Great advances always begin with dreams. From the first flight of the Wright brothers, to the launching of the space shuttle, every major technological advance began with an idea to go farther than its predecessor. These ideas still hold true today and because of it technological advances still occur, even in areas where improvement may not be evident.
Search engines are in a constant state of improvement. Teams of engineers on all three of the big major search engines, Google, Bing and Yahoo seek to improve their results for their loyal customer bases. These improvements come by way of new services or modifications of existing services. Search engine algorithms are constantly changed by engineers to bring better results to people using them.
But even with these major advances, some are still disappointed with the results generated from search engines. In many cases, the results that are desired fall short. To make up for the shortcomings, certain programmers have taken it upon themselves to create specific algorithms that will improve search into better performance and a more relevant experience.
Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan graduated from Stanford University and set out to make a better search engine. What they came up with was a search engine hybrid that tackles the problem of inadequate search engine results in a unique way.
Flipora is a search engine that depends upon not only algorithms, but also social input. By utilizing the two, Flipora can generate results that are far more likely to be consistent matches, and also more centered on the more specific content that supports the search. The idea for Flipora has taken off. Since its creation in 2012, the site has generated more than 25 million search inquiries, and serviced 7 million searches this year. It is on course to be one of the fastest growing search engines on the Internet.
Flipora has gained the attention of many people online, and is quickly becoming the go to engine for people searching for specific information. Because of its unique output, people tend to prefer the results on Flipora to the big three search engines.
Recently Flipora acquired $1.5 million in seed money from a group of investors. Included in that group were Anil Dharni, Co-Founder of Funzio and Gokul Rajaram, creator of Google AdSense.
Giving search engine visitors what they want is always the prime objective of web properties. With the inclusion of Flipora in the search engine mix, many people may be pleasantly surprised when they visit and experience the results of the site for themselves.