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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
- 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
- Not a real meta search engine. Provides a
direct link to the most popular engines.
- Access 9-12 search engines., newsgroups and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- This megasearch engine is now just a front
door to mallagent and is extremely slow and disfunctional. Not recommended.
- Australian meta search engine. Use automatic
phrase based clustering to help query formulation.
- InfoTiger Search
- Appears to search multiple databases in
parallel but provides no information on the site as to where and how it gets
- 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
- 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
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
- Pages rated.
- Saluki Search
- A Family friendly search engine. Still
growing its database. Stop by and suggest appropriate sites.
- Scrub the Web
- Search the Australian and New Zealand
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Uses the Goolge
engine with similar high caliber results. Offers the additional promise of
protecting your privacy. "Our Private Search Engine will never deliver
or other invasive Personal Profiling technologies to build any personal
profiles on your search requests."
- USA Online
- European based search engine with average
- 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
- 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.