November 11th, 2001, 04:40 PM
Best Search Engine?
Favourite search engines anyone?
My personal favourite is www.google.com
Fast, Effective, Well Designed, Not too cluttered with 'Buy this!' links and stuff... Not over-commercialised, in my opinion.
November 11th, 2001, 04:46 PM
Re: no question about it
Google is the best, handles boolean searches well, no crap like you said, and they run Linux and FreeBSD!!!
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November 11th, 2001, 04:54 PM
Yup. Blindingly fast too... my last search took 0.02 seconds to complete, yielding over 200,000 results!!!
November 11th, 2001, 05:12 PM
if i dont find what i want on google i use webferret
November 11th, 2001, 05:17 PM
google rox!!!!!!!! but the other one that i now use regurlarly for school work is www.c4.com very good!
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November 11th, 2001, 05:53 PM
I used to use IXQuick, it searches top ten stuff. But Google is a lot better, and faster, plus it comes as a default with the Opera browser.
November 11th, 2001, 05:55 PM
Well for the multi-lingual among you I suggest www.alltheweb.com and of course www.google.com
www.altavista.com is ok too.
November 11th, 2001, 06:25 PM
Yep, Google rules. Researchville is also good, it's a meta search engine, and it's possible to get the results of each engine (8) in its own window. It also has got different kind of directories and listings of those & news sites & other things. Worth of checking.
Ask Jeeves also sometimes finds something.
Search Engine Watch is a site dedicated to (surprisingly!) search engines. Tips, listings, resources, reviews.
And finally: Google Directory of search engines.
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November 11th, 2001, 06:49 PM
Not one single Yahoo! person? I feel left out.... bawling
November 11th, 2001, 09:13 PM
Yahoo is *very* slow... and the whole Yahoo site takes forever to actually provide you with anything useful