Searchme Labs Launches Wikiseek Community Edition

Wikiseek Community EditionYesterday, all of the Wikiseek Beta Testers received an e-mail from John Holland, Chief Marketing Officer of Searchme, Inc. that Wikiseek: Community Edition was launched.  Wikiseek was launched around January.  The company that created Wikiseek is called SearchMe and is based in Palo Alto, CA.  The company had raised $5 million in funding for its projects by Sequoia Capital.

Wikiseek is a search engine for Wikipedia and was made with assistance and permission from Wikipedia.  Wikiseek features tag clouds for the search as well.  Below is a screenshot of a search for Tourette’s:
Wikiseek Screen Shot 1

Wikiseek: Community Edition claims itself as “the world’s first wiki-based community-editable search engine.”  However, I believe that Jimmy Wales’ for-profit Search Wikia which is also an open source user-editable was the first.  Using Wikiseek: Community Edition, all users would be empowered to:

1. You may add more relevant sites to these search results.
2. You can change the order of search results to promote sites that are more relevant, or demote sites that are less relevant.
3. You can also remove site that are not relevant, and remove sites that are spam.

There are feedback forums for Wikiseek: Community Edition on Wikia.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Searchme Labs Launches Wikiseek Community Edition Comments

  1. john says:

    Search Wikia is currently only an idea. It does not exist. Wikiseek Community Edition is, indeed the first wiki-based community-editable search engine.

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  4. Reader says:

    I created a website to make it easier to search for information in Wikipedia.

    Unlike Wikiseek, it enables you to perform sophisticated queries such as:

    List of TV shows whose first episode was aired in the month of September and whose creator has an alias consisting of the word 'Levine'

    Have a look at our about page (scroll down for the Quick Demo):

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