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Quintura Releases Quintura Site Search, Version 2.0

Quintura (, a visual-based search engine, has released version 2.0 of its hosted site search service, Quintura Site Search. Based on user feedback from more than 7,000 service registrations over the past 2 years, the company improved website crawling and indexing, added new search display options, and improved service user interface.

Quintura indexes a website and builds a search cloud of keywords and phrases related to the site. The cloud is displayed as graphical user interface for searching and can be embedded to the site as a search widget.

The updated version features a new control panel for creating and editing a site search, giving webmasters a tool for configuring and customizing the search. Search options settings are grouped within tabs provided with hints. New site search and tag cloud (keywords) settings include the following:

  • Search box and results-Quintura offers search results pages using the search box and results list, without tag clouds.
  • Tag cloud management-Editors and administrators can add to the tag clouds the most popular themes and words from the site.
  • New view modes of the tag cloud-In the "alphabet" cloud, the words are sorted alphabetically. In a cloud with "falling" words, words are poured into a cloud, like into a glass. In the "peeping" words mode, words are "following" after the movements of the mouse cursor.
  • Uniting search clouds using tabs-Users can combine several site search clouds using tabs, enabling them to create a unified search through several websites on a common theme or belonging to a single publisher. That provides users with a choice of where to search and find the articles they are interested in. Search requests can be redirected from one site to the other with one click.

Last month, Quintura announced the relaunch of its search destination homepage, The new homepage on simplifies access to online search services offered by Quintura, such as web search, site search, and kids-friendly search.

Quintura has been recently awarded three U.S. patents for its search engine graphical interface and context-based search visualization using neural networks.

Source: Quintura

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