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Gaggles of Googles

Google news, too!?

Desktop Google - Discontinued

Froogle Google - Find anything for sale on the Web -

Google - Basic Google - like shopping in the supermarket's generic isle -

Google Alert - Google Alert is the web's leading automated search and web intelligence solution. It lets you stay ahead of new information by running daily personalized Google searches for you and emailing you any new results that appear. Many people use Google Alert to keep track of what the web is saying about them, their interests, or projects they are involved in.

Google Alert tracks new content across the entire web by monitoring billions of web pages indexed by Google on a regular basis. This gives it far greater reach and breadth than news alert services that are limited to tracking only news sites. -

Google Answers - Discontinued

Google Business Directory - (Same As Google Maps)

Google Catalogs - Discontinued

Google Toolbar - Allows your computer, when idle, to work on complex problems being resolved at Stanford University -

Google Directory - Discontinued

Google Earth - "Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips." -

Google Images - Visit the search engine's isle for image searches -

Google Groups - Discontinued

Google Language Tools - Search by language or by languages in 85 countries in this special isle -

Google Maps - Mobile Edition - Also see version of the popular game Risk formated using Google Maps in a virtual game board mode.

Google News - Today's news sorted by categories -

Google Sketchup - Google SketchUp is software that can create, modify and share 3D models. It's easier to learn than other 3D modeling programs. SketchUp is designed with simplified toolset, guided drawing system, and clean look-and-feel to get projects done as efficiently as possible while having fun doing it. (Check note on site for Vista users.) -

Google Searches - Special search by U.S. Government / Linux / BSD / Apple / Microsoft -

Google Talk - Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world. Google Talk is in beta mode as of 8/05 and will require a Gmail username and password. -

Googles University Web Home Page - Discontinued

Google Web APIs - Web developers are encouraged to develop their own apps -

Google Wireless - Learn how to access Google from your wireless hand device -


Other Search Engines

Great Meta-Search engine.

About - The About network consists of hundreds of Guide sites neatly organized into 23 channels. The sites cover more than 50,000 subjects with over 1 million links to the best resources on the Net and the fastest-growing archive of high quality original content. Topics range from pregnancy to cars, palm pilots to painting, weight loss to video game strategies. About says no one has greater depth and breadth.. (You old Web searchers - remember the former "Mining Company?" This is it) -

AlltheWeb - AlltheWeb claims . . . to be one of the largest and freshest indices with the most powerful search features that allow anyone to find anything faster than with any other search engine. (A Yahoo Brand.) -

AltaVista - (Owned by Yahoo) - The largest collection of family history records on the Web. - - A leading search engine on the Web, combines world-class search technology with one-of-a-kind search tools to help people get what they are looking for faster. - - An amazing search engine! Just type in the business name and the city you want to find it in, and the online map pops up with location pins. We tried Blockbuster in Asheville, NC. It gave us stores from Johnson City, through Asheville, and down in northern South Carolina. -

bing - Search engine from the folks who can afford it, Microsoft. Microsoft in its ads claim bing does more than search, it informs. There is no About Us, so good luck when you "bing." -

Bananaslug - BananaSlug was designed to promote serendipitous surfing: finding the unexpected in the 4,285,199,774 web pages indexed by Google. Directed Google searches return pages most relevant to your search term, based on the pages' popularity on the Web. You may never see some of the pages way down the list that are relevant or interesting, but off the beaten path. So Bananaslug gives you a little boost. They "seed" your search with another word, chosen at random, and this accidental encounter results in pages you may have overlooked. -

CapeMail - Discontinued

DirectHit -DirectHit keyword search includes the proprietary Related Search feature that enhances search discovery in all modes. DirectHit also provides a focused Shopping search experience that helps users to find the best pricing on popular items, and also to locate those difficult to find products. -

Dogpile - Save time with this meta-search engine that searches other search engines -

Excite - Excite not only searches sites but provides actual website reviews posted by journalists. Excite also covers Newsgroups including the classified section of ads. Here you can find jobs and other related information. When you find an exact match on Excite, Excite allows you to Query-by-Example--that is find other sites similar to the one that was just downloaded to your computer.

Find -What makes Find different is that we’ve reversed the search. Our tools are made to deeply understand things like your shopping habits, travel destinations, interests and favorite eateries. And like typical search sites we have shopping, travel, venues, etc. But we’re very different from most of these sites because we don't actually sell products, hotel rooms, or anything else. -

Find Articles - is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals -

Flipdog - (not to be confused with and their "Go Fetch.".) takes search engines to new heights providing you e-mails on new jobs that have been published to their site that match up to three of your resume configurations. They also allow you to create several resumes along with a cover letter. When you apply for a position, your main resume and the cover letter copy come up, allowing you to edit them for the position you are applying for, and then send them. Of course, networking still beats everything.

Gigablast - Serving close to ten-million queries per day, Gigablast is the leading clean-energy search engine. 90% of its power usage comes from wind energy. - - Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) provides centralized strategic leadership, business execution support and a world-class technology platform for all of the Internet properties of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC). -

Go2Net - (Owned by Dogpile)

Google - See Google Category above.

Hotbot - HotBot will allow you to search not only on words but on phrases. In addition, it allows you to refine your search using a modify button, indicating that the search MUST, SHOULD or MUST NOT contain certain terms. Hotbots's search is also sensitive to updated sites--allowing searches to eliminate sites that have not changed over a certain period of time. -

Idealab - Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed us to test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies, attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to market. - See more at: . -

Info - "The leading search engines have only 5% overlap in their top results! We combine results from many of them which result in a more comprehensive search experience. Each engine only indexes parts of what's available, and their indexes are updated at different frequencies... our results are always drawn from a source larger and more current than any single search engine index. . -

Ixquick - Ixquick search results are more comprehensive and more accurate than other search engines. Ixquick's unique capabilities include an Advanced Search, a global search and power refinement.

Find phone numbers and addresses worldwide with Ixquick's International Phone Directory, or search through 18 million hours of video fun with Ixquick's Video search.

When you search with Ixquick search engine, you are searching many popular search engines simultaneously and anonymously. Combined, these engines cover more of the Internet than any one search engine alone. -

Kosmix - Kosmix filters social media to connect you to content that interests you. We scour the Web to identify interesting social media content, and then we organize it by topic across our three sites, Kosmix, Righthealth, and tweetbeat. -

KwMap - " runs on a multi-gigabyte database of keyword inter-relations. You can search all common concepts and you will be presented with related keywords (eg. 'car' -> 'wind shiled', 'formula 1', 'bmw') and keyword variations (eg. 'car' -> 'car parts', 'car insurance', 'rent a car'). We also run pertinent links associated to most of the keywords." -

Looksmart - Provides users with highly relevant search results, while delivering targeted sales leads to online businesses. (If you're on business, check it out.) -

Lycos - (classic search engine.) An older but excellent search engine, covers a broad range of web sites in which its creator claims to be 75% of the web. Its Advanced search mode can narrow your search to an exact or almost exact match of your typed-in search words.

Mama - Copernic Inc. offers the freedom of access to personal files and digital media, from virtually anywhere, all the time with revolutionary new products. -

MSN - Microsoft's ISP, sponsor of the bing Search Engine. Copernic Inc. offers the freedom of access to personal files and digital media, from virtually anywhere, all the time with revolutionary new products. -

MyWay - Get news and search too. My Way's privacy policy is two paragraphs long. They will not rent, sell, or trade your personal information. It's as simple as that -

Nifti - A shopping app designed for your Apple Smartphone, that tracks the prices of items over time and allows you to decide what is the best time to buy a product. It can also be set up to notify your Apple smartphone if the price has dropped. - (Note see ShopSavvy below for Andriod downloads of app.)

OpenDirectory - The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. -

PeopleSearch - Reverse phone search - - Students have turned the tables on their professors at (, the Internet's largest listing of college professor ratings. The free website offers a public review (and sometimes a public flogging) of university professors from across the United States and Canada. Online since 1999, and now contains over 200,000 ratings for professors from 1,700 schools, with hundreds of new ratings added each day.

Helping Students Sell Their Textbooks - ValoreBooks: The Student's Marketplace - is produced by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet. -

Reverse Phone Directory - More search stuff -

ShopSavvy - (Smartphone retail price search engine for iPhone, iPad, or Android.) ShopSavvy provides online and local prices, sales and deals for saving time and money. It is a comprehensive and unbiased product information available that will: 1.) Price match in store to save immediately at checkout, 2.) Daily and weekly deals from your favorite mall or large retail store, 3.) Enables sale alerts on any search and get notified whenever there are new deals or price changes. 4.) Search by keyword or by product barcodes to find products, stores, sales and deals. 5.) Scan UPC product barcodes, QR codes, Data matrix or search for products to quickly find the lowest prices. 6.) Checks product reviews automatically -

StartPage - More search stuff - StartPage, and its sister search engine Ixquick, are the only third-party certified search engines in the world that do not record your IP address or track your searches. StartPage has been registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) under number M 1346973. This Authority supervises the fair and lawful use and security of your personal data, to ensure your privacy today and in the future. -

Switchboard - Discontinued

Traffick - Traffick says it has been minding the search engines' business since 1999, when their publication began chronicling adventures in portaldom, as search engines and web directories evolved into vertical destination sites with every feature but the kitchen sink. Now, they say they are charting the rise of search engines with a special eye toward the business angle and how search engine marketing is changing how everything and anything is sold and promoted on the Web.-

Vivisimo Inc. - (Now owned by IBM) Vivísimo, Inc., is recognized internationally as the leader in document clustering (automatic categorization) software. The technology has been featured in the U.S. (Wall Street Journal, CNN, Christian Science Monitor, Information Today, Search Engine Watch, etc.) and in Germany (Der Spiegel, CHIP Magazine), the UK (The Register) and elsewhere. -

Webcrawler - (classic engine. ) Webcrawler, one of the earlier search engines, makes available a full menu of terms that allow you to instruct its engine on how to proceed with the search. Besides the usual Boolean options of AND, OR and NOT, Webcrawler allows you to specify how many words can come between two words you typed in for the search by allowing you to add the word NEAR/(# of words). This allows you to search for areas that might be discussed in a variety of ways.

WhatUseek - Provides industry-leading site search technology in an intuitive interface.  Taking only a few minutes to enable, siteLevel's ASP (application service provider) model means that there is no software or hardware for you to install, and product enhancements and upgrades are handled seamlessly and automatically from our end.  siteLevel also provides powerful reporting, so you know what your users were looking for, what they found, and what they didn't find.

WiseNet - WiseNut is a Looksmart search engine -

Yahoo - "Located in Sunnyvale, California, Yahoo! Inc. offers a branded internet navigational service that is among the most widely-used guides to information and discovery on the World Wide Web. Yahoo! provides a context-based directory structure for Web resources, as well as a Web-wide search engine that is seamlessly integrated with the Yahoo! directory service.

Zeal - Additions to Zeal reach Internet users worldwide through the LookSmart network of top portals, ISPs, and search services including MSN,, Netscape, RoadRunner, Inktomi, CNET and InfoSpace -

TKS to Dr. Ellen Rudolph for some added links - 2/21/2011




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