Posted on | November 16, 2010 | No Comments
Search Engines… We all use them, some more than others (cough cough Google) and there are more than a few out there all trying to get into the mix and take their own % of daily searches through variances of searching as we know it..
Case and point -
But, let’s take Google for an example here.. Google pride themselves on being the most relevant search engine out there (and the biggest). Constantly tweaking their search algorithm to ensure that you can’t game the system and that their users get the best organic search results possible thus saving you time by searching through Google.
They’re also moving forward with new search advancements such as Google Instant or Google Instant Previews to help us decide that much quicker if the site/results they are showing us are right.. Brilliant..
So that got me thinking. With so many search engines out there, with so many different search algorithms claiming to give you the best results, with so many search engines actually making their money through Google Adsense, which search engine would actually back up the search users stats that show Google as the top search engine out there:
So, I decided to search for the term “Search Engines” across a range of search sites and I’ve noted down below what results they all came up with..
|Bing||Wikipedia – Search Engines||AltaVista||Dogpile|
|AOL||Dogpile||Wikipedia – Search Engines||Bing|
|Blekko||Wikipedia – Search Engines||Recommended Search Engines-The Library-University of California||freewebsubmission.com|
|Dogpile||Dogpile||AltaVista||Wikipedia – Search Engines|
|Overall||Dogpile||AltaVista||No Clear Winner|
So, by my very scientific research, if your looking for what the majority of the top search engines actually consider and rank to be the top search engines, use Dogpile.com and if you’re not sure of them, use AltaVista. Simples.