Over at my other blog, I wrote a post titled Create Your Own Search Engine. In it, I give my thoughts on a new tool from Google which allows you to create your own search engine which only seearches sites you approve. I went ahead and created a search engine called American Presidents Search which is currently at http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=013582161421150014692%3Aftredrvrve4.
I went through the Open Directory Project categories for Presidents. I did not select every site listed by I added the bulk of them to the presidential search engine. I hope this selction of carefully reviewed sites justifies my tag for the search engine of "Find information on American Presidents from good non-spam sites."
What do you think? Does it provide good results? I may go ahead and get a domain name and then place the code there. I do not think I will get much traffic at first but there may be a niche for a well vetted search engine for American Presidents. Feel free to post your thoughts as long as you do not try to slip a link to another site in! Comment spamming (no matter how clever) does not work here.