Search Engine List

November 22, 2009

A happy quack to the reader who sent me a link to this list of more than 200 search engines. We maintain our own list here at the goose pond, but we want to give our two or three readers a chance to see the kaleidoscope of choices available with a mouse click. A few on this list stirred fond memories of past eras of search; for example, Excite and its famous index updating quirks and the marketing unfriendly Dieselpoint ecommerce system. We noted three that were a bit of a surprise to us; to wit:

  • Fast Search & Transfer identified as a company that was formerly Convera. I bet that’s surprise to the liquidated Convera investors, the Norwegian police team investigating. I think the info in the list’s description is off kilter.
  • Rollyo. I had not thought about this semi-custom search engine service.
  • And Accoona. I recall a bit of a dust up between this company and some constituents. According to the Search Engine List, Accoona is alive and well as part of Masterseek B2B.

There’s more, and I will leave the exploration to you.

Stephen Arnold, November 22, 2009

Oyez, oyez, Library of Congress. I was not paid to write this short article about the Search Engine List. If I had any money, I would hire one of my researchers to lend this site a helping hand.


2 Responses to “Search Engine List”

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  2. Demian on January 25th, 2011 6:21 am

    As one of your two or three reader I find it interesting to browse through this kaleidoscope! Indeed there is much to discover beyong Google and Bing. Personaly I use for looking for and downloading of files. In general I believe that files-search engines are underated and actually quite important.

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