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Allows you to enter your query once to search many general search engine or similarly for 11 core topic areas. Each engine's results page returned as a separate browser window. So watch out! Depending on how many engines you select you your query will open up to 14 browser windows. Is this helpful? We like the notion of meta searching specialty topic area search engines at one time.

While this site provides access to the search engines, unlike most meta search tools it doesn't consolidate the information and prioritize it making the search process an excessive data dump. And instead of loading one results page see how bogged down your computer gets went it tries to load 4-10 results pages at once with attendant adds. Not recommended for general use. If you can find your subject area in the short list of specialty search engines they are each worth a try, just don't select more than one or two at a time.

Use internet keywords to search 6 search engines. Results provided in one long list with redundant listings. Keyword registration provided if you provide personal financial information, etc.

Metasearch engine that covers 14 search engine databases, including the largest ones. Unfortunately, results aren't analyzed for relevancy, and barely are remotely on target. Poorly designed and confusing layout to homepage doesn’t help.

Meta search engine without the advertising banners. While this is a nice feature this search tool only covers a limited number of databases and provides less than average relevancy (4 out of 10).

Meta search engine that allows you to search by category. Unfortunately this engine is marred by poor relevance of findings. Not recommended.

Not really a meta search tool. Just provides links to the popular search engines.

Proteus for Young People
Access six search engines for youth.

Less than smart, this hard to read metasearch engine (light blue type is never a winner) provides findings of lower than average relevancy.

Searches the top five most popular engines (Yahoo, Excite, Altavista, Lycos and Infoseek). Provides one long list of results without indicating which engine they came from or eliminating the many redundant listings.

Provides the search query form to 10 search engines. Not a meta search engine, since each search must be preformed individually.

Not a real meta search engine. Provides a direct link to the most popular engines.

Access 9-12 search engines., newsgroups and yellow pages.

Simultaneous searches 5-9 search engines. Six of these are pay for placement engines so results are highly biased and relevancy based on how much sites are willing to pay. Not recommended for accurate searches.

Meta search engine with homepage graphics so bad its worth checking our for a laugh. Just don't use it, its performance is poor, providing low relevancy of findings and numerous redundant listings.

Not a meta-search engine but provides access to a small assortment (9 total) of search engines and meta search engines.

Slow and inaccurate meta search engine. Not recommended.

Query multiple search engines and web sites with one browser page, up to 4 at a time. Results provided in one quarter window sections. You had better be a master at using the scroll taps on your browser window in order to use this search tool. Showing search results in a quarter page is almost useless. Not recommended.

Search Thingy  
Using this query form you only need to enter your search terms once. Then after you search each engine, just use the back button to return to the form and select another engine to search. Why waste time on such a clumsy search tool when so many better ones exist. Not recommended.

This megasearch engine is now just a front door to mallagent and is extremely slow and disfunctional. Not recommended.

Hyperindex Search  
Australian meta search engine. Use automatic phrase based clustering to help query formulation.

InfoTiger Search Engine  
Appears to search multiple databases in parallel but provides no information on the site as to where and how it gets information.

Bilingual meta search engine, simultaneous search in several international and German search engines.

Version of metagopher. Includes preselected set of speciality search engines, with only one per subject category.

Directory of some of the popular search engines.

Directory of search engines and meta search engines. Includes query forms for many of the engines listed.

Portal to search engines, meta search engines and search information.

Access a handful of popular search engines.


Power Search
Very limited database and dysfunctional search. Supposably ranks by quality and popularity but a search for "better meetings" showed the "Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild" in the third spot.

Presentation of results will have you reaching for your glasses even if you normally don't wear any. Top listings can be bought, so relevancy is related to dollars spent not content. Limited database, only searches description not page content.

Uses LivePerson to provide human assisted searches. Live person assistants are not experts in any subject area but rather supposed to be akin to a reference librarian, helping people find the right stuff. In our tests we found that a quickfindit human assisted search provided us with only one suggested link as compared to a reference librarian who can steer you to a whole section of the library. Most good search engines can provide you with a broader and equally relevant selection of links.

In English and Spanish.

A plain vanilla ad free search engine running off of Altavista’s database of 350 million pages. Results are similar to Altavista but appear to show somewhat higher relevancy, especially as you move down the search results page. (Uses the number of links to a site as a measure of the site’s relevancy.)

Using the “customize” link you can turn Altavista’s family filter on and custom search results. Without the standard data overload provided on most search engine’s homepages, Raging’s simple and clean interface is a breath of fresh air!

If you know the name of a company or organization and just want to go to their site and skip all the other sites that mention their name, use RealNames. Also available via AltaVista. The downside of this engine is that only companies that have ponyed up the $100 per listing are included, limiting the scope of searches.


Search for listings and find which sites are willing to pay the most for your attention. Sites pay for listings, the more they pay the higher the site ranks. If you're looking for sites based on relevancy, try one of the top ranked meta search engines or individual search engines.

Pages rated.

Saluki Search 
A Family friendly search engine. Still growing its database. Stop by and suggest appropriate sites.

Scrub the Web

Search Engines Galore
Search the Australian and New Zealand Internet.

A very limited search directory.

Search King
Sites ranked based on surfer votes.

Twirlix is working hard to make the search process easier. Where most search and metasearch engines are almost identical Twirlix is trying something new and potentially better than the industry standard. Unique features include a 5 dot "quality" rating system, site homepage thumbnail, and separation of listings into "Top Matches' and "Further Matches". For those of us who are more visually oriented, this search engine's organization is a big step forward.

Search results not based on relevancy but on how much sites are willing to pay per click to get your attention. In addition has its own database of non paying sites.

Another site where paid for listings appear at the top regardless of relevancy. A search for "dog" found "The Ultimate Astrological Astrology" as the top listing.

Snap! .
Uses Inktomi's database (100 million pages included versus 2-3 times that by the larger engines) and provides listings of average comprehensiveness and accuracy.

Uses the quality Inktomi database with similar features to Hotbot's advanced search function but without easy to read graphic layout of Hotbot.

Starting Point .
Just another way to use Altavista.

Super Snooper
Filters out sites to do with obscenity, hatred, drug-promotion or bigotry.

Thunderseek .
Supposably includes just the best of the best sites. Unfortunately data base is so limited as to be less than useful. Many fairly common terms resulted in one or no listings.

Indexes sites, not individual pages.

Claims to search over ten million pages. Unfortunately its not as selective as one would wish. In a search for - better meetings - the top listing was for a site selling kitchen remodeling services, the third listing was for formal wear and only 2 out of 10 were relevant.

Uses the Goolge engine with similar high caliber results. Offers the additional promise of protecting your privacy. "Our Private Search Engine will never deliver an unsolicited banner advertisement to you. It will also never use cookies or other invasive Personal Profiling technologies to build any personal profiles on your search requests."

Tradewave Galaxy

USA Online

European based search engine with average performance.


Uses the same database as Excite. Read the review of Excite for more information.

"Real-time, human- assisted search engine." In our tests we waited a minute or two for assistance. Results were disappointing, with only one site suggested that was only partially relevant. This "search engine" and sites like it are a step backward. In this case machines that process thousands of web pages in a second are a better resource than an individual.


Clean layout to this search engine providing the first paragraph of text from the document. Using their downloadable software you can drag and drop text from word processing and other documents for searching. Lots of potential here! WebTop just needs to improve the currently dismal relevancy and high levels of redundancy that plague this search engine.

Preview version of new search engine that allows users to rate sites. Currently this beta version is sloow and few site have been rated making it of limited utility. We like the idea of users ranking the sites, but search engines like Direct Hit already rank sites based on frequency of visits, a simpler, but more accurate measure. Why uses a modified version of the Open Project Directory dataset.

Guide to the most popular web sites by six core categories with pull down menus of sub categories. Awkward to use and limited in scope.


Tap the knowledge of the volunteer experts. Great idea, unfortunately tests found a lack of experts and mostly irrelevant matches with possible response times of 10-20 days. A search for an expert on meeting management listed breast feeding as the closest match. Primarily a self-promotion bulletin board.

Yahoo is one of the easiest ways to find information on the web. Because Yahoo is a directory, not a search engine, its possible to look up information by categories. Though it has one of the smaller databases listings are consistently of the highest quality, one reason Yahoo is by far the most popular way to find information on the web.

Sites rated by registered users. In many cases the ratings are influnced by the site owners. Drawing on a limited database this search engine provides micro version of the web with low relevancy and poor comprehensiveness of results. Not recommended.

Mission is to provide unbiased search engine that returns the most relevant web sites, with the best content. Admirable, but failing in limited coverage of the net.