Am most certain that we have brains that can build, design, code and deploy a search engine platform like Google for Nigeria that will process our 3 core local language, pidgin and obviosly english.
China is a populous country no doubt but their greatest strenght is Local Production of both product and services, they have Baidu their version of google.
I have been doing some research lately on " How Does Google work?" and read the book “How Google Works by Eric Schmidt”
- My heart BLEEDS when i have to consult a company abroad for local contents beside me,
- It also BLEEDS when i have to pay a company abraod for Search Engine Marketing also on local content.
- I still have to manually submit my website to Google to Analyse, Index, Craw, Rank and Display my content.
That means if i do not tell Google about myself in the first place then he does not even know about me.
With the rising cost of Dollar there is now level playing field for competition between us the developing nations and the developed ones, they can play with $1, but its about N500 here.
Bieng a computer science major, i know we have played with Algorithm in school and also did mini projects on search engine indexing, so i knew its not abig deal to build a search engine for our local consumption. I feel we have an upper hand here, all sites with .gov.ng, .edu.n, .com.ng and .ng domains will be automatially list for starters, the ideas are still murky in our minds, but we welcome suggestions and intrested folks to come onbaord.
I looked around and found this article on Quora. Myself and a friend are now drawing the Algorithm, we need like minds and people that are intrested to build Search Engine Response Page SERP, totally for us.