Here's a personalization option I recently noticed on the Exalead home page that allows you to customize its look with shortcut links and preview images (thumbnails) to just about any web page.
+ Click on any of the shortcut boxes "outlined" directly below the Exalead search box.
+ Enter a page title and url
+ Hit the enter key
Now, your favorite sites and/or pages that you frequently visit are directly accessible from the home page.
Exalead is a search engine that launched (beta) in October, is loaded with advanced search features, and will soon have an index containing more than one billion pages. It's definitely one to watch in the new year.