The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

Data Research Hubs and Focused Content Channels - Bypassing Web Search

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Co-Founder's Note: Hmmmm, Data Research Hubs are now VC HOT!, well this time we were only 25 years in front of the curve. We foresaw the day when there would be so much good and bad content on the web that a search engine could not keep up. So 25 years ago our founding team designed as the Automotive Research Hub, a Focused Content Channel, a platform that could profitably function in our search engine-less vision of the future...a content management system that thrived in the Beyond Search Engine world.

Our Automotive Data Research Hub functions as a massive content repository without a need for an enterprise level web wide search engine, but could succeed with a non-advertising based search tool searching only within our Focused Content Channel, a single subject repository of exclusively focused content, an interactive on-line entity that would easily, inclusively and accurately sift through a main library quantity of curated automotive content, while giving users an opportunity to simultaneously discover relevant and amplifying "SEE ALSO's", links to data and editorial information that user's did not even know existed.

This positive relevancy and amplification would expand the user's subject knowledge by providing a true bibliography of relevant automotive content without the inefficiency, bias and advertising-influenced web wide SERP's.

Our team's, web futurist guru Steve Arnold (You gotta read his stuff) sent me a link to MarkLogic a company that is built on the idea that single subject Data Research Hubs will become important in the Beyond Search future of the web, the very vision that our team has and brought to reality over the past 25 finally VC's agree with us and see the value of "Single Content Verticals" and thought it worthy enough to fund to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

MarkLogic offers products that can be used to build single subject verticals, "Data Research Hubs", software that builds a Data and Content Repository that is easy to build and maintain... kind of like The Auto Channel, but without the 25 years it took us to refine the back-end to contain, index, retrieve and distribute millions of pages of automotive content.

Here is what MarkLogic has to say about their Pharma Research Hub, a Focused Content Channel.

The MarkLogic’s Pharma Research Hub is a single pane of glass that provides easy access to the widest possible array of R&D data available. Whether it’s publications, authors, genes, or drugs — structured and unstructured, public and private — it’s all made available through the Pharma Research Hub. Because data is integrated 10x faster than with custom-developed solutions, users get faster access to more data. And, delivered as an enterprise cloud service, it deploys in minutes with no IT management burden and has a level of security and scalability that other solutions can’t match.

We here at The Auto Channel couldn't agree more...our 25 year old effort to make The Auto Channel the web's Automotive Content Vertical continues on.

Our competitive position is secure as potential competitor's business models are "lead generation and classified listings" which prevents them from economically transforming into an editorial based Automotive Data Hub


So The Auto Channel currently remains the web's primary single channel to acquire relevant automotive content. Utilizing our 25 years of in-house developed software, programs and tools we prove everyday that we have the secret sauce to economically collect, publish and distribute automotive data and content to every flavor of automotive interested user.

So what is this pre-amble to our 11 year old Focused Content Channel article, which can be found below, all about?

It's always nice to be able to pat ourselves on the back and shout "we were right"...but now we need to acquire investors to support The Auto Channel our self-funded 25 year old "Automotive Research Hub" so it can grow into the billion dollar business it was designed to be.

We are happy to discuss your thoughts and answer your questions.

Bob Gordon
Co-Founder and President
The Auto Channel
Mobile 502 386-8316

Data Research Hubs and Focused Content Channels - Bypassing Web Search

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