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Ideas for BHW: Our own search engine

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackberry, Jan 29, 2014.

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  1. blackberry

    blackberry Power Member

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    Very off topic, and I am sure someone has mentioned it before, but what do you guys think of the idea of BHW members starting their own search engine?

    I am confident there are some very good programmers here at BHW.
    Sure it would be a massive project, and would need funding but with with the amount of members there are imagine the following:

    BHW moderators create an escrow account or a social crowdfunding account.
    Everyone (who can) on BHW donates $5 to the pool (which would be under the control of two trusted longtime BHW moderators)

    With 250,000 members, assume half of them contribute at least $5 would mean a pot of $625,000 as seed capital.

    Then BHW evaluates programmers, come up with a scope of work and then a second round of funding for marketing and maybe even some free marketing by members too?

    Its time to upserp Google, and with another major search engine BHW could have an alternative means of income, of which profits could be given between BHW and the members who contributed seed capital. (Havent figured out how to montize this but maybe CPA offers or something.).

    I would be one of the first to put my money where my mouth is.......
     
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    How much money you going to invest.
     
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    You can't beat even bing.
    If you beat that plz hir matt cutts as spam team head
     
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  4. blackberry

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    Havent decided yet, got to see the level of interest first.


     
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    Not compete with 3 top engines.
     
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    No offence OP but this should be in The Lounge.

    It is a joke right?
     
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  7. blackberry

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    So your the prick who voted "who cares"? So why would you even bother posting?

    And FYI yes I have beaten bing and remain number 1 on Bing for the last few years for several websites I own.


     
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    Down with google!
     
  9. Beven

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    Hahahahahahahahaha
     
  10. blackberry

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    Ok, sorry well maybe someone can move it?

    And no, its not a joke. Its a big task yeah but doable if there was enough interest.


     
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    this will be a huge invest, it can start with just 1 server
    need lots of spider coding

    i have a friend who has create an asp code for spider
    and he own a business search engine (sudamerica)
     
  12. blackberry

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    What so funny about it?

    I mean seriously, it would take some time, but imagine there was a few hundred or a few thousand people working on it, it can be done.
    But just one person....yeah laughable.


     
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    You are talking about own search engine not a website managing a search engine compete with top 3 it is not a childish play it requires millions of dollars at starting.
     
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    Sorry OP but this is a dumb idea.
     
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    Agree with you
    you need spend millions on marketing first
     
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    I think he meant to say that the search engine you intend to build won't be able beat Bing let alone Google.
     
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  17. blackberry

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    True it would require a good bit of money, but its not impossible.

    Perfect example is open source, where hundreds of people contribute donations and time, and achieve a lot more than well funded companies.


     
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    As we all know, every big business has started out as something that did not exist. That being said, you would be competing against not only the kings of internet but also against one of the biggest companies that has ever existed.

    I think you should elaborate a very very in-depth business plan before launching the idea out to the public, otherwise you will just get people laughing at you and your face.

    Once you get a solid business plan, you might move on to the next step and perhaps start to collect money. But let me tell you, $600k ain't gonna cut it, and not every user is going to donate $5... In fact I would be surprised if you raised over 10k...
     
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    No you dont. Foolish to spend money on marketing first.

    Get the product first, then marketing.

     
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    just tell me
    Will you use big G or own search engine for your daily work