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Metacrawlers and Metasearch Engines

A list of major metacrawlers. Unlike search engines, metacrawlers don't crawl the web themselves to build listings. Instead, they allow searches to be sent to several search engines all at once. A list of major metacrawlers. Unlike search engines, metacrawlers don't crawl the web themselves to build listings. Instead, they allow searches to be sent to several search engines all at once. 0 Comments

Looksmart Acquires Furl.net

Looksmart has thrown its hat into the 'personal web' ring, with the acquisition of Furl.net, a web page clipping and archiving service. Looksmart has thrown its hat into the 'personal web' ring, with the acquisition of Furl.net, a web page clipping and archiving service. 0 Comments

Meet The Crawlers

Representatives of Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and LookSmart offer a inside glimpse of how they operate under the hood. Representatives of Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and LookSmart offer a inside glimpse of how they operate under the hood. 0 Comments

Exploring Search Engine Overlap

Think all search engines provide essentially the same results? Think again. A new comparison tool shows that the major search engines have surprisingly little overlap, even for popular search terms. Think all search engines provide essentially the same results? Think again. A new comparison tool shows that the major search engines have surprisingly little overlap, even for popular search terms. 0 Comments

What's the Best Search Engine?

What's the best search engine? That depends on who (or what) you ask. Here's what the search engines themselves recommend. What's the best search engine? That depends on who (or what) you ask. Here's what the search engines themselves recommend. 0 Comments

Inktomi, Google Win In Recent Relevancy Test

In December, I called for search engines to get beyond the hype of who is biggest or freshest and develop a commonly-accepted means of measuring actual relevancy. Now, the first such third-part test like this in ages has been done. In December, I called for search engines to get beyond the hype of who is biggest or freshest and develop a commonly-accepted means of measuring actual relevancy. Now, the first such third-part test like this in ages has been done. 0 Comments

Help LookSmart Crawl the Web

LookSmart is taking a new approach to discovering web content, offering a free downloadable screensaver program that also crawls the web when your computer is idle LookSmart is taking a new approach to discovering web content, offering a free downloadable screensaver program that also crawls the web when your computer is idle 0 Comments

Help LookSmart Crawl the Web

LookSmart is taking a new approach to discovering web content, offering a free downloadable screensaver program that also crawls the web when your computer is idle. LookSmart is taking a new approach to discovering web content, offering a free downloadable screensaver program that also crawls the web when your computer is idle. 0 Comments

Overture To Buy AltaVista

Overture announced today that it intends to purchase AltaVista in a $140 million cash and stock deal. A look at the implications of the deal. Overture announced today that it intends to purchase AltaVista in a $140 million cash and stock deal. A look at the implications of the deal. 0 Comments

Search Engine Display Chart

Describes how various search engines display search results, such as whether they use meta tags for descriptions. Describes how various search engines display search results, such as whether they use meta tags for descriptions. 0 Comments

LookSmart Revives Wisenut Search Engine

LookSmart has quietly relaunched its Wisenut search engine, bolstering its technology and refreshing its index with a brand new crawl of the web. LookSmart has quietly relaunched its Wisenut search engine, bolstering its technology and refreshing its index with a brand new crawl of the web. 0 Comments

A Meta Search Engine Roundup

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. 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. 0 Comments

Alexa Meets Google

Web navigation company Alexa has launched an intriguing new search engine powered by Google, offering powerful search tools with a number of unique twists. Web navigation company Alexa has launched an intriguing new search engine powered by Google, offering powerful search tools with a number of unique twists. 0 Comments

New "Perfect Page" Report

What are the elements that make up a "perfect" page to rank well with a crawler-based search engine? This is often the holy grail many site owners seek. I've written before about resources and programs that attempt to help you find the perfect page. Now there's a new one, the "Search Engine Ranking" study from Axandra. What are the elements that make up a "perfect" page to rank well with a crawler-based search engine? This is often the holy grail many site owners seek. I've written before about resources and programs that attempt to help you find the perfect page. Now there's a new one, the "Search Engine Ranking" study from Axandra. 0 Comments

And More Google News

It was another busy month for Google, so here's a compilation of stories that cover its new news search service, a new Search Microsoft feature, how the Google Toolbar is being used to solve genetic puzzles and other items. It was another busy month for Google, so here's a compilation of stories that cover its new news search service, a new Search Microsoft feature, how the Google Toolbar is being used to solve genetic puzzles and other items. 0 Comments

LookSmart To Buy WiseNut

LookSmart announced last month its intention to purchase the WiseNut search engine, which it hopes will turn LookSmart into an all-in-one solution for portals, internet service providers and others who need a search solution. LookSmart announced last month its intention to purchase the WiseNut search engine, which it hopes will turn LookSmart into an all-in-one solution for portals, internet service providers and others who need a search solution. 0 Comments