PolyCola started in 2005 as GahooYoogle and changed its name to PolyCola in 2007 after legal problems with the old offer. This comparison search was developed by Arbel Hakopian from Norway. Originally Google and Yahoo were searched at the same time and their result pages were presented side by side. Today, the user can choose between Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask.com, Dogpile and AOL and have two pages presented site by site. PolyCola is often classified as a meta search engine. In this collection it is a special form of multisearch a parallel search. The user can choose between different search engines (Multi), the results are searched simultaneously (parallel), but the results are not merged into a uniform result output and re-evaluated with their own criteria (Meta).
|Launched||2007, formerly GahooYoogle|
|Country of Origin||Norway|
|2007 - [...]||Hakopian, Arbel|
|Used SeEn||Google Search Engine
Ask Jeeves / Ask SeEn
AOL Search / AOL NetFind
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|Arbel Hakopian: »It all started with GahooYoogle.com in 2005, when I put up a
website that searched Google and Yahoo at the same time.
The welcome to that website was incredibly warm from the
Internet community and it still keeps going on hot.
It was chosen as HotSite by USAToday, was talked about in BBC radio,
had entries in FOX news and many more places in media and websites and weblogs... GahooYoogle.com had problems with Law and Lawyers
and now it's shut down and transferred to Yahoo!
by the order of the court after some years of being up,
also, I decided to expand the idea and now here your are with PolyCola,
that has the same concept of GahooYoogle,
but you can choose which search engines to search!
PolyCola cuts out the time and hassle involved in
searching some search engines at the same time.
According to various online statistics, people of
the world in different countries such as the United States,
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Arabic Countries, Indians,
Persians, Dutch people, Spanish people, and many other
different spoken language countries, use more than one
search engine to search about their desired subjects.
PolyCola cuts out this hassle. « Source|
|Bharathi Priya (2017):»Asgeir S. Nilsen of Norway wrote a “dual search engine” as an April Fools Day prank in 2005, which had become quite popular because people have found that it’s actually useful. With his search engine YaGoohoo!gle you can get side-by-side search results from Google and Yahoo!, with Google on the left and Yahoo! on the right.« Source|
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References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycola|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|