PolyMeta Video Search

PolyMeta was a meta search engine, federated search and clustering engine that enabled its users to browse various information resources on the web and list their results in a results page sorted by relevance.

PolyMeta was developed by WebLib Search Solutions (now Precognox) from Budapest, Hungary. Precognox is still active today (2019) in the field of enterprise search solutions. Also in the past PolyMeta was already used with other offers like Scienceroll. A showcase of the search engine was offered from 2007 to 2012 under the name "allPlus".

Ask, Bing, Cuil, Google and Yahoo were searched. Via "Select sources" the user can change the default settings and decide for himself which search engines should be included in the search. "Show hits" shows how many results each search engine contains. The results of the first results page of the search engines were evaluated and ranked according to their own criteria. Unique results are highlighted. Basis of the result analysis is a clustering system which the user also got displayed. Later, PolyMeta showed a blended result page, which contained news, blog and video previews as well as web results.

From 2007 to 2012, PolyMeta offered an video search. The video search uses YouTube and the video search of Google and Bing.

Language English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian

Launched 2007 or earlier
Closed 2016

Developer WebLib Search Solutions (today Precognox)

Country of Origin Hungary

2007 - 2016 WebLib Search Solutions (today Precognox)

Topic Music, Sound & Video Search engine

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Meta search engine

Used SeEn Bing Video Search
Google Video Search

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


Critical points

Features & Functionality

2015: As of the source list, the engine combines results from Google, Bing and YouTube. At the Moment there are only Google results.


See also PolyMeta Web Search: Source

References & further Publications

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

Other Sources

Created: 2015-02-25