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Dipiti – vertical message board search with some smarter sauce?


Dipiti. On the face of it this beta level search engine is just another forum search tool, like Omgili or Twing, but unlike these two this new service makes no attempt to be all things to all men. That’s because Dipiti is catering specifically for some tightly defined vertical search sectors like Health, Legal, Money and rather strangely Pet Care. The result is that the search results should be significantly better than the generic results from Google and the others.

The company claims to be covering over 2600 communities and 40 million conversations, but who’s counting? And when I tried the health search, it seemed to deliver a good set of results on the subject matter. More to the point, the service comes with some nice additional touches, namely the ratings system which gives you pre-warning of the quality of the results, the instant reviews and cool integrated tools like the book shop.

Regular Ferret readers will know that I like vertical market value-add, and this puppy seems to have it in spades. Definitely one to watch!

 Dipiti currently connects online users to 2,664 communities and 40,843,793 conversations. Dipiti does this by discovering, qualifying, and organizing thousands sites of all sizes across the web so online users can quickly and easily find the most relevant information, connect with others on communities and expert sites, and gain answers and support.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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