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When it comes for doing certain searches on the internet, sometimes Google is not always best. While it is great for general searching, more specific search engines can often find what you are looking for.
So a search engine that only searches through online forums and messageboards could prove very popular and an Israeli company has come up with such a search engine.
BoardTracker from Tel Aviv-based Pidgin Technologies is probably your best friend when looking for anything on a forum. Originally aimed at the adult entertainment industry, the new Boardtracker is a mainstream service.
“Forums contain a huge amount of valuable information often unavailable or difficult to find elsewhere,” said Pidgin Technologies founder Ron Kass. “We designed BoardTracker to provide an easy way to find such data and related forums and to facilitate participation and greater interaction between surfers and boards while at the same time providing professionals with essential research tools.”
At the moment, it currently indexes around 15000 forums with more being added all the time.
While there may certainly be more than 15000 forums on the internet, BoardTracker is still in beta mode being fine tuned and constantly developed with new messageboards being added to the site.
But even at this number, there are over 10 million messages that have been indexed by the BoardTracker service.
Pidgin's next grow plans are to hit 100 million messages.
As well as searching for messages, the service can also notify you of new postings so it can track while you are not accessing the forums.
Forum owners can submit their boards for free but an express service costing $499 promises inclusion in the service within five days.
For more information, www.boardtracker.com