Scour.com – Searching with a Social Twist
Have you ever found searching with mainstream search engines to be a little dry? So have we. That is why we created Scour and put it online in 2007. Scour.com takes an innovative approach to searches by integrating a social platform within in the search engine.
With social integration, the results we bring back are relevant to current trends and events. This is because we encourage everybody to take a role in building up rankings by giving pages a vote up or down, based on the relevance to the search terms entered.
Unique Results with Scour.com
The mainstream search engines like Yahoo, Google, and Bing use similar algorithms and ads to populate search results. The trouble is that their algorithms deliver similar results, which makes it hard to find unique information.
Scour.com is built to use unique algorithms and feedback from users to populate search results. In addition, we also draw results from the major search engines. Then we add the unique touch that only our users can provide: real feedback from real human beings. Scour considers all of the data and populates a unique set of results.
The advantage of using Scour.com is that it presents a different set of results than mainstream search engines, which is perfect for those times when:
- You cannot find what you seek
- You need hard data, not fluff or blogs
- You need to find a nugget of information to disprove a friend
- You are tired of the same old results
How Scour.com Works
Scour.com invites users to provide feedback on the results. There are a few ways to share your feedback, the most popular being a vote up or down. After a search, every result includes ‘thumbs up’ and ‘thumbs down’ icons. When ‘thumbs up’ is clicked, Scour.com bumps that site up for the keywords used in the search. A click on the ‘thumbs down’ icon moves the page down in rankings.
Comments, feedback, and questions are also invited. Each result also includes a place to share thoughts about the site. For example, if you are searching for hats, and you get a result that is all shoes, you can vote it down and leave a comment that it is shoes, not hats.
Scour keeps track of the feedback and incorporates it into the results.
The Results are In
With more users registering every day, it is clear that Scour.com is emerging as a leading search engine.