SOURCE: Baynote

October 09, 2006 08:00 ET

Baynote Announces Free Open Source Search With Free Hosting

Baynote Go ( Is Backed by the "Wisdom of Community"; Lifts Website Conversion Rates by 25%

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 --Baynote, Inc. (, a pioneer in content guidance software for the business web, today announced the launch of Baynote Go, a free offering that provides businesses with search for their websites without any software, hosting, or support costs. Baynote Go is one of three business-ready, open source search offerings on

Baynote Go delivers precise search results to visitors and is backed by the "Wisdom of Community," which provides actionable recommendations based on the emergent behaviors of website visitors including peers, experts, and the greater site community. By understanding the site community, Baynote delivers a 15-25% lift in business target conversions* such as more customer leads, purchases, downloads, event registrations, and support questions answered. Baynote Go is designed for businesses of any size that are focused on improving online conversion rates while reducing the cost and complexity of managing their website.

Open Source Roots

Baynote Go is built on the Apache Foundation's Nutch® search engine -- the most respected open source search engine in the world. Working closely with the open source search community (see "" announcement), Baynote delivers three business-ready open source search offerings, including a free hosting option that includes hosted search, administration, and community-based support, all free of charge.

Content Guidance

Websites using Baynote Go can also take advantage of Baynote Content Guidance, which analyzes visitor search and navigation behaviors, then dynamically customizes the website search and navigational experience for each user. Content Guidance vastly improves the conversion potential of any business website and Baynote customers have realized a 15-25% lift in business target conversions.*

The Praetorian Group revamped one of their marquee websites, PoliceOne (, using Baynote to deliver more targeted results to website users. "Baynote is a great solution for our small business," said Alexander Ford, CEO of the Praetorian Group. "Baynote helps direct visitors to the products and information they're looking for, capturing our visitors' attention and supporting a higher conversion rate and increased revenue."


Baynote Go is available immediately and includes the following capabilities:

--  Business Ready: a robust solution that can be configured in minutes
--  Precise search: powered by Apache Nutch, Go includes sophisticated
    link-analysis and deep indexing of your website for state-of-the-art
--  Point & click setup: self-service setup that requires zero IT
--  Flexible presentation: easily customize the appearance directly
    through the browser, and include custom or third party controls directly
    into the page
--  No cost: Baynote Go is 100% free
"There is an invisible crowd of buyers who flock to websites each day, representing new opportunities for businesses," said Jack Jia, CEO of Baynote. "With Baynote Go plus Baynote's Content Guidance, businesses Baynote can tap into this invisible crowd and experience the kind of lift in conversions that our customers using Content Guidance are already enjoying."

To sign up for free site search and to try Baynote's Content Guidance, visit

* Figure calculated using Baynote's Y2006 customer data including visitor behavior and conversion figures.

About Baynote

Founded in November 2004, Baynote is the technology leader in on-demand content guidance software for business websites and web applications. Baynote makes all online initiatives more effective with its patent-pending UseRank™ technology that dramatically improves lead generation, customer support and visitor analytics. For more information, please visit

Baynote™ and UseRank™ are registered trademarks of Baynote, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    Baynote, Inc.
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