Building an Mpire for Shopping Search

JB points to one of the more interesting new search engines launched this year. I like Mpire’s clean interface but it also adds some cool tools for both buyers and sellers.

Buyers get research tools that allow them to see price trends for the product they are looking to buy, allowig them to compare against what sellers are currently asking.

Sellers can research how much to sell an item for, the best day or time to sell and the keywords to use.

It’s a little slow, but man, the layout is fantastic and if Mpire can grow the number of advertisers (currently most content comes from eBay, Yahoo and Overstock), this could become very popular.

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  • http://www.yourseoplan.com/ Gradiva Couzin

    ugh… I gave up on the site while waiting for my search results to load. That cute message: “Warning: staring into the M’s above may cause dizziness, or give you an extreme urge to buy something” should read: “Warning: staring into the M’s above may cause dizziness, or give you an extreme urge to leave the site.”

    Sorry to be so harsh, but the speed is such a turnoff (still loading while I write this comment) that I can’t imagine the site gaining traction until that problem is ironed out.

    Maybe they can show some fun videos while we wait!

    Gradiva
    http://www.yourseoplan.com/
    (still loading)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16189152 Gregory Harrison

    Must have been an internet glitch at the time of your query Gradiva – searches typically take less than 3 seconds. I invite you to take a look again – we also just added new content to the home page and published a new historical sales trend graph last night that you might find useful…

    Gregory Harrison
    http://www.mpire.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16189152 Gregory Harrison

    Must have been an internet glitch at the time of your query Gradiva – searches typically take less than 3 seconds. I invite you to take a look again – we also just added new content to the home page and published a new historical sales trend graph last night that you might find useful…

    Gregory Harrison
    http://www.mpire.com