What is your favorite search engine and why?Posted by marie on 9/12/03 at 15:57 (129741)
I like dogpile.com because it covers most of the major search engines like Yahoo and Google. I get several searches done on one subject.
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?Ed Davis, DPM on 9/12/03 at 19:46 (129789)
I have not tried but will.
I like ixquick because it seems to come up with more relevant information.
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?marie on 9/12/03 at 20:26 (129794)
Thanks. I've not heard of that one. I know there are a bunch and would like to broaden my search engine knowledge.
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?marie on 9/12/03 at 20:56 (129796)
:)This is a piece from the offical Israli Government site. It is titled 'Which Came First, Terrorism or Occupation'. I found it using the search engine you listed. I prefer to get information from the horses mouth. I am of course certain that it presents the Israeli point of view.
I didn't paste it because then John would say 'Marie, Marie, Marie' and then I'd say 'John, John, John'.
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?wendyn on 9/12/03 at 22:13 (129806)
I just always use google. Habit. I like the search within results - and I can usually tell if a result is worth looking at.
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?BrianG on 9/13/03 at 08:33 (129828)
Like Wendy, I have used Google for years. It works best for me. I did a little test though, to check out some of the more popular search engines. I typed in 'plantar fasciitis' at the folowing seach engines, and I have a brief note about what I found.
ixquick - 1,360 hits, the 1st few pages were all sponsored links.
yahoo - 30,200 hits, some sponsored links, some not.
askjeeves- no total # of hits, has seperate paid, and non-paid links.
dogpile - 97 hits, many sub groups on left side of home page. A mix of paid, and unpaid liks
google - 47,000 hits, 1st 3 links were sponsored, then a mix of sponsored, and non-sposored links. Heelspurs.com has the first two links !!
For ease, and large number of hits, I'll stay with Google
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?john h on 9/13/03 at 09:53 (129835)
Brain: If you were a smart Mac guy you would have a search device called Sherlock. It has as many search engines in it as you wish and they all search at the same time for what ever you like..
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?marie on 9/13/03 at 10:10 (129838)
My husband finally got tired of hearing me whine about the abuse my Imac took and purchased a new Dell for me. It's not a Mac :( but I am extremely happy with it. I also just got a new laptop PC from my school. I feel like a new computer glutten.
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?Ed Davis, DPM on 9/13/03 at 12:18 (129861)
Interesting stats. One of my pet peeves about search engines is getting back large numbers of irrelevant sites. I wonder if anyone has done a comparative study to look at which search engine does better in terms of finding the more relevant sites?
Re: What is your favorite search engine and why?Ed Davis, DPM on 9/13/03 at 19:14 (129905)
There are also some specialized ones by subject. My favorite one used to be Northern Light but they are now charging a fee for certain searches.