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Wikia Search

By - January 06, 2008

The Times’ piece on the launch is up.

“We want to make it really clear that when people arrive and do searches, they should not expect to find a Google killer,” Mr. Wales said. Instead, people who use the Wikia search engine should understand that they are part of the early stages of a project to build a “Google-quality search engine,” Mr. Wales said.

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  • john karabel

    If Wikia really wants to make this a community-generated search engine than the demo attached will do just that – http://tinyurl.com/yvah8w

    PredictAd Search Assist has a collaborative filtering feature that learns community search patterns. If you start typing in the demo attached you will start getting autocomplete results (with contextual advertisements) – these results will optimize based on the popularity of certain search terms/phrases.

    If Jimmy Wales is reading – take a close look…PredictAd is FREE and its contextual advertising platform gives the publisher something that Adwords simply doesn’t! Moreover, it’s the first Ajax service offered on the web, and it’s a cool one at that…