written by: Laura Jean Karr•edited by: Aaron R.•updated: 7/19/2010
If you are looking for a Gothic Lifestyle search engine on the web then there are better places to go than Googoth.com, which can all probably provide more hits for your search. This search engine has been down for maintenance since 2001.
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A Gothic Idea from France
Googoth.com is the gothic geared search engine from the creators of Googoth.multimania.fr and it was supposed to be developed as a gothic version of the powerhouse that Google currently is. The main .com web search site was registered back in 2001 and has been under maintenance since that time. This means that the site itself does not currently work.
Based out of Paris, France both the Googoth.com and the Googoth.multimania.fr search engine sites were created by a French network administrator who goes by the online name of Ezechiel Von Nutello. Ezechiel wanted to develop a central location for people who are into the Gothic Lifestyle where search results were filtered down more to their tastes.
The idea stems from creating a Gothic Lifestyle search engine that would be powerful enough to rival that of Google’s search engine capabilities. Hence the name, Googoth, which is supposed to give people the idea that this online search site is the main Google gothic search engine source on the net.
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Search Engine Doesn't Work
The Googoth.com search engine site bills itself as “the first search engine with real bat chunks in it." This is the tag line that is attached to the sites logos seen around the Internet and in the image to the left. The site also provides for a search box that people can add to their own gothic themed web sites. As creative as the tag line and dark background may be, there is one large problem that prevents this Google gothic search engine from becoming the powerhouse search engine for the Gothic Lifestyle.
The main problem is that Googoth.com does not work. Upon arriving to the Googoth.com web site, where there is an option to make the site your browser's homepage, one will find that there is no search box. Visitors to the site are greeted with the message that the search engine is currently undergoing heavy maintenance. In normal website circumstances, being under some construction for a bit is not too much of a problem, but in the case of Googoth.com, the search engine site has been in a state of construction since the domain was registered back in 2001.
The search engine site has been updated with the copyright of 2010, so there may be more work being done at the moment. However, there is no workable release date for the site to be operational.
It is also, important to note that Googoth.com, which has been tagged as the Google gothic search engine, is not in any way affiliated with Google, Google Labs or any other Goggle owned web application. Google itself, may not have a a specific Gothic Lifestyle search engine in place but Google Gmail account holders can create a Gothic theme placed on the web to call their own. Using Google Sites, Gmail account holders can build free web sites made to reflect any area of interest, including the Gothic Lifestyle. To learn more about creating your own web site through Google, begin with Creating your Google Account. Once you have an account created, you can learn more about using Goggle Sites through How to Edit Pages in Google Sites.
While those who are interested in the Gothic Lifestyle are waiting for Googoth.com to become fully functional, they can visit the GothSeek.com search engine site.