– Weighted Keyword Search

SearchCloud.netIt seems like everyone and their uncle are trying to build the ultimate search engine that will finally cut into the absurdly high market share of Google and SearchCloud is another such attempt. The hook used by SearchCloud is providing users with the ability to weight the importance of keywords by changing the size of the fonts.

Theoretically, this should allow for more accurate search results and the ability to search within given websites by simply placing the site name in a big font and the topic in a smaller one. While it is a great idea with a lot of potential, testing of the engine brought back very mixed results and the interface is not very well-designed. Searching for “Killerstartups” in a large font and “Cuil” in a smaller one did bring back a number of Killerstartups related pages but none with “Cuil” referenced. In Their Own Words

“SearchCloud- Select a keyword size/importance and add it to the cloud.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

People are chomping at the bit to discover the next Google and therefore many new ideas get stomped on before they can even come to fruition. SearchCloud is an interesting idea that could well become a great search alternative if people give it a bit of time to work out the kinks before writing it off completely.

Some Questions About

Have they considered a redesign of the interface to make it more user-friendly? An FAQ might also help people figure out how to maximize their search results.