Google has a well-deserved reputation as the top
choice for those searching the web.
The crawler-based service provides both comprehensive coverage
of the web along with great relevancy.
Google offers cashed links, which allows you to view “dead”
pages or see an older version of a page.
It offers spell checking, dictionary definitions, integration
of stock quotes, street maps, telephone numbers etc.
Yahoo was launched in 1994 and is the web’s oldest
“directory” a collection where human’s collect and organize web pages
into categories. Yahoo will
produce excellent search results.
You have a choice between directory searching and crawler-based
Ask Jeeves lets you search using natural language
to ask a question.
AOL search provides users with editorial listings
that come from Google’s index. The
main reason for using AOL search is if you are an AOL subscriber,
the search engine provide index to exclusive AOL content.
HotBot provides searching of three of the web’s
search engines Yahoo, Google, and Teoma.
It does not blend the search results but is a quick way to
achieve different web search results in one place.
and Metasearch engines:
A popular metasearch site that displays a customizable
list of search engines, directories and specialty search sites then
displays results from each search engine individually.
A metasearch site that allows you to enter a term
and will retrieve matching responses from the major search engines
and organizes the results into categories.
The ability to view web results visually, it shows
the results being interconnected by keywords.
Mamma.com is one of the oldest meta search engines
on the web. It searches a
variety of major crawlers, directories, and specialty search sites.
Searches the major search engines and provides
the ability choose from a list of hundreds, but you must open a free
account to use this feature. You
can preview any page from the results list.
The capability to search by keyword across thousands
of news sources, the news tab from google’s main page auto generates
news headlines from the day, and time of news is indicated.
Similar to Google News allows you to do a keyword
search across thousand of news sources; it lets you browse categories
of news where Yahoo editors have assembled articles and resources.
A keyword search that searches against content
gathered from news sites across the web.
The advanced search allows for a narrowing search.
A keyword search against news gathered by AllTheWeb
news search engine; drop down menus makes it easy to narrow your search.
Daypop is a keyword search through content it
finds from crawling through news web sites.
You can also search weblog content and information from RSS