Here at Staticnat.com we have been playing with some new ideas. Among those are all the cool tools that Google offers to webmasters, bloggers and anyone else willing to take the time. One of these options is Google Custom Search and its pretty cool. A few nights ago I introduced a new feature on the site called The Network Super Search. The point of the Network Super Search was to create a curated list of sites that could be searched for expert information outside of the vendors.
But it got me thinking about the old days of search prior to Google. I hated all the garbage I had to deal with and then Google came along with their clean site and massive index. Staticnat is clearly not that type of environment so I hit the domain register and found that www.NetworkSuperSearch.com was available well now its not and starting today I have extended my original idea to its own dedicated site. I do plan on keeping the original Network Super Search here on Staticnat, and I will continue to find great resources other than vendors and curate them here. Once I have done that I will add them to www.NetworkSuperSearch.com so both locations keep growing in value. I have quite a few other ideas for how to make www.NetworkSuperSearch.com better over time and if I can find clean ways to offer multiple types of curated searches on the site I will eventual retire the search on here. Anyway I would love some feedback as to what you think and I would love see it get used. So check it out spread it around wallow in it a bit and hopefully it serves its purpose. I will be posting the curated sites shortly and I would love feedback and recommendations for other great sites to add to the search. So comment, hit me up on twitter @joshobrien77 or stalk me like a few others have lately your call.
One last thing if you don’t quite get what is going on here Check out;
This Google Search for VLANs HERE.
This www.NetworkSuperSearch.com Search for VLANs HERE.
This theNetworkSuperSearch Search for VLANs HERE.
What you will find from the top down that is that the search results are more and more specific to the networking industry.
Based on your VLAN example, it might be a great idea to add a checkbox on networksupersearch.com to include or exclude vendor sites. Contact me if you need implementation hints ;)