Million Short is an experimental web search engine (really, more of a discovery engine) that allows you to REMOVE the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results set. We thought might be somewhat interesting to see what we'd find if we just removed an entire slice of the web.
The thinking was the same popular sites (we're not saying popular equals irrelevant) show up again and again, Million Short makes it easy to discover sites that just don't make it to the top of the search engine results for whatver reason (poor SEO, new site, small marketing budget, competitive keyword(s) etc.). Most people don't look beyond page 1 when doing a search and now they don't have to.
|Dec 10, 2013||Gizmodo - What Searches Look Like With the Top Million Sites Removed|
|May 9, 2012||webmonkey.com - Million Short: A Search Engine for the Very Long Tail|
|May 9, 2012||TechCrunch - Meet MillionShort: The Google Hack That Could Be The Antidote To Search Engine Spam|
|May 4, 2012||Wired News - Million Short: A Search Engine for the Very Long Tail|
|May 2, 2012||The Verge - Million Short removes popular search results to combat SEO|