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Select website links to 6 MetaSearch Tools--powerful and easy to use information programs sourcing multiple search engines and directories. Access results with dialog boxes right on this page. Decide before you click with these high quality Text & Graphic links. The text which accompanies the graphic links ("in italics between quotes"), as well as the graphics themselves, are taken without change from the linked websites. [Fourpeaks connecting words & comments are in brackets.] CLICK & GO! (On this page.) WindSeek Metasearch. The new lightning fast meta-search engine. Mamma: Mother of All Search Engines. Metaeureka (it's Dutch) works as good or better than C4 which (?) closed shop (Note: Mar 11, 2004). Debriefing is very fast and seemingly potent (it's French). Rene Belso's Search Engine Index. (All you ever wanted to know about Search Engines.) A Full Page of the Major Search Engines. More (Select) Link Pages!
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A History of Hard Work Entireweb, was inspired by the creation of big ideas from a team of youngsters in Halmstad, Sweden back in 1999. Entireweb was launched during the spring of 2000 as a beta-platform for its new technology and the rest is history and has led to Entireweb's success.
4C Software (Metaeureka.com) " is a software company based in The Netherlands, Europe. We began in 1997 as an independent company, specializing in developing windows application platforms and specialized internet applications. If you have any questions or comments you can contact us at webmaster @ metaeureka.com. " [Metaeureka (it's Dutch) works as good or better than C4 which (?) closed shop.] C4 has made searching as easy as talking. C4 has made searching as easy as talking. Just type in for example: What is the lifespan of an African Elephant? and click the search button. The most relevant results on the Internet are on their way to you. Of course you can step back in time and still do your searches the old fashioned way. But why? Just ask C4 and see for yourself. [Rene Belso's C4 evaluation: Meta for AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, Google, Kanoodle, InfoSeek, Lycos, Magellan, GoTo, Snap.com, WebCrawler, Yahoo, FindWhat. Great layout. Has a set of categories (Web, Health, Kids, News, Finance, Career, MP3, Sports) to which you may limit your search. However, it seems to return very bad results and has a tendency to - at random - prefer results from the one engine that is "at hand" (faster ?), thus not really integrating results from all.]
Debriefing "is a meta search engine that uses altavista, infoseek, excite, yahoo and hotbot to display a sorted list of relevant search results and help you find MP3, music, files, free stuff to download." [Rene Belso's evaluation: Meta: AltaVista, Yahoo, Infoseek, Excite, Webcrawler, Lycos and Hotbot. Undocumented and not customisable. But, very fast and seemingly potent (it's French). Result is 10 hits at a time, each two lines (title, engine and url-address).]
Rene Belso's Search Engine Index. [Webpage http://www.rene.belso.dk/ Not Available/Under Construction Apr '04. All you ever wanted to know about Search Engines and how to use them--and maybe a bit more!] "This web-page is, in part, a guide to search engines. Search engines, are computer programmes that, given search criteria's, search databases (indexes) for web pages, ranks them and presents them in a uniform list. They can basically be divided into four categories: (Normal) search engines; Subject directories; Meta search engines; Meta-meta Search Engines and All-in-one search utilities. Often, a given search engine is in fact a "hybrid" of these categories. However, it is important to understand how search engines work and how they differ, to be able to find what you are looking for.
Search Egines (Normal): These include AltaVista, Google, Infoseek and thousands more. They all supply you with web-pages ("hits") in responses to your query based in four factors: Index size, index quality, query language and index ranking.
Directories (or catalogues) [like Yahoo] are just like search engines except they put each web-page into a category (science, sport hobbies etc.). This can be useful if your are just looking for what exits within a specific subject field. You may e.g. first look for " hobbies", then "pets", "fish" and finally "pariah" - thus finding all pages (that are indexed in that directory) about pariah fish. Finally, you may search within this directory for "Cuba" or "Cuban" pariah fish. Though very few people search for information by, say, starting at "A" in an encyclopedia, and then reading until they find what they are looking for, it is useful to be able to "see what there is" in some (not too big) sub-category.
Meta Search Engines: [like Mamma] A meta search engine is an engine that searches several normal search engines (like AltaVista, Google, Infoseek, etc.) and then compiles there results in some (often dubious) way into one holistic result. The meta search engines have the very big advantage of covering almost all web-pages, as opposed to normal search engines, which only cover the pages that are index at there own site. Meta search engines have the disadvantage of not being able to offer advanced query languages and filter techniques, since these can not be translated into something understandable to all the queried underlying engines at the same time. However, some meta search engines do attempt this by translating the query into each search engines own syntax.
All-in-one & Meta-meta Search Engines: [like CleverSearch] Unlike meta search engines, all-in-one search pages do not send your query to many search engines at the same time. Instead, they generally list a wide-variety of search engines and pages. In my opinion they are only good as a list of search engines - somewhat like this page !"
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