How Excite Works

The Excite search engine ceased to exist in December 2001. Search results at Excite now come from Overture. Thus, if you'd like to appear at Excite, you need to be listed with Overture. The How Overture (GoTo) Works page explains this in more detail. The article immediately below also describes how Excite directory results are produced. Past articles about the old Excite search engine are also listed below.

Past Articles

About the author

Danny Sullivan was the founder and editor of Search Engine Watch from June 1997 until November 2006.

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