List of Major Search Engines

by Geethalakshmi 2009-10-24 23:46:53


List of Major Search Engines


The search engines below are all the excellent choices to start with for submitting websites.

Google
http://www.google.com
Web's most popular search engine that uses PageRank and other methods to rank results.

Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com
Portal with a general Web search and many other content services

Ask
http://www.ask.com
General search engine enhanced by a number of specialty searches including a dictionary, thesaurus, currency converter, encyclopedia, maps, news and more

AllTheWeb.com
http://www.alltheweb.com
Returns results quickly from a database gathered by the Yahoo! crawler; offers multimedia and news searches; has a good advanced search interface

AOL Search
http://aolsearch.aol.com (internal)
http://search.aol.com/(external)
Engine that defaults to AND logic and offers an Options template for easy search construction; has an option to view results by popularity; offers a directory based on the Open Directory

HotBot
http://www.hotbot.com
HotBot provides easy access to the web's three major crawler-based search engines: Yahoo, Google and Teoma. It's a fast, easy way to get different web search "opinions" in one place.

AltaVista
http://www.altavista.com
Searches Web sites with advanced Boolean and field search options. See also Babel Fish, the AltaVista translation service.

Gigablast
http://www.gigablast.com
Gigablast has a tiny index of the web. Constantly gaining new and interesting features.

Live Search
http://www.live.com/
Live Search (formerly Windows Live Search) is the name of Microsoft's web search engine, successor to MSN Search, designed to compete with the industry leaders Google and Yahoo.

LookSmart
http://www.looksmart.com
LookSmart is a leader in online advertising and technology, providing premium and performance solutions for advertisers, publishers, and consumers.

Lycos
http://www.lycos.com
General search engine that also offers searches of a few deep Web content sources including people look-up, yellow pages, and multimedia

Netscape Search
http://search.netscape.com
Search engine delivering web results along with One Click access to relevant videos, pictures, local maps, news, stock quotes, and more.

Bing
http://www.bing.com/
Microsoft engine that organizes results into topic categories and offers related search suggestions; multimedia and other deep Web searches are also available. Bing focuses on searches related to making a purchase decision, planning a trip, researching a health condition, and finding a local business.

Exalead
http://www.exalead.com/
Exalead offers concept clustering of results, thumbnail images of retrieved sites, and customization options such as organization of results by file type, geography or modification date.

Dogpile
http://www.dogpile.com/
Search numerous search engines and presented collated results; also presents concept clusters for viewing results organized by keywords or topics.

Clusty
http://clusty.com/
Clusters results from a variety of surface and deep Web sources and organizes them into clusters by topic, site or URL; also offers a variety of customization options, including the creation of a Clusty Cloud.

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