– Earn Prizes By Doing Searches

iRazoo.comiRazoo is a self-titled “human powered search engine” that aggregates the results of the top search engines. To increase the success of their searches, they have their members make recommendations of certain sites.

This will ideally help the searcher further refine their results and get to the site they want more quickly. I don’t know if that will happen, but the site offers good incentives for its members to rate sites. For each site a member searches and rates, they receive points. Those points can then be traded in for music, cameras, MP3 players, etc. Not a bad deal. The question is whether the site is a better deal for the member earning points or the browser just looking for the right information. In Their Own Words

iRazoo is a user recommended, points driven, search engine.

Your benefits for using iRazoo:

You get excellent search results (we aggregate all the data from the best search engines on the planet!)
You get to help further refine our excellent search results for others as well as benefit from other’s refined search results
You get points for each search you peform, each website you recommend/not recommend, and each referral you make
Best of all, you get to exchange your points for fantastic prizes!

Why It Might Be A Killer

It is hard to pass up registration on this site given the prizes one can earn, which might just make it a popular search engine. While I don’t know if user recommendations are enough to make this search engine unique and its results better, but it is a new tact to improving the art form of online searching, and for this they get credit.

Some Questions About

What is the incentive for their members to recommend or not recommend a site? What is the criteria? In other words, their members may just recommend or not recommend on a whim without even really looking at the site — just so they earn more points. The testimonials were pretty weak and seemed mostly from friends and family in the site’s home town. The site needs some objective evaluation that its premise of creating a better search engine will work.