The project is to create a meta search engine similar to Search.com. The search engine should include results from Google, Yahoo and Live(MSN). It should support various countries and languages. Sponsored links will be coming from Yahoo.
Your job will only be to create the search result page. All other parts of the website are already finished or will be done by others. So basically parameters (search term, country and language) will be send to your “[url removed, login to view]” file and you will have to make sure that good results with ads are displayed.
The legal matter is also an important part of the project. You will have to make sure that no terms of the search engines will be violated.
Existing experience in developing meta search engines will be highly appreciated.
Some specifications for the meta search engine:
- Showing Google, Live and Yahoo results on the result page (Google results weighted most)
- A Google style result page (also regarding the use and display of ads)
- International sites have to be supported (about 30 countries)
- Language specific results have to be supported (also left to right language like Arabic)
- A "Did you mean" feature
- The number of total results has to be displayed
- Highlight search term in the result page
- The whole ‘web’ or one ‘country’ only selection
- Boolean operators support for search terms
- A simple statistics system (Showing the number of searches for each country)
- (Only web search is needed. No image, video, news, or other searches)
- (The contract with Yahoo Search Marketing will be done by us and is not part of your project)