There’s just one problem with the new Alexa Web Search Platform, which was recently introduced. Just one. Alexa charges money for it. It’s cheap. $1. In fact, that’s really cheap. The only reason it could be a problem is because of a company named Google that likes to offer everything for free.

So, maybe the real discussion I should be having with myself is if Google will actually do the same thing. Alexa got the first start, and that’s definitely worth more than a $1. All Alexa needs to do is do it right since they are first. And that $1 no longer matters.

Other Thoughts
If Everyone Had A Foundry – Seth Godin
Get data from massive web crawling system – Paul Allen
Alexa Allows Personal Search Development
Alexa’s Crawler is Yours – Marc Eisenstadt
Alexa’s search platform – Rajesh Jain