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Old 7th September 2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Site Search Service For Ecommerce

Being a search engine technologist, I am thinking of niche markets where I can utilize the search expertise to start up. Currently I am doing a search site for the discussion forum search. But, to really generate revenue, it is hard.

What if I do a site search service for ecommerce companies? The service could be of the following business model:

1) free for limited pages

2) revenue sharing model where it is free to use, but, if the search leads to an order, then, I take a cut.

3) totally free, and figure out how to bring in revenue later ;-)

It seems to me that this will be more promising than doing free discussion forum search.

I greatly appreciate any comments to this idea and thanks in advance!

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Old 17th September 2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Well, not any reply yet. I guess it may not be a good idea then ;-)

However, to be more realistic, I think maybe better to do a discussion forum search for IT/computer related topics. At least, I can use it myself.

Any comments are much appreciated.

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Old 18th September 2007, 07:08 AM   #3
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First time I've got to read it. SOrry there weren't any post before this.

Ummmm......I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish. It just didn't make sense to me. Maybe someone else can comment.

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I wouldn't take the lack of response as meaning it isn't a good idea.

I think it could have potential, but as with any business there are some challenges.

An example of a company that has done well with the type of business you are describing is SLI Systems -

http://www.sli-systems.com/

I think the key is adding value, for example with SLI ... I am familiar with some things that they do that allow them to help improve conversions and improve a site's exposure in the search engines.

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Thanks for the information on SLI Systems. I looked at the site and it seems a good model to learn from. Adding value is definitely spot-on. I only thought about providing site search as a pure search service. However, the search could be used for SEO purpose as well and help the cusotmers get ranked higher in search engines. Good idea.

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Old 20th September 2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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Wow Briteguy,

It seems that you are on the right track. When you mentioned "adding value" you began to think from a more business-oriented level.

When you think about how to start a business using technology it really boils down to the same principles of starting any kind of business - finding a way to use your prowess to solve a targeted problem for a targeted cluster of people who would gladly pay you to make some of their greatest frustrations go away.

Just a thought...

Best a luck to you!

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