Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Google Offers to Run Site Search Engines

Google expands its enterprise solutions business with search tool for small to medium sized businesses.


From The New York Times - Google Inc. is offering to run the search engines of small Web sites for as little as $100 per year, marking the company's latest attempt to make more money off technology that already steers much of the Internet's traffic.

The service scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday is aimed at the millions of Web sites that either don't have search engines or are unhappy with the quality of their current search results, said Nitin Mangtani, a Google product manager.

The price for Google's ''Custom Search Business Edition'' will start at $100 ann to sift through up to 5,000 Web pages. Larger Web sites can pay Google $500 annually to search up to 50,000 Web pages.

That's a significant discount from the fees that Google has been charging for scaled-down versions of its Internet-leading search engine. The price for the so-called Google ''Mini'' -- a combination of hardware and software introduced more than two years ago -- starts at $1,995. More sophisticated iterations of Google's search engine cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. |

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