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MrSapo.com - All In One Search Engine Meta-Interface
MrSapo.com is a search engine meta-interface that allows the user to search many different search engines all at the same place. Read my profile of MrSapo and see how it might work for you.
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.
What is a subject, or Web directory? Is it different than a search engine? Learn what a Web directory is and isn't.
AOL's Top Searches of 2008
AOL has released their results for the top searches of 2008, with literally millions of searches compiled into one handy compilation of data.
Ask.com's Top Searches of 2008
At the end of every year, Ask.com compiles a giant report of all the top searches sorted by category. This list is aggregated result of millions of Ask.com searches - and it's an interesting way to look back on the year and see what events, topics, and people we were interested in the year 2008.
The Open Directory
The Open Directory is a human-edited community of links. Learn more about searching with the Open Directory.
Daypop, a Current Events Search Engine
Daypop is a current events search engine. Daypop crawls sites that are updated frequently in order to bring searchers the latest news; included in Daypop's index are newspapers, blogs, online magazines-any site that is updated on a regular basis will make it into Daypop's index. You can use Daypop to search a small slice of the Web for news and information.
LjSeek.com, a LiveJournal Search Engine
LjSeek.com is a search engine dedicated to only sifting through the LiveJournal blogging community. If you're a dedicated LiveJournal user or just looking for information, you'll find that LjSeek comes in handy.
Find Links with TalkDigger
TalkDigger is a search engine that finds what links are talking about links. Make sense? Well, in a nutshell, TalkDigger lets you enter in a URL, and then goes out and finds what sites (from a variety of different search engines) are linking to it. It's a conversation search engine.
Oodle, a Free Classified Ads Search Engine
Oodle is a search engine dedicated solely to scouring the Web for classified ads - auto classifieds, pet classifieds, loofah classifieds (it could happen), from 76 different metro areas and 197 colleges at the time of this writing. It's easy to use, and results are relevant and plentiful.
Droogle - a Drink Recipe Search Engine
Droogle is a drink recipe search engine - yes, that's right; all Droogle focuses on are alcoholic drink recipes, mixed drink recipes, holiday drinks, and a ton more fun drink recipe stuff. It's a great way to look up drink recipes quickly and easily.
Opinmind, a Blog Search Engine
Opinmind is a unique kind of blog search engine. It not only searches blogs, but it searches those blogs for opinions expressed on whatever subject you might be looking for.
Healthline - A Medical Search Engine
Healthline is a medical information search engine. Healthline is solely dedicated to finding medical information online, and it offers medically filtered results developed by trained medical personnel. It's really an excellent tool for finding all kinds of medical information.
Snap - A New Kind of Search Engine
Snap is a new kind of search engine; it not only goes out and retrieves results for you, but the more people use it, the smarter it gets.
Technorati, a Blog Search Engine
Technorati is a real-time search engine dedicated to the blogosphere. It only searches through blogs to find exactly what you're looking for. At the time of this writing, Technorati was tracking over 22 million sites and over a billion links, a mind-boggling amount.
Find Message Boards with BoardTracker
BoardTracker is a search engine dedicated to only sifting through forums and online message boards. It's a highly targeted search engine and brought back relatively good results.
Niche Search Engines
Find out more about niche search engines, search engines that take one topic and explore it thoroughly.
WiseNut is a no-frills general search engine owned by LookSmart. WiseNut offers a good, solid general search experience; they don't have a lot in the way of fancy-shmancy search stuff, but what they do have seems to be relatively well-done.
Profile of Internet Search Engine PreviewSeek
PreviewSeek is a pretty solid search engine that offers quite a few search usability features, such as search clustering, Web site previews, and search refinements. However, I found that PreviewSeek has some definite issues it needs to work on.
Codase - A Source Code Search Engine
Codase is an extremely targeted search engine- it only searches and indexes source code. This is a developer's search engine, for sure.
Exalead is a good general purpose search engine, with lots of interesting features such as a personalized home page, filetype search, and individual site thumbnails available in search results.
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