I just ran across a new Meta search service called PreFound. The gist of it is that they show you what others have already found for the terms you are searching for:
PreFound.com allows human users to (a) see what other humans have gathered by-hand from all places on the web, and have shared with the PreFound.com community and (b) gives these human users a technology which allows them to easily and efficiently gather and tag this information, then share it with the PreFound.com community if desired. After all, communities of knowledgeable, interested people can identify relevant sites with greater accuracy than a search engine, even ones with a complicated search algorithms like Google. Plus, you can leverage the work already done by others and build on that base rather than repeat it. In this way, we provide a platform that allows users to search what has already been found on the web! Pre-Found!
If you register, then you can submit your previous search results…so the whole thing becomes a human edited directory of results for a keyword. It reminds me of what Google is rumored to be trying to accomplish with its personalized search results.
The other thing I like about this is the niche keyword research possibilities. After all isn’t showing you other people’s results all that services like WordTracker and Overture really doing? You don’t get counts here, although there is a rating service so I’m assuming that over time the results will rank according to user ratings.
They also have a PFfinder toolkit which includes a Firefox extension that will allow you to easily post your results to their index [free membership required].
No I haven’t gone over and entered my sites’ as keyword results…yet!