FeedPlex XML Search Engine Launched in Beta
FeedPlex, now released in beta, is a search engine that returns results in XML format, including RSS and RDF. FeedPlex was founded in the spring of 2004 by Sid Yadav and was acquired by the web search engine FyberSearch on September 1st, 2004. The XML files used in FeedPlex are crawled and cataloged by the FyberSearch web crawler FyberSpider.
One bonus of having FyberSearch technology backing FeedPlex is that incoming links from non-XML web pages can be taken into consideration when ranking the XML files found in FeedPlex search results. Without FyberSearch, FeedPlex would have to crawl non-XML web pages for the sole purpose of counting the outgoing links but could not display them in search results because as they are not XML files. This would be a waste of computer resources.
“I am very happy that FyberSearch’s technology can be used to help organize XML data.” Says Nathan Enns, Owner and Founder of FyberSearch. “This is just the beginning of what I plan to do both FyberSearch and FeedPlex.”
FyberSearch currently plans to continue developing FeedPlex with many advanced features, some personalization tools and a continuously growing index size. All feedback is appricated, especially as FeedPlex is still in beta testing stage.