View Poll Results: which search engine do you use most frequently

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  • Altavista

    3 12.50%
  • Google Search

    14 58.33%
  • MSN Search

    0 0%
  • Northernlight

    1 4.17%
  • Ask Jeeves

    0 0%
  • Yahoo / Excite

    2 8.33%
  • Other - Specify

    4 16.67%

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This is a discussion on search engines within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Im trying to decide which search engines to pay to list with. Which do you use the most?...

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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    search engines

    Im trying to decide which search engines to pay to list with. Which do you use the most?
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    I use Google exclusively. It has yet to let me down.
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    Originally posted by Deckard
    I use Google exclusively. It has yet to let me down.
    Yeah...Google whoops all of the others....... Its funny what you can find on Google with a little persistance

    I do occasionally use Jeeves if say I want to buy something specific like a bookcase or something.....

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    www.dogpile.com

    gives the top rankings from multiple search engines.

    www.pandia.com

    use it sometimes... much like dogpile.


    www.with1click.com

    this one is different. Searches can be performed from the url field...
    Blue

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    My Rules:

    1. If it is going to be easy to find, use google (more organized).

    2. If it is going to be hard to find, use altavista (more powerful but less organized).

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    I use google almost exclusively, but I use AskJeeves for school and finding information for science projects, because it takes me to good encyclopedia stuff.
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    real men...and women...and kids use google . its far superior to any other search in my opinion

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    isn't yahoo now powered by google?

    Anyway, I chose Northernlight. Now its not the best, but I like it b/c when I am seriously searching for something, Northernlight is the only engine that doesn't list a whole bunch porn sites.

    Now if I'm looking for porn, it wouldn't bother me, but when I'm looking for matrilinal societies (and ANT project), I don't want to get result from porn sites that some how are listed with 'matrilineal' as a keyword.
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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    i think we need a better search engine registration system - i joined now with keywords computer security discussion forums
    what poistsion am i - in the first 5 million - no

    i dont think the pay system is effective and its about time the serach engine contents were checked and any link leading to a 404 was removed! think how many there must be on AV alone - they could get a bot to do this - i bet it would fine a few million
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    I use all of them and more, exclusively.

    Yahoo/Excite and Google return near identical information. Do the same search on both and print the results. Almost identical.

    I never limit my searches to one search engine. In programming some topics are not as popular or might be more dated than others. There are time when google, yahoo/excite, and other popular ones fail where less popular ones might not.

    Use as many as possible for the best, most comprehensive results. Using one search engine is like doing research for a term paper using one source.

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    Good question..

    ohh... I like Altavista since I started to use internet in 1996.
    Nice and very much powerfull search engine..
    Even sometimes I think, if I could create a search engine like Altavista

    Then Yahoo

    Recently trying Google...

    But I mostly use Altavista.. Actually I do use it very much.
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    >>Anyway, I chose Northernlight. Now its not the best, but I like it b/c when I am seriously searching for something, Northernlight is the only engine that doesn't list a whole bunch porn sites.

    Northern Light does not provide searchs anymore... They provide the search only in their database of news.

    Anyways, I voted for lycos.

    I also have a report (not by me) for the highest amount of websites in a SE's database... I will post it up later..
    Yoshi

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    Yahoo, and Google (sometimes Ask).

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    > 2. If it is going to be hard to find, use altavista (more powerful but less organized).

    Do give me an example and I'll proove you that google does it better (and with no banners!).
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    I use google almsot exclusively... I use ask or metacrawler very occasionally.

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