To design their new general-interest portal, Belgian radio & TV company RTL has decided to team up with Netvibes. Online since March 29, RTL.be offers five thematic sections: information, sports, celebrity news, entertainment and services.
This new portal powered by Netvibes allows users to easily customize its look, incorporate any news feeds they want (whether from RTL or other sources) and also gain access to their personal email accounts, Facebook, Twitter or to any search engine.
There’s one thing you may not know about Netvibes: it supports more than 130 search engines across the world. They let you search for web pages, blog posts, images, videos, podcasts and goods with a twist: you always get the freshest results every time you open your page. Pretty handy when you need to monitor a specific keyword.
On Netvibes, you have multiple ways to search:
Google search field
Located below your page title, this search field lets you perform a regular Google search that will open the results in a new Netvibes tab.
There are 7 essential widgets that let you search with the 130+ search engines:
- Web Search : for web pages
- Blog Search : for blog posts
- Images Search : for pictures and photos
- Video Search : for video clips
- Podcast Search : for podcast episodes
- Map Search : for locations
- Shopping Search : for books, DVDs, and all sort of goods
In each widget, you can choose the search engine you want to use. You can even mix engines to have a multimedia search widget.
Just click on the tab arrow, and select a search engine. There are many more engines to choose from in “Manage search engines…”.
Third party search widget
In addition to the built-in widgets, there are hundreds of search widgets made by developers. Most of them can be found in the Ecosystem, just look for search widgets.
That’s probably only the tip of the iceberg. If you know an interesting search widget or feel that one is missing, leave us a comment!