new features for Searchbutton services, also describes Intelliseek
search of relevance: When can we expect the Information Age to arrive?
July 24, 2000 by Sean M. Dugan
Description of the Searchbutton service, concentrating on the reporting features.
Also mentions Google.
Search Solutions July, 2000
Go2Net (now InfoSpace) is offering a combination of Searchbutton for local
searching and MetaCrawler/Dogpile meta search, both remotely and on the HyperMart
- SearchTools Review of Remote
Search Services September 27, 1999 (updated October 2, 2000) by Avi
Thorough discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of using remote
search services, how well their indexing robots handle standards and links,
search and relevance ranking features, search features, results customization,
maintenance and reporting.
Searchbutton.com Sees Profit Before IPO CNBC.com, September 11, 1999
by Hal Plotkin
Description of the company and service features, early success, market
strength, and analytical tools.
gives search a whole new fragrance PCWeek Online, August 23, 1999 by
Laments the problems with site search engines, describes the happy experience
of Garage.com using Searchbutton.
Another Search Service? Computerworld, August 16, 1999 by Cynthia Morgan
Information about the company, founders, background and features.
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