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MSE360 Review

MSE360 is a search engine that shows search results in a 3 tier layout.This provides blogs,Wikipedia,images and web results on one page

Whenever i come across startups building yet another search engine,i don’t expect something really exciting as Google has satisfied me(and the majority) to an extent where we don’t really bother to even search on Yahoo! or Live for any of our queries.Other search engines are nowhere on the hit list.

And i felt quite reluctant when i received a mail from a folk who had built another search engine called MSE360.But one thing that hit me hard was the cost that was involved in building this search engine.Just $1000.I suspect most of this amount was expended on coffee & snacks while developing this search engine..(joking)

MSE360 is a search engine that shows search results in a 3 tier layout.This provides blogs,Wikipedia,images and web results on one page.It’s surely not going to suit everyone but it might save you sometime specially when it comes to researching a topic.(As you get to have everything on a single page)In their own words

MSE360 is in many senses is an evolution of search. We wanted to give users the chance to get more information at once. All the current search engines are launching with the same old same out, so we decided to add some unique points

They have an internal antispyware program that detects sites which may be harboring malware.For instance,a search for ‘screensavers’ on MSE360 shows several results with a ‘virus icon’ next to them.If you don’t feel comfortable with cluttered & over-crowded search results then a tab based search has also been provided.

Created by UK based Daniel J Clarke,MSE360 is bagging 10k uniques a month at the moment.

The three tier search results(all-in-one result page) is looking a bit inspired from the “Yahoo’s Glue Page” which is undergoing beta-testing in Indian version of Yahoo!.

Below is a snapshot of Yahoo’s Glue page on ‘Taj Mahal’

This is a snapshot of MSE360’s results on ‘Taj Mahal’

 To be very frank,i don’t expect MSE360 to cause any troubles to any other search engine pioneers(and not even the small players) but Daniel(founder) may start making a decent amount of profits as the investment is next to nothing.

When millions of dollars are spent every month to maintain a service then the service has to generate enough revenues for self-sustainence but MSE360,being so economical to founder’s pocket may get him good returns even if MSE360 manages to receive 60-70k uniques by the mid of next year.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Daniel

    November 29, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I think it's important to step back at times when competing againts the likes of Google, I think it's extremly important to focus on the user before zooming in and being professional. I've learnt so much, and indeed enjoyed making MSE360 thus far, to the degree where more startups are coming (very soon for one!) aswell as new additions to MSE360! I think you've done a fantastic job with your blog thus far.

    I gave making a TechPluto logo a try, not sure what you think (Feel free to use it!) I'm a coder, not a designer ! http://mse360.com/blog/misc/logo.gif (What it looks like on the TechPluto Design: http://mse360.com/blog/misc/pluto.jpg)

  2. deepikaur

    November 29, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Hmm.. not bad. I can see some people using this, but it's not doing it for me.

  3. Daniel Clarke

    November 29, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Thanks for the write up. I'd love to clear up some points 🙂 Most of the money has been indeed spent on Cola and snakes! Honest! Regarding Yahoo Glue, It launched many months after MSE360 Launched. So in my own little world I'd like to think Yahoo was inspired by MSE360. Google is king, and for the foreseeable future it will be like that. But I honestly think at one point search evolution will happen, and they will be toppled. If we get 1% of Google users, I'd be more than happy!

    So once again, thank you for the write up! We have some unique features coming soon, some I hope might surprise you! I make it my personal mission to please the users of MSE360, and I won't be happy till you leave Google! So I guess… back to work!

  4. prashant

    November 29, 2008 at 7:12 am

    I must say,you got a right attitude specially when you have a competitor like Google in front.Keep going..

  5. prashant

    November 29, 2008 at 8:22 am

    hey thanx for ur efforts ! but i reckon,you are much better at coding 🙂

  6. prashant

    November 29, 2008 at 8:22 am

    hey thanx for ur efforts ! but i reckon,you are much better at coding [:)]

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