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All-Purpose Search Engines List

A List of All-Purpose Search Engines


Need a general, all-purpose search engine? You've come to the right place. Here is my list of the best all-purpose search engines on the Web.

1. Google

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In the last few years, Google has attained the ranking of the #1 search engine on the Net, and consistently stayed there.

2. Yahoo

Yahoo is a search engine,subject directory, and web portal. Yahoo provides good search results powered by their own search engine database, along with many other Yahoo search options.

3. MSN Search

MSN Search is Microsoft's offering to the search world. Learn about MSN Search: its ease of use, cool search features, and simple advanced search accessibility.

4. AOL Search

Learn why so many people have chosen AOL Search to be their jumping off point when searching the Web. With its ease of use, simple accessibility, and nifty search features, AOL Search has carved itself a unique niche in the search world.

5. Ask

Ask.com is a very popular crawler-based search engine. Some of the reasons that it has stayed so popular with so many people are its ease of use, cool search features (including Smart Answers), and powerful search interface.

6. AlltheWeb

AlltheWeb is a search engine whose results are powered by Yahoo. AlltheWeb has some very advanced search features that make it a good search destination for those looking for pure search.

7. AltaVista

AltaVista has been around in various forms since 1995, and continues to be a viable presence on the Web.

8. Lycos

Lycos has been around for over ten years now (started in September of 1995), and has some interesting search features to offer. Learn more about Lycos Search, Lycos Top 50, Lycos Entertainment, and more.

9. Gigablast

Gigablast is a search engine with some interesting features, good advanced search power, and an excellent user experience.

10. Cuil

Cuil is a slick, minimalist search engine with a magazine look and feel. Cuil claims to have indexed over 121 billion Web pages, so it is quite a large search engine, plus, the search interface returns quite a few related categories and search terms that can potentially launch your search net quite a bit wider.

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