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what others good ones outhere apart from google?


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:32 PM

i would like to know other good search engines for serching on the net other than google. Web, Image etc. something's wrong with google it won't search anything.

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:34 PM

What do you mean excactly? I have been on Google for 2 hours.

There is always Yahoo and MSN.

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:37 PM

MSNsearch has beeen recently improved.

Ask Jeeves has also.
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:46 PM

Izzy, click search on the IE search button (if you are using it, if you don't use IE, look anyway for the names), and then click the customize button on the top, then put a mark in use one search service and click OK. This shows you a list of search engines you may use.

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:58 PM

Give Clusty a try:

http://clusty.com/search?query=

I still rely on Google and Google Scholar, though.

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 02:51 PM

Try Mamma Metasearch. It's a combo of Google & several others.
http://www.mamma.com/
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 09:55 PM

thank you for the suggestions. i wanted to know becuase i like giving different ones a try.

So, what would be the best one overall? (Search Engine)

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:36 AM

I did an non-scientific comparison between Google and several others not too long ago, using some off-the-wall words, as well as some common ones. For the most part, Google returned more instances, and the first links were to more relevant sites than were the others.
Just about any search engine will return lots of data, the problem is always sorting out the wheat from the chaff, the reliable from the empheral.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:01 AM

Excactly. And well put. It all depends on each search term you give any (search) engine. I have had quite a bit if luck with more obscure terms than I sometimes have had with more general terms. Searching can require a lot of patience at times.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 02:57 PM

so to better the results to use "keywords" in a search then?

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 01:04 AM

For the most part, I always use the advanced search options on Google, unless it is just a quick look up of a news item:

http://www.google.com/help/refinesearch.html

What words you put into the search box really depends on the KIND of research you are doing. Sometimes just typing in a question works, like "who is buried in grant's tomb." For a more specialised search, you may want to inlude two or more words for example, Nietzsche Zarathustra translation.

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 05:02 PM

Izzy Check out this thread of Bluie's. :thumbsup:



Google Search Tips
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