Now that Google has released its customized search engine (read about it here), there are all sorts of opportunities for anyone to easily create their own niche search engine covering only their most trusted, substantive sites. (Google isn’t the first to do this: a neat one called Rollyo has been around for a little while–it’s only problem: it’s not Google. Not that it’s not good, it just isn’t going to get the attention or traction. And most of us do like the Google search interface and protocols)
So, do you follow, for example the pet care industry and have 20 favorite sites? You can create a simple fast customized Google search engine that only searches those sites. This is only limited by your imagination. This can be a great tool for:
1. Making your searches more precise
2. Helping overcome information overload
3. Setting a filter to find those sources you find trusted and credible.
I’ve already begun working on an all purpose Business Research Engine. I’ve only just begun with 11 sites, but would like to end up at about 100, and then I will make it available on this blog. Here’s the link–as I say, it’s only just begun but try it out it to get the idea:
Business Research Engine
How about a few suggestions on trusted, solid credible business sites that I can add? I’m looking for ones that provide rich data on companies, industries, products, new technologies, business news, market research, and other substantive business information.
Would love to hear your suggestions, and look for this Business Research Engine to appear in the next week or so.
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