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Top 10 Alternative Search Engines December 18, 2005

Posted by Ced in Online, Search, Services.

Lifehacker posts its Top Ten Alternative Search Engines.

Next to email, search is Internet users’ primary activity. But most people don’t realize that there’s a LOT more search engines out there than just the Big Four: Google, Yahoo, AOL, or MSN. [Lifehacker]

Listed are:

  1. Clusty – metasearch engine;
  2. Indeed – job search engine;
  3. Isohunt – Bit Torrent search engine;
  4. FoodieView – recipe search engine;
  5. Ditto – free image search engine;
  6. Healthline – medical information search engine;
  7. FirstGov – an absolutely mammoth search engine/portal that gives the searcher direct access to searchable information from the United States government, state governments, and local governments;
  8. AuctionMapper – search engine that focuses only on eBay listings;
  9. Daypop – current events/blogosphere search engine;
  10. Blinkx – search engine that allows you to search for audio, video, and podcasts using not only keywords and phrases, but also content in the actual clips that you’re looking for.

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