JoeAnt is an interesting project, but it is a web directory, not a search engine.
|Country of Origin||US America|
|2001 - [...]||JoeAnt.com|
|Manually by an editorial team selected sites SeEn|
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|About JoeAnt »Former Go.com volunteer guides who wanted to keep their community alive by creating a new directory founded JoeAnt.com. It is a community where every editor has the opportunity to make a difference by finding and adding the best sites in their chosen topics.
JoeAnt.com was originally launched in the spring of 2001. We soon realized that our rapid growth required some changes. We introduced a new look in August 2002 with changes which included a fully spiderable index, faster results in searches, and better tools for our editors.«
|SEO Logic® (01/29/03): »When the Disney company decided it no longer had any use for its troop of Go Guide volunteers, many of them decided to find ways to continue organizing the Internet. One group of former Go Guide volunteers banded together to start JoeAnt, a volunteer-edited directory with many unique features, and a very relaxed attitude.
JoeAnt was conceived by a group of a dozen former Go.com (Disney) Go Guides and launched on May 24, in the spring of 2001. Within a year, it had become clear that the founders had been onto something special when they started. They redesigned and rebuilt the site, recreating the back-end enabling the directory to be indexed by search engine spiders, adding several new tools for editors, and improving the performance of the search engine, then re-launched in August of 2002.«
Received word that Disney's Internet portal, Go.com, was planning a major overhaul and current editors for the once popular online directory were no longer a part of their online strategy.
JoeAnt.com launches, providing a new home for the inseparable community. BusinessWeek gives us a huge shout out.
A new look was revealed that we hoped would handle the growing ant infestation. Notable changes included optimized search queries, additional editing tools and a much friendlier index.
JoeAnt's 10,000th editor volunteers.
JoeAnt's 20,000th editor volunteers. Over 9,400 accounts have been deleted to-date for violations and inactivity.
As of 2019 - JoeAnt.com has been mentioned in over 30 books in 5 different languages.« Source|
Features & Functionality
References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JoeAnt|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|
|History and Analysis of JoeAnt. Online available at SEO Logic. URL: http://www.seologic.com/guide/history/joeant|
|C.J. (2003): JoeAnt Creates a New Volunteer Culture. Online available at SEO Logic. URL: http://www.seologic.com/search-engines/joeant-history|
|SEO Logic®: From the Ashes of Disney's Go.com Volunteer-Edited Directory URL: http://www.seologic.com/guide/history/joeant|
|Hurlbert, Wayne (November 08, 2003): JoeAnt Directory: Getting listed URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20050405025603/http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com/2003/11/joeant-directory-getting-listed.html|
|JoeAnt in the News URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20120121032747/http://www.joeant.com/news.htm|