Cuil May Sound Cool But Did Not Kill Google This Year

Touted as a possible Google killer when it launched July this year, Cuil has had a disappointing start.

Traffic numbers reflect the company's lack of stickiness following its launch. TechCrunch sees it as flat lining.

Interesting that Business Week has it amongst its most promising start ups of 2008.

Kevin Ryan gave us a thorough examination of the problems with Cuil and DaniWeb did an interesting analysis of their search results in comparison to Google.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.