Decipho, a new search engine built upon categorization, voting, ranking and social media measurement, has launched today with some most interesting features, one of my favorites being its “Social Meter.” Its base search index is powered by Ask.com and signed in users may build and rank their own categories.
Here are the basic functions and features of the new social search engine:
1. Decipher filters the search results by user preferences and breaks them into categories. It is able to do this by allowing users to categorize the results shopping, info & categories of their own choosing and then storing them for future searches and allowing others to see what websites were ranked and for what category.
2. Another unique feature we offer is the ‘My Results’ section. While logged into your account, when a website you have already ranked appears in another keyword search, the system will pull out that search listing to the top right side (next to general results) even if it is listing number 40.
3. The “Keyword Rankings” link next to all of the search results breaks down user-votes by categories for each keyword search that a site is ranked under, and displays them in percentages.
4. Another feature we added to narrow your search is the Social Meter. This allows you to select what percentage a websites user ranking for a specific category must be equal to or greater than.
5. Users while signed into their accounts may add their own categories to rank websites. Users may rank a website as many categories as they choose to and these rankings will show whenever this website appears in a search they conduct as well as in the My Results.
6. Users can search for more than one category at a time. They just check off which boxes of categories they want to search for and Decipher will pull out the results that match.
7. A final feature is the Claim a Website option. When you see an image or logo next to a search result and a link below it called Owners Message, this means the website owner has written there own description about their site for you to read. An example of this is if you do a search for decipho. Listing one, which is decipho.com, will show you what the claim a website looks like. This will appear whenever this website appears in a search.