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A Meta Search Engine Roundup

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Completing our roundup of meta search engines, this list focuses on services that are competent and in many cases worthy of a look, but don't meet all of our evaluation criteria.

See yesterday's SearchDay for more information on how we evaluate meta search engines for review.

Other Meta Search Engines

1Blink
http://www.1blink.com
Metasearch against several major search engines or within subject categories.

C4
http://www.c4.com
C4 allows meta searching against several major search engines.

EZ2WWW
http://www.ez2www.com/
This meta search engine provides results from AllTheWeb, AltaVista, Google, Open Directory, Teoma, Wisenut and Yahoo. Advanced search offers access to more than 1,000 specialized resources, searchable by category.

Gimenei
http://gimenei.com/
Gimenei queries an undisclosed number of search engines and removes duplicates from results. Its most useful feature is an advanced search form that allows you to limit your search to a specific country.

IcySpicy
http://www.icyspicy.com/
IcySpicy is both a meta search engine offering results from Google, Overture, MSN, WiseNut, FindWhat, etc., and a collection of useful directory links and search forms for package tracking, movie locations, and so on.

Metaeurreka
http://www.metaeureka.com
Queries AltaVista, AOL, Open Directory, Excite, HotBot, AllTheWeb, FindWhat, MSN, Teoma, Yahoo and 7search. Results also offer useful links to "site info" and "Alexa info" which appear in popup windows.

Moonmist
http://www.moonmist.info/index.asp
Moonmist allows you to do a general or country specific meta search. Results include links to site info and a link to the Wayback machine's archived copies of the underlying result page.

Searchy.co.uk
http://www.Searchy.co.uk
Searches 15 U.K. engines. The advanced search form allows you to change the order that results are presented, either by speed or manually to suit your own preferences.

TeRespondo
http://sl.terespondo.com
Spanish metacrawler that searches on the more popular search engines. Motor de busqueda que busca tu consulta en los buscadores mas populares en espanol.

Turbo10
http://turbo10.com/
Turbo10 is a metasearch Engine accesses both traditional web search engines and some invisible web databases, with a very speedy interface.

Watson for the Macintosh
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/watson.html
Watson is a "Swiss Army Knife" with nineteen interfaces to web content and services -- an improvement on Sherlock, with nearly twice as many tools, including Google Searching.

Widow Meta Search
http://www.widow.com
Easy to choose exactly which search engines you wish to query, and the same listings found at multiple search engines are combined together.

SearchIQ: Meta Search Reviews
http://www.zdnet.com/searchiq/directory/multi.html
Not a meta search engine but instead reviews of meta search engines.

A Meta Search Engine Roundup
SearchDay, September 18, 2002
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/02/sd0918-meta1.html
Meta search engines look pretty much the same up front, but their approach to presenting results varies widely. Here's a list of Search Engine Watch's pick of the best and most popular metas for searching the web. Includes our evaluation criteria for selecting meta search engines to review.

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