PDA

View Full Version : OT: Survey: what search engine's/web directory do Press F1 users like use??



stu140103
11-02-2003, 07:14 PM
What search engine's/web directory do Press F1 users like use????

Chilling_Silence
11-02-2003, 07:19 PM
google.co.nz (http://www.google.co.nz)

The one and only!

wotz
11-02-2003, 07:32 PM
google does it for me ....... mostly

caffy
11-02-2003, 07:41 PM
Google is quite good,

although when I cannot find the exact photos im looking for, the 'Image' tab at Altavista (http://www.altavista.com) has never failed me.

katt
11-02-2003, 09:09 PM
For world wide searches my first choice is always http://www.alltheweb.com/ and then google

However for searching within New Zealand, my choice is http://searchnz.co.nz/

Katt :)

Pauline
11-02-2003, 09:10 PM
Google for me too.
Pauline.

flyer590
11-02-2003, 09:24 PM
I always use Google. It is very fast. :-)

Millsie
11-02-2003, 09:55 PM
Goggle

Out of interest, why for are you asking the question?

LucyL
11-02-2003, 09:59 PM
Use several but mainly Google & www.Ixquick.com

stu140103
11-02-2003, 10:03 PM
> Goggle
>
> Out of interest, why for are you asking the question?

I am just curious which search engine's/web directory Press F1 users like too use.

Is that ok ;) :)

stu140103
11-02-2003, 10:05 PM
> Use several but mainly Google & www.Ixquick.com

LucyL: what other ones do you use??? part from Google & www.Ixquick.com

tweak\'e
11-02-2003, 10:07 PM
google(in opera) and copernic.

Heather P
11-02-2003, 10:34 PM
Google,
SearchNZ,
NZSearch and of course http://www.searchnz.co.nz/domains/

Not forgetting the telephone directories:
http://www.whitepages.co.nz and
http://www.yellowpages.co.nz

LucyL
11-02-2003, 10:34 PM
Check out this link
http://library.albany.edu/internet/choose.html
Lucy

LucyL
11-02-2003, 10:44 PM
Forgot to add this link as well

http://www.twics.com/~takakuwa/search/search.html

btong
11-02-2003, 11:47 PM
Gooooooooooooooogle

And if I wanna search local site, I still Google with the extra string "Site:.nz"

nz_liam
12-02-2003, 03:45 AM
Goooooooooogle!!!

Millsie
12-02-2003, 07:39 AM
> > Goggle
> >
> > Out of interest, why for are you asking the
> question?
>
> I am just curious which search engine's/web directory
> Press F1 users like too use.
>
> Is that ok ;) :)
>

Why wouldn't it be OK? I was just interested in what you were using the info for? Hey at least it was about computers, unlike some of the other topics that go in here instead of the Womans Weekly

Millsie

E.ric
12-02-2003, 08:24 AM
You can even use Google as a spell checker
LOL :)
Thank the Lord for the night time.

johnboy
12-02-2003, 08:26 AM
google if that fails i sometimes try the 2nd best search engine around

pf1 or is it the ist ;)

Clueless
12-02-2003, 09:00 AM
google, ask jeeves, all th e ones in the "opera" preset search engine box

.Clueless

Chilling_Silence
12-02-2003, 09:16 AM
Yeah, I like the fact that Phoenix (My Browser) has the search up the top-right for google, but its still my homepage... Dunno why come to think of it?!

I guess it loads pretty quickly, even at home on 56K.

Downside of the google search from within Phoenix is that it uses .com, so there's less local content. Im pretty sure that's what the difference between .co.nz and the .com one is.

Who uses google.com and who uses google.co.nz?

Miami Steve
12-02-2003, 10:04 AM
How do I go about buying shares in Google? :D I rarely use any other search engine myself. Once upon a time I used to used AltaVista (because av was quicker to type than google. ;))

Cheers
Miami

Chilling_Silence
12-02-2003, 10:11 AM
I used to use ask jeeves (http://www.ask.com) but that was mainly coz I could go to the ask jeeves message boards.

Since I've found Pf1, Ive gone back to google :-)

antmannz
12-02-2003, 11:02 AM
Google - I really, really like the toolbar plug-in for IE

-=JM=-
12-02-2003, 11:30 AM
>>>Downside of the google search from within Phoenix is that it uses .com, so there's less local content. Im pretty sure that's what the difference between .co.nz and the .com one is.

You should be able to change that in the prefs.js file I think. I prefer to go to google.co.nz myself and see what the logo is:D

I don't think there is any difference in the search results from google.com as opposed to google.co.nz it's just that it means less traffic charges for google and NZ relevant sponsored links.

If you want NZ results use the site:nz limiter.

Chilling_Silence
12-02-2003, 11:39 AM
>
> You should be able to change that in the prefs.js
> file I think. I prefer to go to google.co.nz myself
> and see what the logo is:D

I modified the google.src file so that all the references to google.com (Except the programmers email addy) are now going to google.co.nz
Seems to have worked fine :-)

>
> If you want NZ results use the site:nz limiter.

I do that also!

Graham L
12-02-2003, 01:03 PM
google.co.nz is a mirror of the google.com database. It's an exact copy. Using it saves international traffic. That will keep costs to NZ ISPs down, therefore should keep costs to NZ users down. That's why the mirror was installed. It should keep the response time to you down by however milliseconds it takes to send packets to the US and back.

johnboy
12-02-2003, 01:41 PM
has anyone tried this for the google toolbar to keep the history you want to keep...??
http://www.pppinfotech.com/goodeletehistory.htm

SKT174
12-02-2003, 02:14 PM
DogPile (http://www.dogpile.com) is one of the best search thingy you can find on the internet. Gotta try it to believe :)

It passes the search strings to various search engine ...

Search Engine Includes : Google, Overture, Dogpile Web, Fast Found, Ask Jeeves, Look Smart, FindWhat, Sprinks, About, Ah-Ha, Search Hippo, Dogpile Search, Dogpile Picks ...

Cheers

Synchronised_Thoughts
12-02-2003, 02:33 PM
Google is the one i use, but XtraMsn isnt to bad!!:)


Synchronised_Thoughts

Thomas
12-02-2003, 03:37 PM
Whoops,sorry thought this womans weekly,ah well, while I am here......Google.

stu140103
12-02-2003, 04:16 PM
This is getting a big thread! ;) Wow!

What other search engine's/web directory do you all like use. :)

Pato
12-02-2003, 04:34 PM
Google does it for me also.

promethius
12-02-2003, 05:33 PM
Is there an echo in here? Google....Google....Gooogle....
Did anyone see www.googlefight.com in the back off PCW this month in the Hot and Not column, very funny....try it...

btw...how do you make links into active links in this forum? (if you know what i mean...i dont know the right words, but I think most will know what I'm trying to say)

Chilling_Silence
12-02-2003, 05:37 PM
When making a post, click on Formatting Options.

It tells you in there that you have to use [ followed by url=http://myurl.com]
then type your caption here, then [ followed by /url]

stu140103
13-02-2003, 08:51 PM
Bump :) I am just bumping up this post to see if they is any more search engine's/web directory other press f1 users like too use.

John Grieve
13-02-2003, 09:27 PM
Copernic

olldaddy76
13-02-2003, 09:44 PM
Google
SearchNZ.......Copernic and I use them heaps.

Bobble
13-02-2003, 10:13 PM
I used to use copernic but it became a pain in the butt :D

I now use dogpile or google depending on my mood.

The best one I ever found was anzwers.co.nz - technically an Aussie site but you could tick a thingy to search NZ only. Was brilliant for finding local stuff! The .co.nz page has fallen off the planet now :( anzwers.com.au is still around but it appears to have been bought out by Yahoo... still a usable search engine but it just aint the same!