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Another Search Engine: Smplr

I recently discovered a neat little search engine called Smplr. Now like most of the SEO community, I often gripe about the sheer number of useless niche search engines. But Smplr could be useful for some users.

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The site has a simple search function and allows users to use certain triggers to specify a type of search:

  • go:(open a supplied url)
  • ebay:(ebay)
  • buy:(pricegrabber)
  • wiki:(wikipedia)
  • film:(imdb)
  • tv:(epguide)
  • news:(google news)
  • mmm:(recipes)
  • [anything] is a Google search

Users can use these tags to search for a number of things (tv:the office, buy:ipod, blogs:emarketing performance.) I used Smplr to find some delicious recipes for vegetarian chili (mmm:vegetarian chili) and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

Searching couldn’t be any simpler than with Smplr (I majored in cheesey tag lines in college.)

Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud.

2 Responses to Another Search Engine: Smplr

  1. Kelly Rusk says:

    Sounds interesting, but at the same time, I think I could easily find any of those tagged search results using plain old Google… I guess I’ll have to play around and see.

  2. Rob Woods says:

    It definitely is not quite as powerful as Google / Yahoo / etc. Maybe I liked it because it was more eye-appealing.