Search lurch

Main search engine:
· Altavista – fast, advanced, ask – land dir.
· Dogpile – metasearch engine
· Excite – average
· Alltheweb – fast
· Google – ostensibly best
· Pageranking – relevance
· Hotbot – metasearch – bus. & teach
· Looksmart – pay for placement
· Lycos – uses fast as search engine
· Metacrawler – first of metasearch sites – possibly no longer best (Y?)
· Northernlight – research, links to reports and articles
· Yahoo – used google as search engine
· Search engine powered by same database – Netscape’s Open Directory Project – http://www.dmoz.org – powers Google, Lycos & AltaVista, Inktomi used by LookSmart, MSN & HotBot.
· Some pages overlooked as search engines insist user: pay – hv. Sites listed
· Advisable – use metasearch engine, such as queryserver.com or metor.com
· Country – spec. databases : Search Eng. Colossus http://www.searchenginecolossus.com has comprehensive list.

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