iRazoo – yet another search engine


Have you visited http://www.iRazoo.com? Well, I have and I won’t recommend it. It’s the latest in a line of people powered search engines (I blogged about a few sometime back). The way Razoo works is very similar to Url.com.

  • You search for something and get search results which are pulled from existing search engines.
  • You then visit the links from the search results and then say Yes/No for whether you like the site, you think it’s relevant, etc. (very Digg like).
  • When you search next for that same phrase, you will see a recommended results section which shows the aggregates for all search result recommendation for that phrase.

Ok, so what’s new in this?

  • Well, the UI is different. You can view the site and vote for it by hovering over the search result icon.
  • You get points per search, per vote, per referral and you can trade-in your points for an iPod or a Camera. 2 per search or vote, and 10 for a referral.

So… what sucks?

  • You are allowed to clock only 50 points by search or vote in a day. There is a 50 point limit. While I can understand why this limit is in place, it is very impractical. To get an iPod using Razoo, I need to search every day for 3,460 days (one iPod is 173,000 points); that’s about 9 years.
  • I could choose to earn my points the referral way, which has no limit. Of course, it is just a matter of getting 17,300 friends to sign up to get that 30 GB iPod.
  • Even though you cannot earn points beyond 50 in a day, you can still keep on recommending sites yes and no. There seems to be a potential for manipulating results (unless these guys are very effective at detecting such behavior).
  • Aside from that, the search is painfully slow.

I am still waiting for a search which is worthwhile. Let’s see if something comes along.


2 thoughts on “iRazoo – yet another search engine”

  1. WHY THE HELL ARE YOU LYING THERE’S NOT A 50 POINT LIMIT AND A IPOD DOESN’T COST THAT MUCH STOP LYING AND GET A LIFE DOUCHE

    1. Wow, you woke up on the wrong side of the bed today, didn’t you. Do note that the article above is from almost 2.5 years ago, and that was the case at that time…

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