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Unvalidated Ideas #036

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Better search for Reddit (πŸ—’Raw Notes)

Reddit search sucks. Reddit search is so bad, that running searches with site:reddit.com <your actual search> in Google or <your actual search> reddit have become popular.

People are using Google to do better search than Reddit on reddit's own site. Actually maybe it does make sense on some level -- Google is quite good at search -- but still, the actual search on reddit is shockingly bad.

💼 🧠 Build better search tools for Reddit.

The idea is simple -- Reddit turns out to be a treasure trove of information, but it's search tools are terrible.

There's another angle here as well -- Google searches are also rapidly declining in value (SEO spam, etc), where Reddit often has decent advice that is not content marketing. Better search for Reddit might have wider appeal as just "better search".

Reddit is hard-pressed to make their entire site un-scrapable, so obtaining the latest information from the Reddit "fire hose" shouldn't be too hard.

Indexing all of reddit is of course a fools errand -- but limiting the subreddits and lookback (great place to make tiers!) would make this much easier to build and not cost a ton of money.

What was in this week's uncut edition?

Like being teased? I hope so, because here's what was in the uncut edition this week:



Don't forget, there's always money in the banana stand 3x more in the uncut edition.

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Victor (victor@unvalidatedideas.com)

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