Moneymanagement’s Weblog

Has Cuil failed already?

Posted in Internet by moneymanagement on July 29, 2008

The blogoshpere seems to be unanimous in its criticism of Cuil. Huffinton Post has huffed and puffed it out. Tech Crunch has crunched it out and it no longer merits a thought.

Our own readers have commented and the vote seems to be -“good design but where is the relevance”. So don’t sign out of google yet.

The promoters of cuil.com could take this as an opportunity to improve their product and relaunch it. After all where can you get such frank and accurate consumer feedback for free.

Meanwhile, there is a tool called Surf Canyon which can cut your search time and make it more relevant. Do give it a try it is fairly simple to use. On a initial try I felt that it did add some value but not much. Do give me your feedback.

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  1. Mark Cramer said, on July 31, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you for mentioning Surf Canyon and giving it a try. I’d like to point out that it’s not intended to provide value on every search. In fact, a good number of search, perhaps the majority, don’t require any assistance at all. In these instances our goal is to be unobtrusive.

    However, in the cases where the search is not satisfied with his or her initial selection, and return to the search result page, there is an opportunity to provide value by digging to pull forward other potentially relevant results. This is where we kick in.

    We’d love to hear everyone feedback, so please feel free to contact us.


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