Manjaro metasearch engine

Host a custom metasearch engine based on Searx
to attract new users.
I am not a programmer but I think it's very easy to implement.

What's your opinion of this?

I am not sure I follow what you are proposing and how it relates to Manjaro.

Where would this be hosted? On manjaro.org?

How much extra traffic would that create? I have no idea how feasible that would be.

I just wanted to say that such a search engine would be a very cheap way to promote Manjaro.

Who would use this search engine? Would it have a web interface or some application that would be installed with Manjaro by default? You have to fill in some blanks here, it's not really obvious what you're proposing :smiley:

So the idea is that manjaro should create and promote it's own search engine based on searx and that could be used to drive installations of Manjaro?

I didn't think about traffic. And it would have a web interface and attract all users Windows, Apple, Android etc.

What I understood from the plan so far:

  1. Create a searx-based search engine.
  2. ???
  3. Profit. :smiley:
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There are enough PC users who only know Windows and have never heard about Linux or Manjaro.

I think the question here is, "How would a searx instance help that situation?"

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We have our own search engines:

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!manjf%20metasearch

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!manjw%20about%20manjaro

:heart:

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That is true, but how would those PC users find out about the Manjaro search engine, if they don't know about Manjaro?

:thinking:

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But you're right, when you look at it more closely it's not so easy anymore.

Nice, thank you for the link.
https://lmddgtfy.net/

:wink:

Thanks for that - I had no idea you could do that since I saw 'let me Google....' and I'm sick with it being the default.

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