Which is your preferred Web Search Engine?

Discussion in 'polls' started by abhi_mittal, Mar 31, 2005.

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Favourite Search Engine

Poll closed Apr 7, 2005.
  1. Google

    82.9%
  2. Yahoo

    8.6%
  3. MSN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. About

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Excite

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Altavista

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Rediff

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Alltheweb

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Others

    8.6%
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  1. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

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    Which one of the following is your favourite search engine on the internet?
     
  2. mirimim

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    I have up to now always used Google, but very recently have had great success with Blinkx. Mim
     
  3. abhi_mittal

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    Google delivers quite a few sponsored results. Thats not asked for, I guess.
     
  4. Hi ;)

    Thanks for the tip... I like it a lot at first impression... Bookmarked it, and will use it
    to cross check my queries with other engines...

    www.ixquick.com seems interesting?! Dunno

    Rgds
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    Having tried them all, I still find that Google gives me the best results. I like the 'Cached results' feature, Google Groups search, the large number of different tools, advanced search operators, and so on.

    Have a look at the Google Guide - http://www.googleguide.com/toc.html It really makes you aware of the power of this search engine.

    That said, I sometimes also use Ixquick Metasearch as an alternative alongside Google. Using alternative search engines, it will often come up with a couple of different results.
     
  6. nadirah

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    Google is one of the best search engines I've used so far. No other search engine beats google. :cool:
     
  7. nadirah

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    Yes, people can just ignore and don't click on those sponsored results.
     
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    I tried AllTheWeb.com for a while but gave in that Google was best. :)
     
  13. TonyKlein

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    In fact, and perhaps surprisingly, IMHO MSN Websearch is really the best of the rest: http://search.msn.com/

    It has greatly improved in recent times, searching an enormous amount of web pages. It;s fast as well.

    Of course you could still go for Ixquick Metasearch: MSN is one of the Search Engines it queries...

    ... and it queries AllTheWeb as well... ;)
     
  14. MikeBCda

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    My favorite doesn't really count, because it's not an engine as such. But Dogpile is a handy multi-engine tool, and you can see the results either as one master list sorted by pertinence, or sorted by search engine.
     
  15. davef

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    I use Copernic Agent which searches the search engines, gives you a summary of results and if any of the links are dead.
     
  16. abhi_mittal

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    Isn't Dogpile related to spyware?
     
  18. Beefcarver

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    I like ask.com ask Jeeves he knows Everything.
     
  19. nadirah

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    If I read that right, nadirah, the problem only exists if you install their toolbar -- and I don't remember ever seeing that option when I went to their site, which is how I've always done searches.
     
  21. Hi;)
    Copernic looks great, but doesn't it spy on users from within their computers? Or does it only use cookie-based search-terms reporting?

    Cheers
     
  22. Firecat

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    I use both Google and Yahoo but Yahoo sometimes gives me better, more relevant results than Google. Give my vote to Yahoo! :D
     
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  24. halcyon

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    As far as search engines for web pages go, there are really only the big three left (in terms of scope, number of pages and proper ranking algorithms):

    MSN
    Yahoo
    Google

    everything else is either a subsidiary of the above, a copy of the above, a meta-search engine or a small growing proof of concept engine with perhaps 1/10 of the coverage of the big ones.

    Of the smaller ones I've occasionally used:

    http://beta.exalead.com/search

    Of the meta engines I also use:

    http://www.clusty.com/
    http://www.kartoo.com/index.php3?langue=en

    But main tools are still the big three.
     
  25. abhi_mittal

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    Guys, try this www.yagoohoogle.com
    Its a marriage of Yahoo! and Google......its damn cool!

    Just check it out...you get simulataneous results from yahoo and google in ONE page!!!!

    Abhishek
     
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