SITE REVIEW: Seach Engine

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Hi,
Please review my search engine - http://www.ilumu.com
I will be happy to accept suggestions.
Thanks
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As the search is powered by google, what does your site offer that google or any other search engine does not? I know you've got a video there but it just seems kind of random. Maybe add somthing that other search engines do not have, can't think of an example right now though.

Sorry if I'm coming across harsh, I just don't see many people wanting to use it since they could just use Google straight up which is (obviously) very well established.
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yeh i get your point there.
i can't think of anything else to put there besides the random video either :S
anyone got any suggestions?
thanks
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simply but looking excellent thought
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the first thing to ask yourself when making a site is why people would come to your site? What does it offer? I wouldn't go to this site myself, why would other people?
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hmmm... i do get your point
but what should i add or get rid off to improve it?
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I like the inspirational quote idea!
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How you will promote it? nothing new...
  • lucky
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thanks vitalink.
metros, i did use yahoo search marketing but that was no good.
i've not really advertised it majorly, as i don't know what the best thing to do is.
i was looking into banner exchange though
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The site looks clean and neat, but I don't think I will go to your site to search something on web instead of "Google it".
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looks good and clean bit agree withother people- need something eye-catching so the person would like to use your search engine instead of google or yahoo etc
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yeh
does anyone know what i should change or add though
i know people will tend to stick to google so the site will need to be different in some way to attract users... but how...
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simply but looking excellent thought
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I like it, bcz is simple and can be asey to learn!1
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need more details,

why would someone choose ilumu over google
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hey,
100mb any ideas what i should change to attract more ppl
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so... any suggestions please?
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thanks for the pm jon.
i will look into redesigning it later and recreate a new wet logo, for web 2.0 feel.
but i mean more in terms of content? what should i change
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I agree with the comments above around the site being unique. I'm not sure what it offers over Google. The video is a nice touch but could this be geared after the search so it would so show some relevant content to the search?

Nice though..
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i think it just needs more promotion.
anyone interested in banner exchange?
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I agree with the above. Google has all sorts of things to search for (video, images, text). Possibly pick a specialty? I don't know if that can be done being powered by google, but maybe give it some kind of specialty to search for....
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music e.g.

http://www.g2p.org/
  • lucky
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that's a nice site,
i was thinking on music as well but looks like it's already been done.
infact everything's already been done!
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or movies..? But then if it has all been done, why actually bother?


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Firstly ... here's something you can fix ... 74 W3C Validation error ... and also no DOCTYPE Found ... to see the Validation results click here ...

In my opinion that random video thing is just distracting visitors away from the actual reason of your site ... searching for something ... I would remove it completely ... but please don't just do it because I said so, it's just my opinion ...

Further than that ... I have nothing that I can say towards your site really ... I like it ...
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What is your main idea?. If its a search engine it`s an enemy of Google wich you are already using. So what is the main thinks that you could say "My site is better than... because..., and you should search here".

You may keep the search engine and implement a clasified announcements site. It could give you more users.

There you have an idea!, hope it's helpfull
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clean and neat design but i dunn't like the logo, it look too "BOXES" , maybe a rounded corner will be better.
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the video kind of interesting. other than that not much caught my eyes. it seems to me you use the video so people stay a while at your site. it would work but you need to put more content. maybe you can use this search engine for your own website not search engine on its own.
  • lucky
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thanks for the ideas people.
i know i need to design a new logo - will do it sometime soon... hopefully
Ecucha, i like the idea of classfied announcements but how would that work?i know the video is a bit random but without it, i would literally have no content... but if i remove everything then it's just another google... argh!
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i think u have made that site only for earning some money ..............try to make it more attractive and with less ads ................use only text ads that will look gud !

anywez ............nice try !
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