Vertical Search for B2B

VerticalSearch.com has launched as a business-to-business search service covering health, transportation, agriculture, construction, telecommunications and other industries, drawing results from from over one hundred B2B verticals. The site is in beta, and offers only a basic search with no refinement or advanced search tools, so results vary widely in quality depending on what you're looking for. But probably a site worth keeping an eye on if you do a lot of B2B type searching.

About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was About.com's Web Search Guide.