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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hybrid Car Search Engine

In an attempt to use the new google coop search engine (see the search box above) to find relevant results for people looking for information about hybrid cars, I created a new search engine emphasizing certain sites I look to when I look for information about hybrid cars.

By emphasizing, I mean those sites will come up at the top of the list, but google still searches the whole world wide web.

That new search engine can be accessed here at my site or on its own home page, but I'm looking to you, my readers, to point me in the right direction as to other sources of information.

The sites I'm currently "emphasizing" are:

But these were just the ones I thought of off the top of my head. Are there other sites out there you think I should include? Let me know and I'll add them in.

* Update *
I added in several new sites, based on feedback (and good old common sense): treehugger.com, cleanmpg.com, hybridcars.about.com, and hybridcars.com.

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Anonymous said...

Autoblog? That site has so much misinformation and hybrid bashing, it's nuts.

I'd certainly add rmi.org to the list, since they were pretty much the main thrust behind the hybrid concept from many years back.

It might also be helpful to include the various carsharing organizations out there which have an extensive number of hybrids in their fleets.

Great use of the new Google feature, btw. Kudos.

Mike said...

Thanks for the Kudos!

I'm a little bit confused about the autoblog bashing comment, however. Am I missing something. Keep in mind I'm relatively new at looking for hybrid info (about a year now) and if there was something I missed previously, please let me know. But didn't they just create autobloggreen?

I added rmi.org to the list. But which carsharing orgs are you referring to? Having no experience with them, I don't know if I could pick them out.

Eric said...


I put in on the other site but thought you might see it here first.

Anonymous said...

But which carsharing orgs are you referring to?

The two biggest ones in North America are Flexcar and Zipcar. If you go to carsharing.us, there's a lot of information on others out there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

While Google Co-op is great, it can be a bit tricky.

If you're looking for an easy, free way to promote your site on a search engine, consider my site, Zeedex.com.

Zeedex gives people lists of words they can use to expand their search.
When you find a term you're interested in, click on it and that term will be put into the search box.For example, a search for "dog" returns lists of dog breeds, dog-related jobs, dog diseases, etc.
It's useful to get suggestions, or when you are looking to dig deeper into a topic.

If you create a list, you can attach
a free text ad for your site that will be shown with it. More info on that below if you’re interested.

Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading this,

How to create a list and get free advertising:

1. Go to Zeedex.com.

2. Try doing a search for "dogs" so you can see what some lists look like. Try clicking on some boxes to add those words to your search.

3. Register by clicking on the "Register" link at the top right.

4. After registering, click on the "Create a list" link. This will take you into the edit screen, and you will be prompted to enter some information about your list:

Title: (the title for your list, e.g. Famous Buildings)

Keywords: (related words that aren't in the title or the terms themselves, e.g. Architecture)

Search Term: (This is the first term in your list, e.g. Empire State Building.Do not put more than one search term in a list.

To add extra terms, use the "Add Search Terms" button.)

Description: (An optional description of the term.

e.g. The Empire State Building is a skyscraper in New York City.

It was built in 1931, and is the tallest building in the city)

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For our example, it might be http://www.site.com/empire.jpg )

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You can add as many search terms as you like.

When you are done creating your list, enter your sponsorship information at the bottom.
This will become your text ad.

When you are done, press "save" and your list will be created. If you want to add another item later, just search for the list and click on the "edit" link in the lower right of the list, and then enter any changes.

You can see your list by searching for its title or any of the search terms in the list.

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