Search Engine List – list of popular search engines and resource websites
http://www.google.com Google provides the option to find more than web pages. Using on the top of the search box on the Google home page, you can easily seek out images from across the web, discussions that are taking place on Usenet newsgroups, locate news information or perform product searching.
Google is also known for the wide range of features it offers, such as cached links that let you “resurrect” dead pages or see older versions of recently changed ones. It offers excellent spell checking, easy access to dictionary definitions, integration of stock quotes, street maps, telephone numbers and more. See Google’s help page for an entire rundown on some of these features.
The Google Toolbar has also won a popular following for the easy access it provides to Google and its features directly from the Internet Explorer browser.
In addition to Google’s unpaid editorial results, the company also operates its own advertising programs. The cost-per-click AdWords program places ads on Google as well as some of Google’s partners. Similarly, Google is also a provider of unpaid editorial results to some other search engines.
Launched in 1994, Yahoo is the web’s oldest “directory,” a place where human editors organize web sites into categories. In addition to excellent search results, you can use tabs above the search box on the Yahoo home page to seek images, Yellow Page listings or use Yahoo’s excellent shopping search engine. Or visit the Yahoo Search home page, where even more specialized search options are offered.
The Yahoo Directory still survives. You’ll notice “category” links below some of the sites lists in response to a keyword search. When offered, these will take you to a list of web sites that have been reviewed and approved by a human editor. It’s also possible to do a pure search of just the human-compiled Yahoo Directory, which is how the old or “classic” Yahoo used to work.
To do this, search from the Yahoo Directory home page, as opposed to the regular Yahoo.com home page. Then you’ll get both directory category links (“Related Directory Categories”) and “Directory Results,” which are the top web site matches drawn from all categories of the Yahoo Directory. Sites pay a fee to be included in the Yahoo Directory’s commercial listings, though they must meet editor approval before being accepted. Non-commercial content is accepted for free.
Microsoft provides search of the web, news, images and its own encyclopedia, Encarta. Also offers desktop search via a toolbar.
Ask Jeeves initially gained fame in 1998 and 1999 as being the “natural language” search engine that let you search by asking questions and responded with what seemed to be the right answer to everything. In reality, technology wasn’t what made Ask Jeeves perform so well. Behind the scenes, the company at one point had about 100 editors who monitored search logs. They then went out onto the web and located what seemed to be the best sites to match the most popular queries.
http://www.alltheweb.com Powered by Yahoo, you may find AllTheWeb a lighter, more customizable and pleasant “pure search” experience than you get at Yahoo itself. The focus is on web search, but news, picture, video, MP3 and FTP search are also offered.
AOL Search provides users with editorial listings that come Google’s crawler-based index. Indeed, the same search on Google and AOL Search will come up with very similar matches.
HotBot provides easy access to the web’s three major crawler-based search engines: Yahoo, Google and Teoma. Unlike a meta search engine, it cannot blend the results from all of these crawlers together. Nevertheless, it’s a fast, easy way to get different web search “opinions” in one place.
Teoma is a crawler-based search engine owned by Ask Jeeves. It has a smaller index of the web than its rival crawler-competitors Google and Yahoo. However, being large doesn’t make much of a difference when it comes to popular queries, and Teoma’s won praise for its relevancy since it appeared in 2000.
Founded in April 1996, Alexa Internet grew out of a vision of Web navigation that is intelligent and constantly improving with the participation of its users. Want to help? Install the Alexa Toolbar, and tell your friends. The more people use Alexa, the more useful it will be.
Foto Search Stock Photo Search Engine
Foto allows users to search from over fifty top stock photography and image sources all at one site. They can find royalty-free photography, clip art pictures, illustrations, video clips, vector maps, and background clip art imagery. There are over 700,000 images available as well as an “Advanced Search” function