CSE Directories: Popping up all over

Honestly, I’ll shut up about Google CSEs soon.

Check out this comment I received, though:

CSE Links Directory Says:
November 2nd, 2006 at 4:31 am

If you are interested in publicising your CSE you may want to be an early bird submitter at our CSE links directory at http://www.cselinks.com/ – your submission will include as long a description of your CSE as you wish together with relevant keyword lists, both of which you will be entitled to edit and keep up to date if you register as an Editor. You can also add new CSEs as you build them. All Editors will also have permission to rate and comment on other CSEs thereby constantly improving the overall quality of our visitors’ experience. The site will officially go live on Thursday.

Velly intellestink, no? At my last count, this is the third service I’ve seen seeking to by the go-to directory for finding a Google CSE for your subject of choice. The other two I’ve noticed are CustomSearchGuide.com (which Google seems to have partnered with…?) and Lurpo.com (I think I first heard of both from Google Blogoscoped).



Prediction: I’m now counting down the minutes until someone creates a CSE for searching multiple CSE Directories…

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  1. Those clever boots to be so quick to recognize and seize opportunities for cashing in. Would I were that quick and smart and technologically skillful.

    Actually, please don’t shut up on this topic quite yet. I am still trying to get a handle on this potentially important development. I would think that this might hurt Google given that there is the capability in Firefox, I believe, to view Google sans the ads. Once the market analysts realize people are doing that–simply using Google and its associated CSEs as pure search tools and that advertisers are cottoning on to that development and no longer seeing Google as advertising nirvana and so taper off adding to Google’s revenue stream, won’t its ridiculously overpriced stock go down?

    Also, could you elaborate on how CSE might be used in the medical library realm? I hope for the appearance of a dedicated and obsessive person making a CSE wholly devoted to medical podcasts (that’d be sooooo nice) or to “gallbladder” and so forth. But I don’t quite get how the creators of the CSE would filter out the useless stuff. After all, a subject-specific search engine full of junk is not all that much better than Google or Yahoo.

    As you can see, I am groping towards an understanding of CSEs.