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Search Engines are a way of finding things you request on the Internet, or, failing that, finding loads of other things you will get interested in on the Internet.
Another idea is looking things up in alphabetical order * (especially shops!)
Blekko: http://blekko.com - early promising results shown. Blekko might replace Google, if Google continues to get worse! See More about Blekko here.
BING: www.bing.com - not to be confused with bingo nor the fellow who sings White Christmas!
YAHOO! www.yahoo.com - now forgiven and updated - see Yahoo. Previously they had fallen out of favour because of Yahoo Problems but that's in the past.
GOOGLE: www.google.com also see this review: Google here
Duck Duck Go: www.duckduckgo.com and www.duck.co - also see about Duck Duck Go here.
YaCy: www.YaCy.net - fully decentralised!
Flat share search engine House Pals
ALTAVISTA: Altavista IMPROVED review (site reference: www.altavista.com)
LYCOS: www.lycos.co.uk (also see Lycos affiliate page)
WWW.37.COM: www.37.com ("searches thirty-seven other search engines")
NORTHERN LIGHT: www.northernlight.com
HENOO: Travel Search Engine
C4 TOTAL SEARCH: www.c4.com - gone?
ASK JEEVES: www.ask.com ()
ASTALAVISTA: www.astalavista.com ("underground search engine")
GOOGLE LINUX: www.google.com/linux
ALEXA: www.alexa.com - also see Zyra at Alexa ... and now there's something similar at Quantcast
Yandex: Yandex.ru and www.yandex.com
All 4 One MetaSearch! ("combining the power of all the worlds best search engines into one") - http://all4one.searchallinone.com/ (gone)
FocusLook - URL?www.search-results.com
WalHello - was http://www.walhello.com/
A few found at i need hits ...
www.burf.com - appears to be cybersquatted
www.subjex.net - that is no longer a search engine apparently
Scrub the Web
http://www.aesop.com or www.exactseek.com
Active Search Results
http://freeemail123.net - appears to have been lost to cybersquatters
http://igwanna.com - Igwanna seems to have gone. However we still have an iguana here!
( http://www.searchengine.com )
( http://www.findonce.co.uk )
UKWIZZ: www.ukwizz.co.uk - gone - or www.ukwizz.com
MS SEARCH: http://beta.search.msn.com/
e-SiteSecrets - URL - and, is it actually a search engine
MEGASPIDER: www.megaspider.com <- caution! Previously loads of "make this your homepage" instances. Be careful! See HOW TO RECLAIM YOUR HOMEPAGE
OINGO: www.oingo.com - taken over by http://www.appliedsemantics.com/ and then taken over by Google
FAST Search: www.alltheweb.com
DIRECT HIT: www.directhit.com (gone?!)
Netscape Search: http://search.netscape.com
Looksmart: www.looksmart.co.uk (gone?!)
Freesearch: www.freesearch.co.uk (gone?!)
411web: www.411web.com - vertical portals
MSN: Microsoft www.msn.com
MATILDA: - making sure of URL
CLUB-EUROPA SEARCH ENGINE: http://188.8.131.52:555/ (broken link for many months) <= See special note
ASK THE WABBIT: www.wabbit.co.uk
VALID SEARCH: www.validsearch.com
www.lukol.com - gone?
www.overture.com was goto.com - now taken over by Yahoo
e-Anvil.com (Gone - was http://www.e-anvil.com )
WoYaa! African search engine - was http://www.woyaa.com
MetaSearchAt - gone - was http://metasearchat.com/
Also trying to figure out how to put links in to:
Ah-Ha.com and eFamily.com
Search2 (awin 265)
AllRefer - reference directory
LinkNZ - New Zealand Search Engine - was www.linknz.co.nz - please tell us if this returns!
Special-purpose search engines:
BibliOz and BiblioQuest: search engines for books
FIND SOUNDS: www.findsounds.com
FIND BATTERIES: MDS
FIND FLIGHTS/HOLIDAYS/VACATIONS: Opodo
The 3 Click LIVE Flight Search: Airfares Basement
Book Search Engine: Amazon
FIND A TUNE: http://name-this-tune.com
A Lot of Organics.co.uk - the UK Organics search engine.
AGRICULTURAL SEARCH ENGINE: - was http://agricultureinformation.com/cgi-bin/dir/search
Submit your website to search engines HERE
Having trouble with search engines? Here's the problems explored more in Problems with Search Engines ! For an illustrative example see The Mystery of Stamp Demon
Another problem with some search engines is the mistaken time-based bias versus pages. What should happen is that the older a page is, the more favourably it should be is considered in searches. What actually happens is the opposite; there is an ageist prejudice against pages which are older than 1 year. A bias in favour of temporary stuff is not going to favour anything except news. For news, yes there is an excuse. For knowledge, no, the bias makes nonsense.
Trying to find a person somewhere in the world? Good luck on the search engines, and remember that there is a knack to using search engines which isn't obvious. But if you need to find someone and you aren't getting anywhere with this, how about trying People-Finder?
A while ago there was Gobango but that has now gone! You used to be able to make yourself look like a search engine! See How to create your own DIY Search-Box
How to Run a Search Engine
How to Find Stuff * Useful