11 November, 2006

UAE blog and web site search engine


To try to make web searching a bit easier for anyone looking for information about the UAE, we've set up EmiratesBlogs.com. It uses Google's search engine technology and database so we're dependent on how Google indexes sites but if you search, you only search through a certain set of sites.

We started by adding all blogs and sites listed here on the Community Blog. Anyone can contribute sites that they think should be included.

We hope you want to help out and add sites and we hope that EmiratesBlogs.com can become an good compliment to the UAE Community Blog.

12 comments:

BD said...

Good job. Look forward to using and supporting it.

Emirates Mac said...

Thanks, BD. The more people participate and add sites, the more valuable it can be.

DG said...

Great site, good luck & all the best :-)

Restless in Dubai said...

Great Idea, good luck guys...

nzm said...

Great stuff - thanks!

Fahad Al Mahmood said...

They have fahad.com already included in the search ... good sign it's a good tool! ;)

shansenta said...

Good Job!
I'm sure all UAE bloggers will find this extremely useful, and strengthen the blogging community.
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

we swear our support to UAEC still just copying and pasting all sites from here ???!!!?@@?@?@? whats the part you did

Emirates Mac said...

Well, "anonymous", does it really matter what or how much I did or not? You want me to tell you about every line of code I wrote, every picture I drew, every file I uploaded, or...? ;-)

To be honest I didn't do much. And since the search engine is all about blogs in the UAE, what better place to start with all that is listed here? If someone doesn't want their site/blog included, let me know and I'll be happy to exclude it.

I often search for information that is UAE-specific and in the main search engines there is so much stuff it's sometimes hard to find what's specific to the Emirates. This way I thought we could do something together (anyone can contribute sites) and create a search engine that is specific to us. And it's meant as a compliment to the Community Blog, not a competitor or replacement.

Anonymous said...

contribute ur sites here to uaec.. we dont want plagerism

Anonymous said...

I am sorry Anonymous what are you calling "Plagerism"?

All he did was build a search for UAE Blogs, you can not post to EmiratesBlog.com, you can only search for other UAE blogs. EmiratesMac contributes to this site often, and he has many other sites that he contributes too, like four that I can find here on the UAE Community Blog.

If your blog is listed just email him, and he will take your blog out of the search, it is just that simple.

Emirates Mac said...

Anonymous @ 14:30 - I don't understand what's plagiarism about it. Please explain so I can understand. It uses Google's index so if emiratesblogs.com is plagiarism, so is the entire Google database of web sites.

As the other anonymous said, if you want your site (if you have one) not to be included, let me know. But then you may want to tell Google (and MSN, and Yahoo, etc. the same).

I mean come on, it's a community site where people can help each other out with the hope that it will be easier for us all to find relevant stuff.

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