Best Search Engines - Google and the others...
Everyday a new Search Engine (SE) it is brought into existence and another one dies almost at the same time.
This happen mainly because every SE needs to have huge amounts of sites in their database in order to give the best results possible and also to attract lots of traffic to be able to generate profits from their advertisers.
Every time someone search for a specific word or phrase the SE will search on its index database and give what should be the best results for the keyword.
Different search engines give different results and this is why people tend to like those SE which gave them the best results for what they were looking for.
Most popular SEARCH ENGINES
It is irrefutable that Google gets more votes than any other SE but this does not mean it is the best one. For some reason there are people who prefer Yahoo because they feel that the results given are much more related with what they were searching.
There are also those you would say that they rather search on Bing, Ask, Cuil or even on any other SE out there.
I can only say that I use almost all of them depending on what I am looking for. I have 15 different search engines on my Firefox search bar and one time or another I have used each and everyone of them.
There are even those who choose their preferred SE by its capability for fast indexing of their own websites and they will do everything possible to get them indexed and well ranked in order to receive great amounts of traffic.
How it works
Search engines work by storing information about a multiplicity of web pages which they recover from the WideWorldWeb itself. These pages are retrieved by a web crawler (also known as a spider) which is an automated web browser that follows every link it finds.
The content of each page it is then analyzed to determine how it should be indexed (for example: words are extracted from the titles, headings, or special fields called "meta tags").
At this stage SE are helped by the presence of a "site map" file which show every single link on that particular website.
Data about web pages are stored in the index database for use in later queries. It is from this index that the SE will find related sites to the searched keywords and hopefully return the web sites that we were looking for.
List of Search Engines
- AOL Search
- Collarity - Optimized Audience Engagement
- Dogpile Web Search
- GoodSearch - Web search, coupons, discounts & deals for charity!
- Homepage HotBot Web Search
- My Excite
- ODP - Open Directory Project
- Quintura - visual search engine
- The Devilfinder Search Engine - Finding Stuff Since 1979.
- Video Search Engine - Blinkx
Make your choice
Which is your favorite Search Engine?
I usually search for every keyword on several of the available SE to assure I will find the results I really searched for.
And same as lots of people I also tend to agree that Google gives me the best results for the majority of keywords I searched for.