Searchbutton.com Wednesday announced
its new CommunitySearch service which enables Web site owners to create a
collection of searchable sites, or “micro-portals” from their own Web site.
By implementing CommunitySearch, site owners can create micro-portals to
expand the breadth of their own content, enabling visitors to more easily
search for information from a ring of related sites. Searchbutton.com’s
ElectionSearch2000.org site is the first application of CommunitySearch,
and is being showcased at Upside Magazine’s annual Showcase conference.
By using CommunitySearch along with Searchbutton.com’s analytical
reporting, Web site owners will know what other information visitors are
searching for that cannot be currently found on their site.
Commercially, the first implementation of the CommunitySearch service will
be for SmartAge.com, a site that
Searchbutton calls “the first, largest and fastest growing
business-to-small business E-commerce (site) to provide community searching
across their customer sites.” The service will be available in the second
quarter of 2000 to all Searchbutton.com customers.