by Sue Denim
Published on September 17th, 2014 07:29 AM
LOS ANGELES – Here’s an innovative idea: A search engine that tracks only adult websites. Plain wrapper, no frills… In fact, the product looks much like Google, except without the fancy, ever-changing Google logo.
Lord knows the internet another search engine.
According to a statement from the developers, “Boodigo is the first adult-oriented search engine that takes users straight to the online action…with no tracking, registration, cookies or hassle. Unlike mainstream search engines that go out of their way to avoid adult-related results, Boodigo delves only into adult-only content at lightning-fast speed, providing customers with more useful answers to their sex- and porn-related queries.
“Boodigo eliminates search results from sites that are known or potential security threats, ensures all Boodigo sessions are https-encrypted and works closely with rights-holders to keep unlicensed and illegal content from appearing online, allowing users an enhanced search experience in a safe, private and anonymous setting,” the statement added.
We’d snort at the whole idea, except one of the founders of the new search experience is the redoubtable Colin Rowntree, an online adult industry pioneer who’s been working in the internet space since dirt was young.
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
CONCORD, Mass. — Boodigo.com is quickly finding fans.
So far, in its first few days, the adult search engine has racked up more than 1 million unique visitors and one of its founders, Colin Rowntree, hasn’t stopped giving interviews to the numerous mainstream media outlets that have approached him.
Boodigo isn’t the first search engine designed exclusively for porn (there have been others that delved into porn searches, including Search.xxx — reserved only for .xxx searches — and Booble.com, among others).
But it has found a hook in marketing itself as a search engine for the ethical porn fan, directing surfers to the genuine sites of performers and paysites in a secure, private and anonymous environment with no tracking, registration or cookies.
Boodigo, like Search.xxx’s commitment, also proactively eliminates sites from its responses that are known security threats, distributors of malware or perpetrators of fraud, and works with rights holders to ensure that unlicensed and illegal copies of their creative works are not found in the search results.
XBIZ on Wednesday chatted with Rowntree, the longtime operator and founder of BDSM site Wasteland.com, to find out more about how his new project, Boodigo, got its start and his inspirations to rope in porn fans searching on the web.
Read the Interview at XBIZ.com