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Best search engine?


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Poll: Who has the best seach engine? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Who has the best seach engine?

  1. Yahoo (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. Dogpile (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Ask Jeeves (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Google (9 votes [81.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

  5. Lycos (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. MSN Search (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  7. AOL Search (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Mamma (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 rdf8585

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:12 PM

Tons of search sites out there, but which one reigns supreme?

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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:38 PM

Well I say Google! Since yahoo and MSN just got theres up there a bit behind. But not much im afraid.

I like google better! Go google! I am used to google too!

Just my opinion.....

#3 jgweed

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:46 PM

Google generally returns more results than the others, hence less chance of missing something; in many cases, the first returns are more relevant, as well. Google Scholar is also useful as a specialised tool that the others do not have. I have also used Clusty, but the clustering is often primitive.
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The "best" I suppose is the one that you feel most comfortable using, since almost all of them give similar results. The important thing is that one understands how to use them effectively and can evaluate the sources.
JGW

Edited by jgweed, 06 February 2005 - 05:40 PM.

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#4 paperghost

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:25 AM

google and yahoo, though i cant say im too impressed with their whole "lets censor results in Asia" thing.

MSN search looks interesting though - its pulled up some results diferent from the usual stuff for me already.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 05:21 PM

I would have said Google, but the MSN Search has really surprised me. It's pretty solid, all in all. Add the MSN Toolbar w/ MSN Search in it onto IE 6 and it's not so bad. Blends in flawlessly.

Dogpile supposedly is Yahoo, Google, and Ask Jeeves rolled into one but the jury is still out on them.

Edited by rdf8585, 06 February 2005 - 05:22 PM.





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