1. Technology

Search Engines

Here's where you'll find web search engine tips, free web search engine information and profiles, commentary on the best web search engines out there, meta search engines resources, and more.
  1. Top Ten Lists (4)
  2. Early Search Engines (18)
  3. Search Engine Cheat Sheets (5)
  4. Blog Search Engines (4)
  5. Job Search Engines (7)
  6. Travel Search Engines (4)
  7. Web Directories (3)
  8. Metasearch Engines (12)
  9. Crawlers, Robots, Spiders (1)
  10. Google (89)
  11. Kid Friendly Search Engines (3)
  12. Search Engine Statistics (8)
  13. Web Search Book Reviews (12)
  14. Web Search Interviews (3)
  15. Yahoo (8)
  16. Image Search Engines (6)
  17. Search Engine Optimization (72)
  18. Alternative Search Engines (21)
  19. Bing (7)
  20. Ask (5)
  21. Top Searches of the Year (7)
  22. Social Search Engines (4)

What is a Search Engine?
Search engines are tools that you can use to search on the Web. Learn the basics of how search engines work to bring you search results.

Ten Search Engine Easter Eggs: Inside Jokes and Hidden Features
The talented developers behind many search engines and websites like to let off a little steam by placing secret "Easter Eggs", hidden features or inside jokes that can only be triggered by certain actions, within the sites that they are programming. Here are ten of the most popular Easter Eggs on the Web.

The Search Engine List
All-purpose search engines, visual search engines, people search engines...you'll find all these and more in this list of search engines, a comprehensive guide to the best search engines on the Web.

How To Find The Best Search Engines on the Web
Pick the best search engines for your searching needs with Search Engines 101, a great way to explore more of your search topic, try a new search engine, and search more of the Web.

Question and Answer Search Engines
If you're looking for a specific topic with a relatively narrow focus, question and answer search engines might just be what you're looking for. These search engines aggregate the vast resources of the Web into strictly defined categories; in other words, they make it extremely easy to find something.

Three Ways to Make Your Own Search Engine
Adding a customized search to your own website is easy.

AOL Search Records and User Privacy
The AOL search records debacle released over 500K private search records on the Web in the name of research. These records were almost instantly taken down again, but not before many mirror sites got a hold of them. Now, what are the lessons we've learned from the AOL search records fiasco? Here are a few I've come up with.

Image Gallery of Search Engine Logos
Most Internet search engines have their own unique logos. Here are all the search engine logos covered in the About Web Search 100 Search Engines in 100 Days mega-feature.

100 Search Engines in 100 Days - Table of Contents
This table of contents contains all the Internet search engines profiled in the 100 Search Engines in 100 Days feature.

A to Z Search Engines and Directories
Search engine and directory news, information, commentary, opinions, profiles, howto's, and analyses.

Search Engine Knowledge Quiz
Test your knowledge of search engines and how they can help you search with this search engine quiz.

Do Search Engines Search The Entire Web?
While search engines can search portions of the Web, and even have large parts of it indexed, are they really able to search the entire Web?

Illegal Search Engines - Do They Really Exist?
Are there really illegal search engines on the Web, or just search engines that unearth illegally obtained content?

The Top Ten Search Engines of 2010
Here are the top ten search engines of 2010, as ranked by relevancy, ease of use, and efficiency of result retrieval.

Twitter Search Engines
Twitter , one of the most popular sites on the Web, doesn't make it too easy to search within the site for what you're looking for. However, you can accomplish this task easily with Twitter-specific search engines. Here are the top five best Twitter search engines that you can use to find people, popular content, lin

RapidShare Search Engines
Rapidshare , one of the largest file hosting sites on the Web, does not offer a public search option to see what other people are uploading. However, you can get around that with Rapidshare search engines. Here are my picks for the top ten Rapidshare search engines; they're all easy to use, offer advanced file hosting sear

Baidu
Baidu is the largest Chinese language search engine in China today. Learn more about Baidu, its origins, its founder, what features Baidu offers, and basic Baidu search options.

Top Ten Niche Search Engines
There are literally hundreds of really great niche search engines on the Internet that focus on specific topics: images, jobs, blogs, etc. Here are my picks for the top ten alternative search engines out there on the Web.

Codase - A Source Code Search Engine - Find Source Code with Codase
Codase is an extremely targeted search engine- it only searches and indexes source code. This is a developer's search engine, for sure.

Free Online Courses
Need some help making your Web searches as efficient as possible? Pick one of the free online courses available at About Web Search and watch your Web search skills improve in no time at all!

The Top Searches of 2010 From Around the Web
Many search engines and Web sites put out a yearly summary of the top searches, trends, and events that affected their particular sites at the end of the year.

Google Search Statistics
Learn more about how you can find and interpret Google search statistics on the Web.

DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo is an intriguing search engine that offers many special search features, including keyboard shortcuts, site search for hundreds of sites, and browser add-ons. Learn more about DuckDuckGo and how you can use it to make your Web searches more efficient.

How Search Engines Rank Web Pages
You type something in, and information comes back. Learn the basics of how this process works.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.