Currently the most used search engine by far. Uses link
popularity and relevancy to help rank results. This also was once, in
my opinion, the best search engine available but in all honesty, nowadays
the results that you get at Yahoo! or MSN Search are just as good, if
not better. Includes cache copy of web pages. Indexes first 101 KB of
a web page.
Keyword Indexes use robot spiders and indexing computers
to build, index, and maintain huge databases containing millions of documents
and billions of words
In addition to the list of categories, Exalead returns thumbnail
images of each Web page. This makes it possible to eliminate many Web
pages because they appear, for instance, to be commercial sites when you
are looking for research papers. Even better, clicking on the page displays
it in a preview pane at the bottom of the screen. That includes previews
of videos, as well.
Searches whatUseek, Yahoo!, AltaVista, Excite, Infoseek,
Hot Bot, and Lycos all from a single search query. Includes box to get
your weather forecast by simply putting in your zip code, city or country.
Metasearch engine that allows you to search in any of 18
languages - even Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Ixquick results are awarded
one star for every search engine that chooses it as one of the ten best
results for your search. So a five star result means that five search
engines agreed on the result.
Subject Directories are databases composed of
documents that are identified by category, title, and a few keywords.
This hierarchical structure reduces the number of irrelevant documents
but contain a relatively small number of Internet documents. Great
Over 100 million U.S. and Canadian white and yellow pages listings,
9 million e-mail addresses, 30 million URLs, and links to over 200 directories.
Most listings are accompanied with a map maker to help you see where your
people or service search results are located. There are also quick links
to popular yellow pages categories.