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Winston001
22-07-2003, 07:42 PM
I use Google almost exclusively. It has the ability to search within results which other engines don't necessarily have.
However there must be other search engines favoured by PF1 acolytes?

What do you use and why?

caffy
22-07-2003, 07:48 PM
Before moving over to google, i used to frequently use Altavista (www.altavista.com), which I thought was a good website. It has since improved the look of the website (heaps better than before), and occasionally if google doesn't come up with the results I search for, I go over to Altavista, and find what I'm looking for.

askjeeves.com is not too bad either.

Synchronized_Thoughts
22-07-2003, 07:49 PM
I agree with Google being great but i also use XtraMsn search. Not at all that great but it works for what im searching for, i find google to be the best for school searching, e.g. for assignments and tests that i need to find information about stuff. its really great, and the new features they have added is good to!!:)

St. †

stu140103
22-07-2003, 10:45 PM
Here is one I use time to time:

http://www.alltheweb.com

Also here: http://stuartw.orcon.net.nz/my_fav_links.htm (under Search Engines) is a list of search engines I some times use (but not all the time)

tweak\'e
22-07-2003, 10:53 PM
meta search engines like copernic are very handy.

beama
22-07-2003, 10:56 PM
i used to use and somtimes still do http://www.dogpile.com

Jim B
22-07-2003, 11:18 PM
Try http://www.teoma.com

Kiwitas
22-07-2003, 11:44 PM
Hi Winston001,

Google is just so easy especially if you have a Google-Bar!

One neat little trick with it is that on any Web-page,you only have to Highlite any word,phrase or URL,click on it and bingo,you are there!

However if you are restricting your search to NZ only,the local search engines like SearchNZ etc.,find things just as quickly!

Cheers,Kiwitas,;-)

beama
23-07-2003, 08:08 AM
Not sure about the goggle bar. I once heard and read somewhere that it has sercurity issues

Mike
23-07-2003, 09:16 AM
Altavista, or http://nz.altavista.com/]Altavista NZ[/url] for New Zealand searches.

Mike.

argus
23-07-2003, 02:06 PM
Kartoo (www.kartoo.com) is worth a look.

Its great differentiating features are its graphical format (sites appear as blobs with size denoting perceived relevance and connecting lines labelled with search terms) and the fact that as it's finding sites in line with your original search terms, it locates other words that appear commonly on the sites it finds. "Shakespeare+Hamlet" gets you "prince" "essay" "course" "film" "Denmark" etc; terms that may not have occurred to you as ways to further refine your search. A table at the side of the page lets you add and subtract these other terms as appropriate, with a click.

It's fairly talented at finding appropriate sites with not too many total irrelevancies, but with some interesting lateral leaps of logic.

I can't pretend I use it regularly, but worth a peek for interest's sake, and you may get hooked, if that's the way you think. I do 90% of my searches on Google, and find AltaVista, an earlier favourite, now throws up too many commercial offerings that look to have either paid for or skilfully engineered, their place on the list.

Argus

stu140103
23-07-2003, 02:30 PM
http://www.altavista.co.nz

http://www.yahoo.co.nz

http://www.lycos.com

http://www.searchhippo.com

http://www.rolist.com

Here are a few NZ search engions:

http://www.searchnz.co.nz

http://www.nzsearch.co.nz (web directory)

http://www.accessnz.co.nz

http://www.newzealand.co.nz

http://www.newzealandsites.com

http://www.nze.co.nz

http://www.websearch.co.nz

http://www.bsearch.co.nz

http://www.seek.net.nz

http://www.nznetsearch.co.nz

http://www.nzsites.co.nz

http://www.netfinder.co.nz

http://www.newzealandsearch.co.nz

http://www.nzpages.co.nz

http://www.nzcentral.com

http://www.netsearch.co.nz

http://www.thehub.co.nz

http://www.thewebdirectory.co.nz

http://www.kiwipages.co.nz

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Enjoy :)

Winston001
23-07-2003, 02:47 PM
Whoaaaoohh - enough already. I also use Engines2go.com which has about 10 search engines which each open a browser - if you tick each box. Info overload but helpful if you have the time. My original favourite was Altavista but Google seems best currently.
Will check out your suggestions.
Thanks everybody.

mellingham
23-07-2003, 04:07 PM
http://www.allsearchengines.com/

leshibbard
23-07-2003, 04:15 PM
Stu ! whew !!

Try typing ones' surname into Google and see what one comes up with !.

A shame computers didn't come in with the Abacus, especially for Genealogy searching !.

Cheers

Les3.

stu140103
23-07-2003, 04:27 PM
> Stu ! whew !!

:D :)

That is all most all the search engine’s I know of :p , that list is missing one or two more that I did not add.