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Sunsteam Search - the complete story. History/background:
The idea of launching Sunsteam Search was conceived in May 1999, and after a few months of preparations we went online in October the same year.
In the beginning the idea was to create a
Directory style Search Engine. As time went by we saw the number of users grow, and were motivated to keep putting hours into
the concept. We changed the search
software, and with it came a series of host changes.
Today, we are on our own dedicated server.
With our somewhat unexpected growth came a set of new tasks. We made strategic plans focusing on how to attract visitors and how to make them return. We found the key methods to be regular updating of all pages, providing new services, and of course advertising.
We knew we could keep it updated, but the other tasks we saw as a hard challenge. We where therefore amazed when we started receiving mails from companies asking if we would like to use their services on our pages, making
this part of our strategy much easier than expected. The toughest part therefore
turned out to be advertising. Being a company with limited funds we had to find
inexpensive advertising methods and tried banners, press releases, classified
ads, newsletter ads, and loads of other things, all with varied results. The
important thing is that we learned all the way.
SunSteam Search is today classified as a tier-3 web directory
SunSteam Search is a 100%
independent resource. We have not copied other directories. In the beginning
we collected and added links manually.
Sunsteam Search is a 100% Internet based company. Every single idea, every single process, every single little thing concerning Sunsteam
has been discussed, shaped, and realized online and it took 3 years for the
founders; Lars and Sjur, to even meet in real!
We are open for all kinds of suggestions about collaboration with other sites. If this sounds interesting contact us using this form
We are especially interested in collaboration with SEO companies)
over 11 years after launch, Sunsteam Search has the following to offer:
- A huge database of urls sorted into thousands of categories.
We accept every url submitted as long as it doesn't violate our "submission rules"
People can write their own site-description when adding it. If they don't our script will visit the site and collect all the required information.
Giving exact numbers on size is impossible as the Database grows every
day, the price to submit a site is
Standard listing: $29.00 per URL
Plus listing: $49.00 one time fee,
Premium listing: $79.00 - allow you to have product links along with
Metasearch: Queries various
search engines by pulling xml feeds.
- Free Classified Ad Service
Announce, promote, sell or request anything you like in the following categories:
Announcements, Autos and Motorcycles, Business Opportunities, Computers and Software, Employment, General Merchandise, Personals, Real Estate, Rentals and Roommates, and Services Offered.
- Free Sunsteam Searchfield to add to your own page
A great feature to any website, allowing your visitors to search our entire database for what they are looking for.
- Constant communication with our users enabling us to make changes,
additions, and improvements based on their feedback and requests.
- Co-Branded Search with the look and feel of your own site, simply make a template in your admin area! Users can use their own banners, text ads, links, whatever they want!
This is a great way to keep your visitors on your site, instead of linking to a search engine, why not have your own?
- Account Moderator function is free and has to be created in order to submit search listings.
With an account you can modify titles, descriptions and keywords
for your listings.