DeeperWeb is a free search engine tool for Google users that allows navigating through search results by employing tag cloud
Tag cloud
A tag cloud is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata on websites, or to visualize free form text. 'Tags' are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color...

 techniques. Additional technologies such as Topic-Mapping methods are implemented to assist users in identifying relevant results upon a specific topic.

The tool allows integration with Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

 search results via its website as well as via a Firefox extension. A search plugin
Search plugin
A search plugin provides the ability to access a search engine from a web browser, without having to go to the engine's website first.Technically, a search plugin is a small text file that tells the browser what information to send to a search engine and how the results are to be retrieved...

 could be used for searching directly from the browser’s search box and is supported on both Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year...

 7 and 8 and Firefox 3+ web browser
Web browser
A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content...


On May 5, 2009, DeeperWeb announced its beta release and has received a favorable welcome from the Internet and social media
Social media
The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0,...

. DeeperWeb's idea is based on a research article written by the company founders, which examines the relationship between the core search engines
Web search engine
A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web and FTP servers. The search results are generally presented in a list of results often referred to as SERPS, or "search engine results pages". The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other...

 and the Vertical search
Vertical search
A vertical search engine, as distinct from a general web search engine, focuses on a specific segment of online content. The vertical content area may be based on topicality, media type, or genre of content. Common verticals include shopping, the automotive industry, legal information, medical...


Tag Cloud Features

  • Tags Tab: Improves search results by adding (or excluding) a keyword from the original query. Tag Cloud reveals keywords relevant to the search query.
  • Phrases Tab: Reveals meaningful phrases hidden beneath the pile of search results, allowing to amend the search query by clicking on the relevant phrase ( adding or excluding the phrase from the search query).
  • Sites Tab: Clicking on one of the sites in the Tag Cloud will bring all relevant results from the selected source only.

Several business, Internet marketing
Internet marketing
Internet marketing, also known as digital marketing, web marketing, online marketing, search marketing or e-marketing, is referred to as the marketing of products or services over the Internet...

 and Search engine optimization
Search engine optimization
Search engine optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid search results...

 (SEO) applications in using the "sites" tab: identifying main competitors, pinpointing targeted sites for most effective advertisement and isolating the authoritative websites of a particular topic.
  • Zones Tab: Zones helps to narrow down and focus on specific domains such as .org .edu or country specific suffixes.

Topic Mapping Features

  • Answers Search: Resources of "questions and answers", support discussions and social forums providing search results to a realm of questions and answers.
  • Blog Search: Current articles in the Blogosphere
    The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community or as a social network in which everyday authors can publish their opinions...

     relevant to the search query.
  • Metrics Search: Search query relevant results with facts, statistics, percentages, market share, data, tables and graphs.
  • Wikipedia Search: Provides users instant access to Wikipedia terms related to the search.
  • Resources Search: Relevant articles, business articles, recent white paper
    White paper
    A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that helps solve a problem. White papers are used to educate readers and help people make decisions, and are often requested and used in politics, policy, business, and technical fields. In commercial use, the term has also come to refer to...

    s, research studies.
  • News Search: Latest news articles relevant to your query.

See also

  • List of search engines
  • List of Firefox extensions
  • Mycroft project
    Mycroft project
    The Mycroft project provides a collection of search plugins for Mozilla-based web browsers. The open source project is hosted on and has been in existence since 2000...

  • Tag cloud
    Tag cloud
    A tag cloud is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata on websites, or to visualize free form text. 'Tags' are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color...

External links

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