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Method and apparatus for optimising search engine results based on user defined criteria

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248103D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-26

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

This disclosure proposes a way to organise results from a search engine according to a user-defined white list of preferred sites. This allows a user to only display search results from sites that they are interested in. Users can opt to only show results from one site, or from a group of user-defined sites. Multiple groups or white lists can be created so that the user can select which group of sites to direct a search engine request to. This has the advantages of reducing the number of search hits from potentially thousands or millions to a small amount of hits, all of which are from sites that the user has specified as being sites of interest to them.