Top 100 search engines…!

Posted on March 5, 2007. Filed under: blogging, search, social networking, web services |

Top 100, I would die even before naming top 10. This is from Read/Write web, and compiled by Charles S. Knight. Its one of my favorite blogs all due to very cool’n’crisp analysis on it.
Here is what list looks like, I dont know most of the names from the list, but would surely have a look of them in times to come.To read complete analysis please visit here. They are going with such list as an monthly post, which I think is too frequent for such an category which does not show major changes as per one month time period is concerned. One more thing to note its not a list of conventional search engines but of alternative search engines. And the difference among two categories is very much same as in medicines and therapies. The search engine that keeps on looking.
Ask Mobile Mobile search engine from
ASK VOX A second talking female user interface.
AnswerBus Ask in English, French, Spanish, German or Italian.
Blabline Podcast / videocast search engine
blinkx Video Search
boing Search the Mobile web Searches for posts related to your keywords.
ChaCha Human Guides are available to aid in your search.
ClipBlast! Video Search
Clusty Clustering search engine
collarity Behavioral personalized search / Collarity Compass
CONGOO Searches for Premium Content
crossEngine Searches Search Engines; formerly mrSAPO
d e c i p h o Behavioral personalized search / Social Meter
Ditto Visual search engine
Dogpile MetaSearch Engine
dumbfind Featuring the Two-Box search method.
exalead Web / Image search with a European flavor
factbites Search Result snippets are complete sentences.
fazzle Search engine that emphasizes Boolean Search
filangy Personalized Search Engine
FIND FORWARD Multi-featured search engine; check this one out!
FindSounds Search for sound effects and musical samples.
FyberSearch Parent site for some interesting new search engines.
GIGABLAST A multi-featured search engine.
girafa Visual search engine – results are thumbnails
gnod Oustanding recommendation search engines
gnosh Metasearch engine
GoLexa “COMPLETE page analysis for each result.”
goshme Beta 3.0 A search engine for search engines. Top 10 pick.
GoYams Metasearch engine where you select the mix.
grokker A multi-featured meta-search engine.
GRUUVE Groovy music recommendation search engine.
hakia “Meaning based” search engine
ICEROCKET Blog search engine
ixquick Metasearch engine
KartOO Visually appealling clustering search engine
Lexxe Natural language processing (NLP) search engine
like Visual shopping engine; see also riya
liveplasma Attractive music / movies clustering / recommendation engine Search for local businesses, products, and services
lurpo Searches for custom Google search engines
mamma metasearch engine
MetaGlossary Searches for definitions, phrases and acronyms.
mnemomap Clustering search engine
Mojeek Customize your own personal search engine.
Mooter Clustering search engine
mrquery Metasearch engine / metasearch providers
MS. DEWEY Unique user interface – enough said.
Omgili Social community search engine
onkosh Arabic / English Search Engine
Pagebull Visual results search engine
pipl People search engine
PlanetSearch Metasearch engine
PolyMeta Metasearch and clustering search engine Metasearch engine
qksearch Multi-featured “3-in-1” multi-search engine
Quintura Clustering search engine with a new interface
Quintura for kids Search engine for kids by Quintura
RedZee Search Engine with nice preview results
retrievr Visual search engine
riya Visual search engine; see also Like
scirus Scientific information only search engine
searchbots Have a little fun, create your own searchbot.
SearchTheWeb2 Search The Popular Head and The Long Tail
sidekiq Multi-category search engine. Very nice.
Slideshow Displays search results as a moving slideshow.
Slifter A mobile shopping search engine.
soople A simplified version of Google’s search options.
Speegle The speeglebot talks to you.
Sphere A blog search engine.
Sproose Social search engine
S R C H R Metasearch engine
SurfWax Meaning-based search engine
Swamii Search engine that keeps on searching for you.
Swoogle Semantic Web search engine Shopping search engine
Trexy Follow “trails” and “trailblazers” with Trexy.
turboscout Metasearch engine
TWERQ Multi-category search engine with tabbed results.
UJIKO A fun interface where you can vote on the results. “Search with many” community metasearch engine. Vote on the search results with emoticons.
WASALive A new member of the list.
Web 2.0 Web 2.0 search engines
WEBBRAIN Clustering “see the web” search engine.
whonu? Deluxe metasearch engine.
WIKIO “Live information from 33981 media and blogs”
Windows Live Mobile Windows Live Mobile search engine
WiseNut Clustering search engine
Yahoo! Mobile Yahoo! Mobile search engine
Yahoo! MINDSET Intention-driven search; commercial versus research
yoono People-rated community web search
yoople Yoople! = Yahoo! + Google + People
yubnub Use command lines to search the web.
ZABASEARCH People and Public Information Search Engine.
zapmeta Metasearch engine
Zippy Search engine for webmasters
ZUULA Multi-category, multi-search engine, with good tabs.

If you want to suggest some more feel free to do so and if they have missed some thing outright then go RWW and mention it to them. Here you can find January’s list.

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Stumble Upon – Keeps you rolling.

Posted on February 13, 2007. Filed under: search, social networking, web services |

This is not a very unique post, and neither it is breaking news. Stumble Upon is already having nearly 2 Million users who are stumbling over new sites daily and are pressing stumble button on stumble upon tool bar which must have become an integral part of their web surfing experience. One thing we all know that normal search engines leaves lots of logical sites which should have been there in search. But public is not a algorithm and thus services like Digg and Stumble Upon are very useful. You just click on a single button and will get a site submitted by a discoverer from a topic of your choice, you also get an option to search another topic. Most often than not you stumble on a very interesting site, and if you are one person who thinks that there is nothing exciting on internet or lazy enough to not to search for your choice of topic on conventional search engines then you must get this for your browser. This small toolbar will sit there at top pretty similar to Google search toolbar. Stumble upon is now also offering video stumbling which they will soon bring up in their toolbar.
I am not sure whether I would write about Powerset or not in near future, but I am sure that I am going to write more about user generated search results.
For now we have Google at the helm of internet search, they are biggest and fastest though by few milliseconds but still they are not perfect. I have one open question which have potential to run few brain mills wild. Should Google buy a user generated search engine and add their results to their conventional search? Bye the way to make your search on Google more intelligent you can go for advanced Google search.

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