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Search engine provider Viewzi has announced the public launch of their site search product today. Viewzi uses an interesting results page by providing the results in a layer on top of the current page.
Viewzi supports blog posts, videos via YouTube and Viddler and photos. They have different "views" based on the different content and the user’s selection. There’s a timeline view which is pretty neat and looks like the way Plurk works. I found that the views took a while to load – I’d suggest they work on reducing the load times.
Site search seems to be pretty hot these days with a variety of companies in the space including Quintura, Lijit and Google. We currently use Google on our sites and have found it to provide more traffic and better results than the internal Drupal search engine. Viewzi appears to be injecting Google ads into the results on the video view — I wonder if that’s their entire monetization strategy.
Ali has a good overview of the site search feature as well.