Find.com Launches, Raises My Eyebrows

Look at this, a new search site "for business professionals." I'm not sure this will catch on, but it is a reflection of the trend toward vertical/domain specific search…Find.com. So I head over there and do the typical vanity search – for "Searchblog." After all, it's business related content. And…

FIND_small3Look at this, a new search site “for business professionals.” I’m not sure this will catch on, but it is a reflection of the trend toward vertical/domain specific search…Find.com.

So I head over there and do the typical vanity search – for “Searchblog.” After all, it’s business related content. And what do I see? Three of my postings are highlighted at the top as for sale by some company called “NetContent.” Hmm. *My* postings, for sale on Find.com. No one asked me. Hmmm.

Well this is interesting. In fact, with a little poking around, I see blog entries by all sorts of folks are “for sale,” as well as stuff by mainstream magazines like BusinessWeek. Note to NetContent: I’ll be calling.

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Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Find.com Launches, Raises My Eyebrows”

  1. The first ASP.net search engine I’ve seen. Will be interesting to see if .net can handle it. Searches seem pretty sluggish with just 17 million docs indexed.

  2. John (and Jeremy),

    Not sure if you have had any direct contact with NetContent, but we did as soon as we saw your blog entries, and the problem seems to be fixed (at least the NetContent results you were mentioning no longer appear on Find.com).

    Thanks for alerting us to this, please let us know if you see anything else, and sorry for the inconvenience.

    Matt Turck
    Chief Information Officer
    Find.com

  3. Yes, thanks. I got a call in response to my first in quiry, and was told that it was a mistake and is fixed. Sorry for not posting that till now, I’ve had some computer problems and am (supposedly!) on a vacation!

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