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Author:  dominod [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:05 pm ]
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Hi,

http://www.gedoo.com

I've been working on this website for a couple of months now and need your input :) Please let me know what you like about my website, what you dont understand, what you hate and features I can add/make better..

I would really love for you to set Gedoo.com as your homepage for a couple of days just to try it out and see how easy it is to use :) Here is a lil description:

Gedoo.com is a startpage where you can search in over 3000 (more is added daily) search engines from the same page. It includes search engines from many different countries and languages. You will only be able to see search engines in your language and english.

If you just enter a search term it will automatically search in Google from your country. If you are from United Kingdom it will search in Google.co.uk, if you are from Canada it will search in Google.ca, ect.

You can set any search engine you wish as your primary search engine. If you want eBay to be your primary search engine you just enter ebay and click on «Make primary» on the drop-down.

Another smart feature is that you can enter urls directly into the search field. If you enter flickr.com in the search field it will automatically go to http://www.flickr.com.

If you enter «you» in the search field you will see that «YouTube» shows as a suggestion. Click on YouTube, type in your search term and click enter and you will see that it searches in YouTube. Same goes for every other search engine in the database.

You can also personalize Gedoo.com with background images. Go to http://www.gedoo.com/background/ and see all the backgrounds we offer. Gedoo.com features over 100 beautiful background images.

Thanks for your time :drunk:

NOTE: For Opera users there is a tiny bug that makes it search in Google when you go down to select a search engine and click enter ... I am working to fix this... In the meanwhile you can just click on the search engine with the mouse and it will work fine

Author:  John Cartwright [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:10 pm ]
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It took me about 5 tries to load your page before I finally could get to it.

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http ... gedoo.com/ said it was just me, but maybe DNS up in Canada land is wonky.

I was going to give it a whirl as my homepage for today (and I end up doing a lot of searches everyday). But I just can't get past it being so slow and non-responsive (which I want to chalk up to DNS caching issues).

Author:  dominod [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:45 pm ]
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Wow I didnt know that .. Here it loads real fast !

Here it sais that it takes 1,5 sec to load it...http://www.basicwebsitereview.com/review/gedoo.com

As you can see (?) it isnt a big website with alot of text and images so it shuld load fast ..

Could u let me know if it is like this tomorrow as well? If so I need to contact my hosting ...

Thanks alot :)

Author:  dominod [ Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:03 pm ]
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Some exiting new features on Gedoo now ;) it has a new design as you can see.. You now get a list of your last used search engines so you can make repeated searches faster.

You can also type directly the name of the search engine you want to search in with the term and it will auto-detect that search engine. For example if you type "youtube music" and click enter you will search for music in youtube. Gedoo also has alot more search engines to search in (over 9000 actually!) and new ones are added every day! ;)

Hope you enjoy it and please give me feedback and input on how to make it better :)

Author:  Weirdan [ Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:01 pm ]
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It offers me to search in Norwegian for some reasons (browsers language preferences are en_GB,en_US,en if that matters). How you detect user's language?

Author:  dominod [ Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:11 am ]
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Sh**! Sorry bout that, I will fix that asap.. Its because I am a Norwegian and been testing the search results in Norwegian ... Thanks for letting me know!

Author:  dominod [ Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:49 am ]
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Language issue shuld be working now ;) Let me know if you see any other errors ;) Thanks

Author:  greyhoundcode [ Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:30 am ]
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Seems pretty fast to me.

Not sure how you would implement it exactly, but I would like to see a "people search" feature, with multiple relevant searches against Facebook, Bebo (though perhaps Bebo is defunct now?), Friends Reunited etc being collated and presented back to me.

Author:  Weirdan [ Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:27 pm ]
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No yandex search even when I set Russian as my primary language? Hm.

Author:  dominod [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:50 am ]
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Author:  Weirdan [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:36 am ]
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Here's what I did: went to the browser properties, added Russian as my preferred language (above all English variants), then went to gedoo. Removed all cookies and reloaded the page.

Expected: at least one language-specific search engine should appear under the search box (that would likely be Yandex for Russian)

Actual: only English engines appear, typing 'yand' in the search bar does not offer to search through Yandex.

Author:  greyhoundcode [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:11 pm ]
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Author:  dominod [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:53 am ]
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Author:  dominod [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:56 am ]
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Author:  Weirdan [ Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:10 am ]
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