|Seed, 7/06 |
Velingo is an Israeli-based startup looking to provide relevant search results based on the collective search behavior of users across various search engines. The service competes with other enhanced-search products offered by companies like Hakia and Powerset.
Velingo’s Mobile Solution looks to apply its search mining technology to optimize the search experience via mobile phone browsers. By integrating Velingo’s solution, mobile search providers can maintain a list of related keyword searches developed through Velingo’s technology to save on keyword typing required of the searcher, as well as allow mobile content providers to provide relevant product offerings for keyword searches.
TagSense is a Firefox extension developed by Velingo to allow users to leverage the company’s search mining results in their interactions with Google, Yahoo, and Live search engines. After downloading and installing the add-on, user’s search results on these engines display a tag cloud of relevant search keywords as well as Velingo’s relevancy score for each website returned.
Offering Velingo’s search mining technology as a solution to web search providers, Velingo’s Web Solution allows search engines to populate results pages with tag clouds of relevant keywords as well as relevancy scores for results developed by Velingo’s mining technology. The enhancements can be integrated into the search provider’s results via a web service.