Google probably is the best search engine. However, there are others too like Yahoo… and Bing which is quickly becoming popular. On this page you’ll find a list of search engines and some important directories too.
Not all search engines are listed because they are either not very popular or simply not good. The ones below get more than 95% search traffic and that’s all that matters from a search engine optimization point of view.
The favorite search engine of most web surfers accounting for the majority of searches performed on the web.
Microsoft’s Live Search Engine is now known as Bing with supposedly an improved algorithm. People have loved it’s background images. Check the Bing usage statistics
This Yahoo! owned search engine is going to be closed on the 4th of April 2011 as the company wants to focus more
on other features to improve your search experience. Visitors to Alltheweb will be redirected to search.yahoo.com.
Melzoo is a Meta search engine that gives “visual previews” of the search results translating into a ‘much better user experience’ (?). The SERP is split into two panes; the left has the list of results generated by the query while the the one on the right shows a snapshot of the page when one mouse-over the result.
The name of this search engine proves that there are not many good domain names left! Jokes aside, blekko, which is in beta presently, lets you perform the usual searches as well as those that you cannot do elsewhere! this is primarily accomplished by using “slash tags”, as blekko calls them. You can slash in and slash out sites (and results). Check out the demo video and see how this works.
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