Friday, May 16, 2008

List of Website Search Engines | Internet Search Engines

Google, Yahoo or Wikipedia — do not need any introduction because they have earned unquestionable popularity around the globe within a span of few years. These search engines alias the big giants in the territory of internet have exposed the possibility of exchanging information, entertainment, communication and business. None could have thought of even a few years back about the so called revolution in the media industry that these companies have brought in today. Nevertheless there are hundreds of search engines  but only a few too few could have eatched a mark.

Here is a list of internet search engines which have really proved their mettle. Find out what you really need...

Abbreviations — for abbreviations
ABC Search engine — - every search starts with ABC
About — for guidance to reach the desired result
Acronym finder — - for over 750,000 human edited definitions
Ajaxwhois — is for site statistics searches
Alexa — is for finding information on the top 100k sites
AllPlus — - meta search and discovery engine
AlltheWeb - part of the Yahoo family
AltaVista is one of the oldest search engines
Answers is the world's leading Q&A site
AOL Search — is running well now; after the search data scandal
Ask (Jeeves) — has lost it's earlier glory; looking for a new journey
Ask if you want the US/global version
Azoos is known as the yellow search engine
Backtype for realtime conversational search
Beaucoup has been around a while, but not much impressive
Behold for flickr images
Betterwhois gets you accurate information on domains
Blindsearch to compare results of major engines
Blinkx is a video search engine, with 35 million hours of it!
Browsys is a multi search engine
ChaCha other people can help you in search
Collarity for personalised searching across different types of data
Collecta for real time search
CompletePlant for 70k of searchable databases
Country search engines is the list of 4,000 engines for 200+ countries
Definitions is good for thousands of definitions
Deepdyve for deep web searching
Digital Librarian; a librarian's choice of the best of the web
DMOZ for a hierarchical directory, old but still good
Dogpile for multisearch of Google, Yahoo, Ask & Bing (GYAB)
Dooblet finds alternatives for you
Draze to compare Google, Yahoo and Bing
DuckDuckGo is a family safe enginee
BingBong is another social search engine
Entireweb is a freetext search engine
Exalead is an excellent alternative to Google
Excite is there, but does anyone use it any more?
Factbites where results make sense
Factery Labs finds facts on trending subjects
FaganFinder is a collection of search resources
Favitt multisearch with option to add your sites
Fefoo multi search engine with access to 250+ search engines
Findanyfilm available in the UK in any format
FindSounds for sound effects
FinQoo is an underwhelming meta search engine
Freesearch  is a UK based search resource
Galaxy is a directory based search engine
Google doesn't need any words from me
Great PDF search engine - does exactly that - PDF search
healia is a medical search engine
Hotbot is a blast from the past and that's about all
Hunch is a decision engine
iBoogie is a clustering meta search engine
Icerocket has RSS feed options and is an alternative
IllumiRate lights your way through the web. Apparently.
Infomine for scholarly data, and is excellent
Info Service is quirky and very colourful. Odd directory though
Internet Archive to see all those old pages!
Intute for academic resources. First class service
Irazoo search, win gift cards.
Iseek is a clustering search engine;
Ixquick is an excellent metasearch engine
Jux2 compares Google, Yahoo and Bing results. Very useful
KidsClick is websearch for children by librarians
KidRex is another children's safe search engine
Kngine styles itself as a Web 3 semantic web search engine
Letzfind framed multi search engine. Lots of resources
Librarians' Internet Index is a brilliant resource
LocateTV find shows, actors and movies
Lyrics is a great search engine to find those song lyrics.
Lycos is still out there, but getting old and creaky
Macroglossa Visual search engine Upload image, see what it finds
Mahalo for social search, human created information resources
Mamma is the mother of all meta search engines
Melzoo results on the left, fullscreen page on the right pane
MetaCrawler is a meta search engine
Middlespot is a visual search engine
Monstercrawler for a GYAB search
Navisso is a search engine that doesn't push official sites up
Newscred for credible news stories
Nobrandsearch Search 3 engines blindtesting. Which is best?
OAIster for academic material
OmniMedicalSearch is a top notch medical search engine
OneRiot for realtime search
Online Casinos Arranged by location, type, games, reviews etc
Oxysearch is a multi search engine for GYAB and Pixsy
Panabee for comparing results from different search engines
Pepesearch for freetext and directory search. Not impressed for common phrases, casual expressions and idioms
Pinakes is a superb collection of virtual libraries
Pokersites is the premier guide to the best online poker sites
PolyMeta is an intelligent metasearch and clustering engine
Questfinder is a selective web directory for famous and not so famous quotations
Quintura for visual search in a word/tag cloud
Redz for visual search - an arch of webpage thumbnails
References is a good source of reference resources
Re-QUEST is a directory based engine is an excellent search engine for finding words that rhyme, with translation and pronounciation options as well.
Scandoo checks for authority of the results it returns
Scirus for scientific data - great for academic use
Scoopler for real time search
Scour to search socially, see community votes and comments
Searchbug for people and company search in the US
Search is a multi search engine. Not stunned by it
Searchboth lets you compare results for 9 different engines
Searchbots is a 'build your own' resource
Searchdazzle puts 4 engines on one page. Messy!
Searchhippo is another multisearch engine that doesn't excite me
SearchMedia is a UK medical search engine for professionals
Searchthenet is a multisearch engine - 20 engines offered
SearchtheWeb is a directory engine which fails to impress
Select Surf selects the best sites the web has to offer, apparently
Sency for real time, what's happening this moment information
Similar-site finds similar sites to that which you provide
Similarsites finds similar sites to that which you provide finds similar sites to that which you provide
Silobreaker is the #1 news site out there, bar none
Siteslike is a find similar sites engine
SlideFinder searches for Powerpoint presentations
Slider is a full text search engine that searches DMOZ
SmartLinks provides quick links in a directory structure
SnapBird for Twitter searching
Spacetime 3D looks very similar to Redz; visual search engine
Spezify for multisearch visual results
Sproose search and recommend social search engine
Stilltasty is a food date/edibility search engine
Struly is a very neat multi search engine
Surchur for real time search
Sunsteam is a directory engine, now 10 years old
Sweetsearch evaluated sources designed for students
Synonyms net is the webs most comprehensive synonym resource
Technorati for blog search
The Net 1 is a directory engine
Thunderstone is a website catalog, directory based engine
Tinker for real time serach didn't impress me in the slightest
TopSite Find the best 10 top websites for almost any subject
Trooker is a great video search engine resource
Turbo10 used to be a great hidden web engine, now just freetext
Turboscout is an excellent multi search engine
Tweepsearch for Twitter biography searching
Twurdy checks for readability in search results
WebBrain is a human created set of search resources
WebCrawler is a meta engine for GYAB
Webkruz is a visual search engine
Web-Search is a multi search engine that offers 18 resources
WebWorld for quality sites on the web, in a directory style
Whozat is the people search engine
Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine; good but different!
Wozzon is a UK events search engine. Works well
WWW Virtual Library for directory listing of virtual libraries
Xaphoo is a multi search engine but not exciting
Yabigo searches Yahoo, Bing and Google
Yahoo needs no introduction either
Yahoo for kids safe search
Yelbol is a knowledge based (smart) search
Yohogo is a multi search engine, but nothing special
YouTube is for videos, but you knew that already
Zakta is a personalised search engine resource
Zapmeta searches all the major engines
123 people is a UK people search engine

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