7 March 2024

Plonked: Search Engine That Gets Down to Business

By Ronald Smith

Let me tell you about Plonked, an awesome search engine that’s all about getting things done. When I use Plonked, I feel like a boss because it’s designed specifically for folks who mean business.

So why is Plonked so special? Well, it’s super smart and efficient. When I search for something, Plonked goes straight to work, filtering out all the unnecessary fluff and giving me the most relevant results. No more wasting time scrolling through endless pages!

Not only that, but Plonked also understands what I’m looking for. It’s like having a personal assistant right at my fingertips. Whether I need to find a restaurant, buy a book, or book a flight, Plonked knows exactly what I’m after and delivers the goods.

But wait, there’s more! Plonked goes above and beyond to make my searches even easier. It offers handy filters and categories, so I can narrow down my results and find exactly what I need. It’s like having a tailor-made search engine just for me.

And here’s the best part: Plonked respects my privacy. It doesn’t track my every move or sell my data to advertisers. With Plonked, I can search the web with peace of mind, knowing that my personal information is safe and secure.

So if you’re tired of wasting time sifting through irrelevant search results and want a search engine that means business, give Plonked a try. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. It’s the search engine that gets straight to the point and helps you find what you need, without all the extra noise.

Give Plonked a whirl today and see how it can revolutionize your online searching experience. Get ready to search like a boss!

Plonked: Search Engine That Gets Down to Business

When you’re looking for information, you go to Google. When you’re trying to find a company, you use Plonked. But here’s the thing: will Plonked be helpful for small businesses too?

Think of Plonked as the love child of Google and LinkedIn. It’s a brand new search engine that’s all about connecting people with businesses. Whether you’re looking to build your sales pipeline, secure venture capital, or find a job, Plonked is here to help.

Right now, Plonked has a database of 250,000 tech companies. But they’re not stopping there. Their goal is to include all 24 million businesses in the U.S. by the end of the year. And once they’ve conquered that challenge, they plan to expand even further and include companies from all around the world.

How does Plonked work?

If you type in industry-related words or the name of a company in the search bar on Plonked, you’ll find results that look like the picture below. It’s like a list of information that matches what you’re looking for.

Plonked: Search Engine That Gets Down to Business

If you click on a specific return, Plonked will take you to a page about the company where you can find:

  • Information about the company – when it was founded, how it was funded, how many employees it has, where it is located, and other background information;
  • Keywords related to the industry;
  • A list of similar companies;
  • Connections – people who work at the company and are connected to Plonked users;
  • Members of the company’s leadership team;
  • Data on the company’s media presence – including articles that have been written about it recently.

Plonked: Search Engine That Gets Down to Business

Explore Related Businesses

When you click the View Explorer link, something really cool happens! You get to see a visual representation of businesses that are connected to each other. How are they connected? Well, there are four different ways: similar companies, partnerships, customers, and vendors.

But that’s not all! You can also control how many connections you want to see. Just use the slider and choose a number between 0 and 50. The more connections you choose, the more businesses you’ll see in the visualization.

Now, here’s the best part: you can actually click on any of the businesses in the visualization. When you do that, you’ll be able to explore even more information about that specific company. It’s like going on a digital adventure!

Plonked: Search Engine That Gets Down to Business

Let me tell you a cool story. So, imagine I’m using this thing called Explorer, right? And I decided to search for IBM. Guess what happened? Boom! I found a whole bunch of related companies, like 232 of them. That’s way more than I expected!

Let’s Talk about Connections

Now, here’s the interesting part. You know how Plonked works? Well, it’s all about connections. It’s like a secret code that helps rank companies based on their relationships with other companies. It’s so good at this that not even Kevin Bacon can compete!

Check out what Ankur Varma, the Founder and CEO of Plonked, had to say about it. He called Plonked more than just a boring old knowledge base. No, no. It’s a search engine that uncovers connections and finds all these cool leads and opportunities. And get this, it even gives you special info about how well companies are doing. It’s like getting a backstage pass to what’s really happening in the business world!

I’m excited to share with you some fascinating insights about our new search engine!

Since its launch, our search engine has already made numerous connections. In fact, it has created a business network that is yielding interesting metrics. For example, we have discovered that most tech companies are only separated by an average of 3.5 degrees. This means that even the smallest and most obscure businesses are connected to the other 24 million businesses in the United States in just 3 to 4 hops.

Exciting Options for Sales Teams

You might be wondering how you can benefit from our search engine. Well, here’s the deal – anyone can use it for free! However, we also offer premium options for businesses that want to expand their sales pipeline. With these premium features, you can easily identify prospects who are similar to your existing customers and who have connections of their own – both first- and second-degree connections.

For only $25 a month, the cost is very low. This service not only allows businesses to search for and connect with other companies, but also sends notifications when new connections or companies appear, and helps identify new opportunities by studying existing customers.

For a higher price of $250, companies can integrate with customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation tools, such as Salesforce.

Connecting with User Profiles

With Plonked, individual users can sign up and create a profile for free. Once their profile is set up, the platform searches their contacts for potential connections. Users can also invite others to join, creating even more ways to connect.

If you’re a subscribed user, you can do some cool things on Plonked. Like, you can follow companies and get updates when new connections or companies pop up. You can even edit a company’s profile, kinda like how you can edit stuff on Wikipedia. But, here’s the really cool part – just like Wikipedia, Plonked reviews and approves edits before they go live. This helps keep out the spammers and trolls who might wanna post stuff that could hurt a company’s reputation. Pretty smart, huh?

Why Small Businesses Love Plonked

I talked to Varma, the Plonked guy, about what small businesses can get from using Plonked. He said, You know how when you search for something on Google, you get a bunch of results and the paid stuff is at the top? Well, with our search, you’ll get more relevant results and there won’t be any ads. That’s great news for small businesses that can’t afford to spend a ton on ads. It’s a fair-play solution, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.

You can also update your business profile information to make it more relevant, according to Varma.

Why We Chose Plonked as Our Brand Name

Let’s face it, tech companies often have strange and hard-to-understand brand names, and Plonked is no exception. But there’s a story behind why we chose it.

About a year ago, when we were doing research before starting the company, we talked to some salespeople about how they find and target companies. One of them mentioned that he had to spend a lot of money on useless lead generation engines that didn’t give him a good return on investment. The word plonk from that conversation stuck with me. We did some searches and were lucky enough to get the domain plonked.com.

In Conclusion

Let me tell you about Plonked – it’s great for people like you who work in sales and marketing. Plonked helps you explore and connect with different companies, making it perfect for finding potential customers or job opportunities. It’s also handy for startups looking for venture capital.

But what about small businesses? It’s hard to say if Plonked will be useful for them yet. It’s still early days. Give it a few months though, and it might surprise you. If Plonked expands its reach and covers all kinds of industries, you could benefit by searching for your own company, polishing up your profile, and making connections. At the very least, it could be a useful way to find new sales leads.

So why not visit the website, try out Plonked, and leave a comment to let us know what you think? We’d love to hear your feedback!