SearchReviews has launched a search engine with more than 40 million reviews in its system, and plans to hit 100 million reviews by the end of 2011.
Those 40 million reviews cover about four million products and come from more than a thousand sites such as TripAdvisor, Amazon, Zappos and others. Those are impressive numbers, but is SearchReviews any good? More on that below along with a look at how it works.
How SearchReviews Works:
SearchReviews appears to have the largest searchable database of strictly review content anywhere. Buzzillions advertises having 13 million reviews; Bazaarvoice claims to have "served" 175 billion reviews, but that happens on its client's sites; Bazaarvoice doesn't offer a direct search engine of reviews.
There's also Google Places, which has an enormous collections of reviews and sources; but the company has repeatedly declined to share any statistics in the past and didn't reply to our e-mail in time for publication.
SearchReviews crawls more than thousand websites for review content and aggregates them into its database. The company says it's adding about two million reviews every week. Right now, it has no formal partnerships with any of the sites that it's crawling; a spokesman says SearchReviews hopes to do formal agreements now that the site has launched and the review sources can see the search engine in action.
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