The Rundown On Meta-Search Engines

Search Engine People , Friday, August 29, 2008 1:45 PM
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Ann Smarty reviews 10 meta-search engines, including newcomers like Clusty and IxQuick, as well as old-timers like Mamma and DogPile, highlighting some of their unique features and the value that they can add to a searcher's experience.

For example, FuzzFind combs regular search engines and social media sites for query responses, while Mamma crawls all the engines and multiple content types, including video, images and IYPs.

Still, while the idea of a search engine aggregator seems good, Smarty notes that "most (if not all) meta-search tools are no better than an individual search engine as neither of them seemed to develop an effective blending technology and relevancy leaves much to be desired."
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