56kb.com More Search Engine Comments:
|Name||Description ( indicates preference)|
|AOLAnywhere||Search engine and directory from AOL. Used to
be NetFind. Features regional search. Fast.
|AltaVista||An all-time great, superfast. Has news service
from ABC; a translation service and incorporates Looksmart
|Ask Jeeves||Make queries using plain English. "Uses
sophisticated natural language processing to understand and match users'
questions to an extensive knowledge base." Often throws up links
you'd never thought of looking for. Has been licensed by many other
|BigBook||North American yellow pages.|
|Cyber411||Fast meta-searcher, returning comprehensive results from various other search engines|
|EiNet Galaxy||Categorised search
|Eureka||A common interface to a collection of the best search engines. Also contains description about each of the featured search engines|
|EuroPages||European business directory listing|
|Excite||Searches based on concepts and keywords with
very useful 'more of this' feature. Good for exploratory
searches. Now has a UK site. Seems
that it has also merged with/taken over the old Magellan
|Global Online Directory||Another UK based categorised Web site searcher|
|Go.com||Formerly INFOSEEK. Search categories include
news, education, business, etc.
|Good fast search engine
|GoTo.com||Fast searcher (formerly the World Wide Web
|HotBot||Searches the entire Web, if a site is
registered, then it will be found. Fast and comprehensive once connected.
|Looksmart||A directory service, also integrated into AltaVista
from Readers Digest. Has UK site.
|Lycos||Another favourite with loads of indexed pages,
including a directory of popular sites.
|Mamma||A meta-search engine that sends queries to a
number of search engines then organises the responses and presents them
according to relevance and source. Quite good.
|Mirago||Launched in 1999, this is a search engine with
a bias towards UK content (about time!). Easy to use, very quick and has a
number of unique search options.
Gets at least
|Nerd World||Categorised search, not bad.
|Northern Light||A neat search engine that places your search
results into folders to let you quickly home in on your criteria. A bit
|Open Directory Project||It's goal is to "goal is to produce the
most comprehensive directory of the web, by relying on a vast army of
volunteer editors". Replaces NewHoo.
|OpenText||Often throws up links that others miss.
|Planet Search||Seems good, haven't used it in anger yet. For
|Profusion||A meta-searcher, simultaneously searches and
returns results from 9 internet search engines. Users can choose which
search engines to used, including things like "fastest";
|SavvySearch||Another meta-searcher, simultaneously searches
and returns results from several internet search engines. Tells you which
engine returned a result. Part of cnet.com. Quite good.
|Search.COM||A meta-search engine plus directory. Searches
can be directed to "true" search engines or to
"directories" and can be customised according to country. Can be
confusing to first time user.
|Scoot||Directory of businesses in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and France. Much like yellow pages.|
|SearchFound||Another good, no frills search engine, which
returns quite relevant results.
(thanks to Fozia for telling me about this resource)
|Snap||A directory service, which can be personalised
by users. It has a "speed" feature that presents more
information to users with high speed internet connections. Strangely, all
the UK stuff is listed under England!?!
|Starting Point||A meta-search engine|
|The European Directory||Searches European Internet sites, including those in the UK|
|The Informant||A search tool with a difference. You enter
your search criteria, and web sites you want to monitor and it sends the
results to you via email. Uses AltaVista,
and Lycos although you can only specify
one engine per search criterion. A neat
|The Nell Register||A search engine for locating products and company info.|
|The Ultimate Homepage Index||Another meta-search system, that submits your queries to 11 search engines including Usenet News sites. But its up to you to go into each of the respective search sites to view the results. Saves time going to each one, but consolidation of results would be nice.|
|Thunderstone||A site catalog, with generating results quite quickly. Catagorises sites instead of pages. However, it seems limited at the moment (still experimental Aug. 98) and results seem to return mainly commercial sites.|
|UK Directory||Directory search engine for locating UK based resources and companies|
|UK Index||As name implies, only indexes UK sites, can be slow|
|USA Today||News, arts, entertainment, etc. in the USA|
|WebCrawler||A comprehensive categorised search facility.
Replaces the old EuroFerret. Quite fast and comprehensive.
|What-U-Seek||Claims to support "natural language" queries, but turns up all kinds of weird results. Seem to rely heavily on Yahoo directories.|
|Yahoo||The classic with categorised sites, one of the first and most extensive. Very popular, so can be slow. Use the Yahoo's UK and Ireland site to search for local information.|
|Yell||BT's Yellow Pages online (slow for a UK based service … too popular??)|
|Yellow Web||Another categorised search of European Web sites|