Here’s something longer-lasting and weirder than Vertica’s “We sell turkeys” theme: Mark Logic, whose product is used primarily to help enterprises make their content more acceptable, doesn’t have a search engine on its own website.*
*Or if it does, it’s VERY well-hidden. I looked at the home page and site map alike.
I wanted to refresh my memory as to Mark Logic’s history of working with specific text mining vendors, beyond what’s on the official partner page. No luck. Normally when site search is inadequate, one goes to Google. But that’s problematic too. Marklogic.com pages come up pretty low on Google’s search results, suggesting that:
- Mark Logic doesn’t put a lot of effort into SEO (or else doesn’t do it very well).
- One can’t be confident all the site’s significant pages are findable by Google.
Looking to other companies’ sites for clues isn’t conclusive either. E.g., Clearforest lists Mark Logic as a partner, but Mark Logic doesn’t return the compliment. (If memory serves, Mark Logic and Clearforest have worked together both on national security deals and custom publishing deals — but don’t hold me to that.)
When it comes to making its own information conveniently available, Mark Logic is quite the unshod cobbler.