Search Engines

Alexa-is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is known for its toolbar and website. Once installed, the toolbar collects data on browsing behavior which is transmitted to the website where it is stored and analyzed and is the basis for the company’s web traffic reporting.

Altavista-is a web search engine owned by Yahoo!. AltaVista was once one of the most popular search engines but its popularity has waned due to the rise of Google.

Alltheweb.com-Search tool owned by Yahoo and using its database, but presenting results differently. Also offers news, picture, video, and audio search.

Ask.com-(or Ask Jeeves in the United Kingdom) is a search engine started in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. The original search engine software was implemented by Gary Chevsky from his own design. Chevsky, Justin Grant, and others built the early AskJeeves.com website around that core engine. Three venture capital firms, Highland Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, and The RODA Group were early investors.[1] Ask.com is currently owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp under the NASDAQ symbol IACI.

Google– the top current Search Engine. If you don’t know Google than you really need to catch up. Stats can be found here.

Bing– There is a description here. Stats can be found here. “A feature called Hover displays a brief summary of each Web page when your cursor is hovering over the right edge of a link, and this can save you from visiting a useless page. As another time-saving feature, to further save searchers from clicking to another page, Bing answers medical queries by featuring information from the Mayo Clinic at the top of the results page. Videos on Bing start playing when you move your cursor over a thumbnail still image from the video, without requiring you to press play or go to a new page; the videos stop when you mouse elsewhere. A query about a company usually returns its customer-service phone number at the top of the results page. Shopping, restaurant reviews and travel are also significantly enhanced by Bing.”

WolframAlpha– the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. Enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms
and a growing collection of data to compute the  answer. Based on a new kind of knowledge-based computing…

Yahoo– stats can be found here.

Baidu Stats are here. (Chinese: ; pinyin: Bǎidù) (NASDAQBIDU) is the leading Chinese search engine for websites, audio files, and images. Baidu offers 57 search and community services including an online collaboratively-built encyclopedia (Baidu Baike), and a searchable keyword-based discussion forum.[2] In October 2008, Baidu ranked 9 th overall in Alexa’s internet rankings.[3] In December 2007 Baidu became the first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index.[4] From wikipedia

Lycos is your source for all the Web has to offer — search, free online games, e-mail, free blogs & websites, videos & movies, news, weather and more

Hotbot-is one of the early Internet search engines and was launched in May 1996 as a service of Wired Magazine. It was launched using a “new links” strategy of marketing, claiming to update its search database more often than its competitors. It also offered free webpage hosting, but only for a short time, and it was taken down without any notice to its users. It was one of the first search engines to offer the ability to search within search results. Though competitive when it was acquired by Lycos in 1998, HotBot has in recent years reduced its scope. Today the website is merely a front end for third-party search engines Yahoo.com, and MSN, as well as Lycos’ own lyGo.com. The site still exists, however it is run by Yahoo! mainly.

People seach engine– find people according to their name, username, etc.

Additional Search engines found here (Wikipedia). Also includes mobile Search Engines.

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