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List of Search Engines

by Ron Kurtus (revised 12 May 2011)

The most popular way of finding information on the World Wide Web is through the use of search sites. These are web sites that are dedicated to providing a data base of web sites and topics that can be found through the use of their search engines.

Each search engine has its own rules on the best way to find the information for which you are looking. This list is by no means comprehensive. If you have some favorites and corrections, let me know about them. Some compile search from the major engines. These are called meta search sites.

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions.



Major search engines

The major search engines and their worldwide percentages are as follows:

Google

Google is far and away the top website search engine at 82.8%.

Others

Yahoo at 6.4%

Baidu at 4.9% (Chinese language search engine: 62% in China)

Bing at 3.9%

Ask at 0.5%

AOL at 0.4% (Uses Google Engine)

Meta search sites

These sites search the other search engines and compile a summary. Typically it is a compilation of the major engines.

Dogpile: www.dogpile.com

Metacrawler: www.metacrawler.com

Mamma: www.mamma.com

Vivisimo: www.vivisimo.com

SurfWax: www.surfwax.com

IXQuick: www.ixquick.com

Search.com www.search.com

Webcrawler: www.webcrawler.com

Secondary search sites

Among the minor search engines, several had one time been major players. A few are up-and-comers.

LookSmart: www.looksmart.com

Netscape: search.netscape.com ng

Alta Vista: www.altavista.com

Lycos: www.lycos.com ng

Go.com: www.go.com - ng - disney

Summary

Use these search sites to find your information. If you have other suggested sites, let me know about them.


Use all the resources you can


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Web search engine - Wikipedia

List of Search Engines - Top 10 in US

Web Design Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Website Design


Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


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