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Unread 16th Feb 2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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I received a call from one of the marketing guys behind this new search engine. Actually it's not totally new, but not very heard of yet. They're getting a lot of buzz lately and starting to get noticed, and with your help hopefully more and more people will start using it.

Basically, it combines Google, Yahoo and MSN all into one super fast search engine. It does even more... you just have to check it out and see for yourself. I promise you guys, once you see how easy and fast this is, you won't want to use any other search engine again.

Go to LeapFish ? Just Type It

They've actually been featured on Fox News just recently. Like I said, they're just starting to get really popular. Once you check it out, you'll see why.

If I sound excited about it, that's because I am. They have so much more going for them. It's absolutely brilliant!

Just type and see the results. You don't even have to hit enter! I did out of habit, though

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Hi Alan, that is very good stuff, fast and awesome.
Thank you for shearing that with us.

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This is really interesting. As the web turns.... I will try and use it some more.

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Glad you guys like it. It's the three best search engines in one place, and much faster. Plus there's so much more to see and find that a traditional search engine just doesn't have.

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It is very useful and fast. Wondering what other features it has. Hope the features will benefits the others more.

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It has news, weather and more like Yahoo and MSN do. You can search for Answers, Images, Videos, etc. YouTube videos come up with search results which is really cool.

In fact, as your searching, images, videos, Answers and news all related to your search appear on the right side bar. You gotta love it!

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Thanks Alan, it is fast. I remember running on to this a while back but I haven't figured out how to get more than 5 pages of results listed. (Of course if you are not in the top 40, guess you should get busy...lol)

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Hi Alan,

Thanks for sharing, it sure is fast and no clicking required.

It will be interesting to see how the site develops,

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Hi Alan,

That site will be popular sooner than later. I'll try it with Google Chrome too.

Thanks for sharing,

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Glad you guys are liking it. I think I'll be using it from now on. It's gaining in popularity pretty quick. Just check out its Alexa rank and traffic. It's totally insane.

I don't have Google Chrome. I wonder if it looks any different with it versus FF or IE. Let us know how you make out with it.

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Thanks for sharing this, seems to be handy.

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Hi Alan,

I tried it. It's really fast. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Alan,

Thank you for the info. It looks simple and yes traffic is really good.

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I like the fact that as your typing results show up. You don't have to hit "Enter" either. The technology is amazing.

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I like the way it presents the search results from multiple search engines, makes it easy to see the differences in the results.

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Thank You for the heads up. I will seriously be giving this a good look over.

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very interesting
very fast
no click required
thanks Alan for sharing that amazing search engine

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Sure thing guys. The hope is that everyone will start using this search engine as there won't be a need to use Google, Yahoo or MSN again since they're all combined into one.

Seeing the difference in results is also a great plus as Jim pointed out.

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Thanks Allen I love this search engine, with every letter typed you get search views. I love it and boy is it fast.

Thanks again for the great find.
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Everyone I've introduced this search engine to absolutely loves it.

One reason I mentioned it is because I'm advertising on the site. I own a piece of the search engine, if you will. The really cool thing that blows me away with this is that I can rent out or sell my position in the future. I own all rights to it.

Regardless, I'd still endorse this search engine no doubt. It's just too freakin awesome not to

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Hi Alan,

Yes, I agree LeapFish is fantastic. I tried it out when you first posted the link in the forum 2 weeks back.

For me speed is important and Leapfish is lightning fast !

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I liked the slick interface and auto-search function when you type in keywords. That was pretty cool.

It made me laugh when the default text in the search bar said something like 'don't worry, you're not cheating on Google...' lol that was great

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Speed is everything nowadays.

I like that default text as well. They actually work with Google to be able to get the same results.

One other thing that's cool is if you do a video search, when you hover over the video thumbnails with your mouse, the video starts playing. Very handy.

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It sounds great Alan but I think it will take a long time for world computer users to break their "Google" habit. Google is even in our language. I hear comments on T.V. like " I Googled you..." etc. Maybe some competition might jolt Google to improve their services though?

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It sounds great Alan but I think it will take a long time for world computer users to break their "Google" habit. Google is even in our language. I hear comments on T.V. like " I Googled you..." etc. Maybe some competition might jolt Google to improve their services though?

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The thing with that is that you have Google right there. It may not be google.com, but it's the Google search engine. It's the exact same technology that's providing those results.

I do understand where you're coming from and agree that many people aren't going to switch to a different search engine even if they are going to get the exact same results. Some people are just set in their ways.

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Hi,

I agree with David. Its Google and most people wont change anytime soon.....this search engine might be popular one day as Google has become but you wont get any decent traffic from it anytime soon.....

Google
Yahoo
MSN

and then there are hundreds of others that get little traffic.....thats why its a complete waste of time and money to do any paid companies that say "I will submit your search engines to hundreds of companies". You might as well burn some $20 bills....

Work naturally to get backlinks and build your business and the search engines will find you

One day it might happen but not till the next decade at the earliest...

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Thanks for the news.... Leapfish looks great.... Who are the people behind it? How can one get to be part of this???? Any ideas would be great...
It has a lot of $$$$$ it could bring in.......

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Originally Posted by Jeff Casmer View Post

Hi,

I agree with David. Its Google and most people wont change anytime soon.....this search engine might be popular one day as Google has become but you wont get any decent traffic from it anytime soon.....

Google
Yahoo
MSN

and then there are hundreds of others that get little traffic.....thats why its a complete waste of time and money to do any paid companies that say "I will submit your search engines to hundreds of companies". You might as well burn some $20 bills....

Work naturally to get backlinks and build your business and the search engines will find you

One day it might happen but not till the next decade at the earliest...

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Hi Jeff,

This has nothing to do with paid search engine submission or anything like it. That's a total waste of money. It's very similar to PPC but instead of paying "per click," it's a one-time fee. When you do a search, you'll see sponsored results at the top and bottom of every search listing.

I'm not sure where you got the idea that I paid for search engine submissions... LOL.

The traffic that the search engine is receiving keeps growing every month. I'm not saying it's going to be more popular than Google. Just that there's an alternative that provides the same results (plus the other 2 search engines) much quicker and with many advanced features.

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Originally Posted by rr1455 View Post

Thanks for the news.... Leapfish looks great.... Who are the people behind it? How can one get to be part of this???? Any ideas would be great...
It has a lot of $$$$$ it could bring in.......

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Hi Roger,

The sales executive which whom I talked with was Brian Gaeta. I don't feel I should put his contact information on here, but if you PM me I'll be happy to provide it. He'll be able to get you setup and explain the whole process of LeapFish and the idea behind it. We had a great chat. He's a very down-to-earth guy and knows the business very well. In fact, his wife currently works for Google. Ironic eh?

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Hi Alan,

I didnt think that all.....my opinion is just from a visitor standpoint and how much traffic it gets...

My "submit to search engines" comment was general info for people reading the thread......that if you see a company that offers to submit your site to the search engines it wont matter if you get listed in hundreds of them as they have no traffic anyway....

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Originally Posted by Jeff Casmer View Post

Hi Alan,

I didnt think that all.....my opinion is just from a visitor standpoint and how much traffic it gets...

My "submit to search engines" comment was general info for people reading the thread......that if you see a company that offers to submit your site to the search engines it wont matter if you get listed in hundreds of them as they have no traffic anyway....

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Right... sorry I misunderstood

That IS valuable information that newbies need to be aware of. It seems we've been preaching a lot of it lately as people are falling into that trap. Never hurts to say it again

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Just tried it out. A little slow for dial-up users.
Awesome technology, though.
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Just tried it out. A little slow for dial-up users.
Awesome technology, though.
Yeah... dial-up is just slow period

Been there, done that. I couldn't imagine having it now.

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I personally do not see what the big attraction is with this? The Google tool bar does everything that this tool does minus Yahoo and MSN but I don't use Yahoo or MSN search so that feature doesn't really benefit me. Maybe if they packed all that into a toolbar I may find it more useful however I am pretty sure that has already been done.

In regards to some of the posts about this competing with Google, how can it be competing with Google when it is using Googles search results? The only way anyone is going to threaten Google is if they can create an algorithm that returns better results than Google not by scraping Google's own search results. It really is as simple as that.

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Seems I am not alone Leapfish Launches Another Meta Search Engine No One Will Ever Use

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Hmmm, thanks for sharing.
But will stay with Google.

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Seems the opinions are quite mixed by reading some of the comments. Some people like it, some don't.

I only posted it here because I do like it and thought others might as well. It does provide many features that Google doesn't.

I still use Google as well because I have the toolbar installed and it's much easier to just type in my search right there. A toolbar is something they should look into adding in the future. I'm not sure if they will or not.

You don't have to agree with me, and this isn't a subject that we need to argue about.

If you don't like it, fine. If you do, pass on the information.

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Seems the opinions are quite mixed by reading some of the comments. Some people like it, some don't.
If you read all of the comments, which is quite entertaining you will see that most if not all of those positive comments are leapfish staff spamming the site. The owner of leapfish actually admitted it himself.

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Originally Posted by Kooza View Post

If you read all of the comments, which is quite entertaining you will see that most if not all of those positive comments are leapfish staff spamming the site. The owner of leapfish actually admitted it himself.

Mike.
I didn't read ALL of the comments. I have better things to do with my time.

Like I said, it's your own preference whether you would want to use it or not. It's not something we need to debate about.

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WOW! I like the idea of Leapfish but when I priced even some not so popular keywords, I thought the prices were WAY to high. If Leapfish had the popularity of Google then I could see the justification for such a high price tag, but considering they are hardly known...they should really consider reducing those rates until they start getting WAY more traffic.

Just my opinion.

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If you are interested in what the future of search may look like and the REAL competition which Google will likely face in the near future it is in the web 2.0 space.

Anecdotally, I've been seeing people using Twitter before checking with Google. It makes sense. Ask people from your trusted network instead of searching through tens or hundreds of results on your own and then deciphering how trustworthy the information is. Twitter's Big Search Plans: A Google Killer? - Search Marketing News Blog - Search Engine Watch (SEW)
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Very interesting conversation. Have not tried leapfish yet. Still pretty happy with Google..if it ain't broke as they say.
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Hey Alan this a very good tool to use for reseach and more thanks for the heads up.

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Alan,
How is the ROI? If I ma not mistaken you have been advertising with LeapFish for over a month. With Google Adwords I can test ROI in a day if not faster.

As you can probably gather I am not a fan of LeapFish. But I also find that they refuse to back their claims with evidence.

For example, they are claiming that their traffic quandruppled since the launch of the website. However they never provide any data about their traffic. Some spikes of the traffic they recieved in recent months was due to being criticized by TechCrunch.
In fact the click fraud story was on the first page of Digg.

Just wondering if any advertisers see a positive ROI from advertising with LeapFish.
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Originally Posted by VladZablotskyy View Post

Alan,
How is the ROI? If I ma not mistaken you have been advertising with LeapFish for over a month. With Google Adwords I can test ROI in a day if not faster.

As you can probably gather I am not a fan of LeapFish. But I also find that they refuse to back their claims with evidence.

For example, they are claiming that their traffic quandruppled since the launch of the website. However they never provide any data about their traffic. Some spikes of the traffic they recieved in recent months was due to being criticized by TechCrunch.
In fact the click fraud story was on the first page of Digg.

Just wondering if any advertisers see a positive ROI from advertising with LeapFish.
Yeah, ROI is a problem. I'm hoping they will get better exposure and improve on some things, but who knows. Right now I wouldn't recommend advertising with them, but as far as using the search engine and other features, I feel it's pretty good.

Right now I'm seeing a CTR of 22%, so that's not bad at all. I need to check my web stats and analytics to be certain if I'm getting any kind of ROI. I'm not seeing a huge influx of sales or anything like that, so yeah, don't hold your breath yet. Adwords would probably be your best bet for the time being.

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Very nice. Somehow I don't think Google will be moving over quite so fast though.

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Very nice. Somehow I don't think Google will be moving over quite so fast though.

Thank for sharing Alan

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LOL... the subject was supposed to grab attention. You're quite right, though. Google will always be first on my list, but having something like this to compare results of the three big SE's is pretty nice.

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Alan, thanks for your answer.

The problem with any meta search aggregators, I find it hard to call them "search engines", is that they do not offer a real product or a solution. In fact their entire website depends on APIs from Google Yahoo and MSN. Just think if Google decides one day to stop serving results to these meta search aggregators, which they can probably do with a flick of a switch. I am surprised that Google did not pull the plug on LeapFish when they were outed over the clicks on TechCrunch.

My persoinal opinion is that the value of their keywords is overinflated. Advertisers who are paying the money in hopes they will be able to sell the keywords two or three years from now are taking risk and are betting on company's future success.

Again this only my personal opinion.
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Originally Posted by VladZablotskyy View Post

Alan, thanks for your answer.

The problem with any meta search aggregators, I find it hard to call them "search engines", is that they do not offer a real product or a solution. In fact their entire website depends on APIs from Google Yahoo and MSN. Just think if Google decides one day to stop serving results to these meta search aggregators, which they can probably do with a flick of a switch. I am surprised that Google did not pull the plug on LeapFish when they were outed over the clicks on TechCrunch.

My persoinal opinion is that the value of their keywords is overinflated. Advertisers who are paying the money in hopes they will be able to sell the keywords two or three years from now are taking risk and are betting on company's future success.

Again this only my personal opinion.
I agree it's a risk. I just wanted to see how well they could deliver, and what the future brings for them.

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