The Teoma search engine, which is owned by Ask Jeeves, will now supply search results to the Excite, Dogpile and WebCrawler metasearch engines.
These are all owned by Infospace, which also owns the Metacrawler search site. Metacraler already contains data from Teoma. Metasearch engines are search engines that collect results from a large number of search engines and merge them into one list of results. These services were originally unpopular amongst the regular search engines, as they often made use of their bandwidth without paying for it.
These days search engines make deals with metasearch companies in order to make them include their engine on the list of sources. This is partly because of direct payment, but also because the search engine companies use metasearch inclusion as an argument in support for their paid inclusion services.
Hence, if you pay Teoma to get more pages included in their index, these are more likely to show up on Infospace sites.
Source: PandiaPosted by karan at December 18, 2002 01:29 AM
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