Geoffrey Mack on Alexa blog has posted about the release of Alexa Image Search. Alexa has been working on Web Search Platform for the past one month. The new Image Search is still in Beta, but they’re continue to build the index. At this point they’ve indexed 10% of the images in the Alexa crawl, and expect to have all of them indexed in the next few months.
Other than, this new search, Alexa ’ve released quite a few search engines on the Web Search Platform. Here is the list:
- Alexa Web Search – this is Alexa’s primary search index featured on alexa.com
Alexa Image Search – just released.
- Alexa Camera Image Search – this lets you search for photos based on the camera and settings. Thinking of buying a Sony Cybershot? See what pictures from that camera look like.
- Alexa Robots.txt Search – this search lets you see which Web sites block which crawlers. For example, want to see all sites that block Yahoo Slurp?
- Alexa Zip File Search – this search lets you look for files buried in Zip files. For example, looking for an old winamp skin?
- Alexa HCard Search – this search lets you look for HCard contact info on the web. Looking for somebody named Mack?
Note: If you are thinking about building a search engine the Web Search Platform is definitely worth a look. Sign up for the beta and get started.