Search Engines You Never Knew Existed

As a search engine junkie, I’m always pulling for the little guy with a good idea. I love competition in the marketplace, especially when they introduce some new ideas.

Yahoo and MSN are very concerned about the future of their properties, despite aggressive roadmap announcements. They’re prime targets for a Cuil-type overtaking.  Google may rule, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I break their mindshare (or mind control? Hmm…) more often in the future.  I’ll happily switch to non-traditional search engines or platform engines – that is, if I find them effective. Unique results speak for themselves.

Here’s a few engines I found – few of which I use (I admit).  But maybe the next winner comes from this list.  What do you think? Shopping, meta, social, and vertical engines abound…

(update – unfortunately the majority of these are offline now in 2015)

· blinkx

· boing

· bookmach.com

· BOXXET

· ChaCha

· Clusty (now called Yippy)

· CONGOO

· Ditto

· dumbfind

· exalead

· factbites

· fazzle

· Feedster

· FindSounds

· Gigablast

· GoDefy

· goshme

· GoYams

· Grokker

· IceRocket

· KartOO

· Like

· LiveDeal

· liveplasma

· Local.com

· mnemomap

· Mojeek

· nayio

· Octora

· OiHoi Search

· Pagebull

· PlanetSearch

· Pronto.com

· Quintura

· Releton

· retrevo gamma

· riya

· SearchMe

· SearchTheWeb2

· sidekiq

· Simply Google

· Singing FISH

· Slideshow

· Slifter

· Speegle

· Sphider

· SPURL.net

· S R C H R

· SurfWax

· Swoogle

· TagJag!

· thefind.com

· Trexy

· turboscout

· UJIKO

· url.com

· VMGO.com

· Web 2.0

· Webaroo

· WEBBRAIN

· What to RENT?

· whonu?

· WIKIO

· WiseNut

· yoople

· YuFind

· ZABASEARCH

· zapmeta

· Zippy

· ZUULA

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