Get Vertical

Vertical Leap sounds like a neat conference and it has a great lineup, I had to decline an offer to attend (sked conflict) but I wish I could go. Here's the skinny: Search is going Vertical — vertical search engines are available for local businesses, product & shopping search,…

Vertical LeapVertical Leap sounds like a neat conference and it has a great lineup, I had to decline an offer to attend (sked conflict) but I wish I could go. Here’s the skinny:

Search is going Vertical — vertical search engines are available for local businesses, product & shopping search, travel search, weblog & news search, and search for classified & jobs listings, with more domain-specific search engines debuting every month.

So is Vertical Search just some new hype for Yahoo and Google? Or is there real opportunity for new startups to emerge as domain-killer search engines?

Dave McClure of Simply Hired and Jeff Clavier of SoftTech are program chairs, it’s run by SDForum.

PS – Great column by Gary on domain search and online databases here. Gary knows what many of us don’t – there’s great online access to databases that you might never have thought were available, if you only use…your library. And you don’t even need to leave your keyboard to do it.

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.

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