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Zoo


http://web.archive.org/web/20151202172552/http://www.zoo.com/

     
Language English



Launched January 2013
Closed December 2015



Developer Blucora (till 2012 Infospace, Inc.)



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2013 - [...] Blucora (till 2012 Infospace, Inc.)



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Meta SeEn



Used SeEn Google Search Engine; Yahoo



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Zoo.com is a search portal offering web, image, video, news and shopping search (but the shopping search didn’t work at the moment). The web search is a meta search engine using Google and Yahoo. Zoo was launched in 2013 and is owned by Infospace (today Blucora). On the today’s result page I didn’t find the features Zoo promise on the “About Zoo” page (see also “Features & Functionality”). I’m not jet sure, if it is a meta search engine anymore. The results of a web search looks like pure Google (but this is just speculation). Curiously enough, there seems to by nearly nothing written about this search engine, at least I didn’t find anything. {kd2015}
Zoo is an infospace site. In January 2005 Zoo.com started as a Meta-Shopping Search Engine Source
Since September 2006 Zoo.com offered a Child SeEn Source
From April 2008 to May 2009 the side redirects too Dogpile. Then in May 2009 a “Zoo and Aquarium Directory” followed. The site offered a web search too, but i´m not sure if it was a general web search or a special search using a white list of zoo related websites. Source
As of the Wayback machine since May 2011 (or earlier) the site offered a shopping search again, followed by the Zoo directory, a redirection to dogpile and so on. Since January 2013 the site offered a search portal with a web, image, video and news search. Source



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Features & Functionality

»In addition, Zoo contains a number of features to make your search experience even more rewarding. View Results by: Relevance/Search Engine Zoo has a default setting to show you results in order of relevance. However, you may wish to view the results, listed by search engine. Open in a New Window Clicking in this symbol opens the page in a new window. Why not try opening several pages at once from the search results to find the best result for you? Results From This Site If you've found a result you like, you can search that site for more pages containing your search terms. This is an easy way to find more in-depth information on relevant sites. Results from a particular Search Engine By clicking on the Engine Name under an individual result e.g. Google, you can see the results found using that engine. This is a simple way to group similar results together. QuickView Preview a result without leaving the results page! A letter-box sized preview of the website will open in the Zoo results page. Note - this feature is not available on paid-for listings.« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

About Zoo URL: http://www.zoo.com/support/aboutus




Created: 2015-02-22