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Saturday, August 1, 2009

21 Excellent Search Engines to Find almost anything in the world

This list contains a combination of most useful search engines around the web and Custom Search Engines based on Google. I guess You just read on. ( We have planned to keep this post updated with any new search engine we find, so if you know any shoot us a comment and we will add it )

Productive Search Engines ( 7 )

QueryCat : Probably the biggest database for Frequently Asked Question. They have over 2.5 Million UV. The results are very neat and I don’t see much any ads there which makes searching much cleaner.  The most unique thing you get is apart from Search result you can always leave a question at the end of it. Excellent 5,000,000+ questions and answers.

Query Cat - Biggest Database of Frequently Asked Question

Query Cat - Biggest Database of Frequently Asked Question

Factbites : What happens when you cross Search engine with encyclopedia ? This is what they have done. Its a huge index of content of AskTheBrain and NationMaste which are free educational resource and the world’s largest statistical database on comparing counties.

Fact Bites : when Search Engine meets Encyclopedia

Fact Bites : when Search Engine meets Encyclopedia

My Live Search : This search engine stands out all the search engine in the list. As by name Its Live meaning instead of searching into indexed pages which could have changed ( but still not changed in the index ), they search live i.e. according to their technology the result is fired on the web live so you get real time data instead of the same result every time. You just need to try this.

My Live Search Engine

My Live Search Engine

Lexxe Search: Another one which is unique with its own idea. This search engine uses advanced Natural Language Processing technologies.It emphasizes the processing of language from the level of words and the meanings associated with them, which is a core feature for Lexxe.

Lexxe : Advanced natural Language Processing Search

Lexxe : Advanced natural Language Processing Search

Like when you search for ” How to tweak vista” , you would see the sidebar with Clusters e.g which you can call as category or tags. This makes it easy for drilling down the search result and make it more accurate.

Sproose: A community driven search where you can vote for the search result you get. They even allows you to remove the spam for the search result which either have bad reputation or less score. Perfect for social animals. Voters get some kind of rank for commenting and finding good result. You can even search by username or tags

Sproose Search by Community

Sproose Search by Community

Tag Search : Mother of all tag search. This search finds if your searched tag matched with any of the tags in Delicious, You tube etc. Making it perfect for tag Searchers
Search by Tags

Health Engine : This search engine is perfect if you are looking for Doctors and its perfect for doctors ( if they register here ). If you want to find a doctor overnight this is best. This is Australia based but there are chances to find others too.

Health Search Engine : Find Doctors Online

Health Search Engine : Find Doctors Online

Document Search Engines: (3)

Scirus Search : This place is best for if you are doing scientific research with over 450 million scientific items indexed. It also includes journal content,scientists’ homepages, course ware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

ExaLead : Probably the only search engine that allows you to surf your desktop files and folders from web interface. This is where it makes difference from others. Their small application will allow you to create account and as you are signed in you can use “My PC” tab to search your computer on Web. ( I wonder why did Google did not do this. Hmm Google Desktop Search would have become the top used software then )

Exalead desktop web search

Exalead desktop web search

Kokogiak booksearch : Its a custom search engine which searches inside books from A9.com, Google.com and MSN Live Search – at the same time.

Video search Engines: (3)

Truveo : This tops the in the list of Video Search. You can almost anything which has video with it. Already pretty much popular its just one stop for video search.

Truveo  : One stop for all your Video Searches

Truveo : One stop for all your Video Searches

Video Surf: You can not only search videos but also get alerts for certain topics. The search result is what you should take a look at. Feel Google  had this. They categorize the search result into Content Types ( Slide shows, Full episodes, Movies ) and According to sources too. You can Sort by relevance, when it was added and view by summary.

Smart Video Search with Video Surf

Smart Video Search with Video Surf

Gujam: Another custom search engine but specially for Videos which includes all the major sites like You tube, blip tv, yahoo , google and others. Here is the complete list.

Gujam search engine list

Gujam search engine list

People Search: (2)

ZabaSearch : Find people in US with their phone numbers and address. Their advanced search makes searching more accurate where you can provide middle name specifically with sate.You can even set alerts for particular name which can be your too.

Zaba people search

Zaba people search

People Locator Search : This search engine is specifically designed to find people whom you had lost touch with. You cause it find a old high school friend. You can use these parameters too :

  • Recent residency info and telephone number info
  • Relatives and neighbors
  • Resident history
  • Divorce and marriage records
  • Age and birth records
  • Criminal history and court documents
  • Access to public record database
  • Arrest and Warrant History

People locator search

People locator search

Image Search Engines: (1)

Imagery : Find all the details of the picture before opening it. That’s what they do in search of an Image. You can find which page it belongs to and whats the size. They also give you option to Directly open that Image or the page. ( This beats out the frame that comes when you do a google Image search ). Perfect for finding Images.

Image search engine

Image search engine

Torrent Search Engines (1)

Toorgel: Perfect Search engine for searching torrent files. Though its custom search engine but it will suffice your torrent file needs.

General Search Engine ( 4)

Search Hacker: This search engine lets you find the most people look for i.e. Videos, Wallaper, Audio. They have even search for Free Stuff And Lowest price things.

Search Hacker

Search Hacker

Sputtr: This is customized search where you can combine lot of popular sites like Yahoo, Google docs, Google Videos and even the social media sites like technorati, digg and stumble. You can make good use of this for finding new articles submitted around the world. You can even watch Videos on Amazon with this.

Sputtr search

Sputtr search

Meta Crawlers: This is like other search engines but what makes it stand out is Filter for Language and Adding or removing of domains. This makes search more accurate. If somebody sees results from a domain which doesn’t fit he can just filter it out. They have search like Videos, news etc.

Meta crawlers search engine

Meta crawlers search engine

Red Zee: This search engine is fun, You get greeted by a red zebra and then when you search it becomes smart. Not the Zebra but the search!!!. It gives you all search result in form of images. You can click on each of them and they come up over the other giving you a skean peak of what the
page contains.

Redzee search

Redzee search

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