. . . Wednesday September 28, 2005

Rollyo: Roll Your Own Search Engine

I am proud to present my new site Rollyo: Roll Your Own Search Engine.

Rollyo allows you to create personal search engines using only the sources you trust. Just add the sites into a form and boom, bingo, whamo, you’ve created a custom search engine (we call them Searchrolls).

Gary Price has written up an excellent overview of Rollyo at Search Engine Watch.

You can create as many as you want. And you can explore and save searchrolls created by others including those rolled by our High Rollers; a list that includes Rosario Dawson, Debra Messing, Frontline, Brian Greene, Arianna Huffington, Diane von Fursternberg, MacAddict Magazine and a long list of your favorite bloggers including Kottke, Battelle, Dooce, Jarvis, Evhead, Rubel, Boing Boing’s Mark Frauenfelder, Haughey, The Gothamist and more.

I’d like to thank all of our private beta testers. The feedback is helping us to improve the product every day (we’re already at work on some of Gary’s suggestions. Also, special shout outs to Angus, Dan and Alex (all featured in the Rollyo about us section) for a job well done.

Enough talk, it’s time to Get Rolling…

Concentration is important!