Google Started in 1998 as a university project by Stanford University students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is now the dominant search engine by no small margin and that didn’t evolve slowly.In fact, in June of 1999 Netscape Search was updated and AOL/Netscape search began to be powered by Google bringing their search volume to approximately 3 million per day; huge for the time.Abacho - add site** -- European multi-lingual directory Abi Logic UK - [add site*] -- new family-friendly and spam-free directory (Oct 09) Add Link - add Site* -- small UK directory (human edited) Adm City - add site* - UK directory links to Chinese databases All The Web - results from Yahoo (Jan 05) All The UK - UK directory, submission by email (Aug 08) Alta Vista (Raging Search) - results from Yahoo - fast and clean - good image search Anglosearch - [add site] - small (new?) UK directory (Aug 08) Ask Alix - [add site] - UK business directory (shares info with Dunn & Bradstreet) Ask Jeeves - major directory - no free submissions Beaucoup!He then proposed the idea of a virtually limitless, fast, reliable, extensible, associative memory storage and retrieval system. Gerard Salton, who died on August 28th of 1995, was the father of modern search technology.Search engines – webmasters and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals follow their guidelines for the highest possible rankings on them; paid search marketers pay to be featured on them; and users turn to them when they’re searching for answers, information, or entertainment.Use these search tools to get access to these incredible resources.
) search index, ranks pages according to content and relevance (Feb 09) Daypop - current events search engine - 2700 News Sites and Weblogs Discover Ireland Directory - add site - small directory, just started (May 06) dmoz - [add site*] - (aka ODP) - submissions rarely accepted (allegations of corrupt editors) - losing credibility (Mar 09) Duck Duck Go - no submission, but this is EEVL - add site* - list of engineering, maths & computing directory Enter UK - add site** - UK search directory specialising in uk domains Entireweb - add site** - international search engine based in Sweden - confirm by email Euro Pages - multi-lingual European business directory - not web orientated Exact Seek - add site* - free membership reqd - results to Aesop & Best-Search Engine, confirm by email Exalead - add site** - French based search engine - with thumbs EYP - Electronic Yellow Pages - UK business (commercial) - not web orientated Feedster - RSS search engine image search Figator - indexes public computer (file sharing) networks (75M entries) (Mar 09) Find The File - add site** - media search - PDFs, documents, audio, video, rar, zip, fonts etc Find - articles dating back to 1998 from 300 mags & periodicals 1998 Find - add site (email submission) - s/engine for sound effects and sample sounds only Find What - ppc s/engine, owns UK ppc s/engine Espotting (supplies Momma & Euro Seek) (Jul 03) - 3000 specialist search engines and resource guides meta-search Froogle - Google's US shoppping search engine (beta) (Jul 03) GB Guide Gigablast - fast & clean - no submissions page (Aug 05) Global Spec - add site** - search engine for engineering & technical information, companies & and products Go Net-Wide - large list of s/engines, submission sites & promotion services (last updated July 01) Google - add site** - biggest, but now has default personalised results... Gotartans - add site - small directory, need to register, can add articles (Feb 09) Go - became Overture Guide Star - add site - large US directory of non-profit orgs Gimpsy - add site - new directory of interactive sites, top level addresses only (Jan 03) Infomine - well organised international database search ( archives/journals etc) - add site* - US search engine using tabs to organise sources (Aug 08) Inktomi - major database provider to other s/engines - owned by Yahoo (Jan 05) Jayde Online - add site* - long established Canadian directory - confirm by email Kart OO - meta-search - results displayed graphically - cool but confusing - French/English (Jul 04) Kelkoo - European shopping search engine (beta) (Jul 03) L3xicon - add site* - search engine / lexicon Librarians' Index to the Internet - add site* - a searchable directory of selected high quality sites Link Centre - [add site*] - UK directory (Aug '08) Look Smart - major directory - non-commercial submissions via Zeal (Jan 03) Lycos - no URL submissions Mavica NET - [add site] - m/lingual central European directory Mix Cat Interactive - add site** - US based search engine and directory Navisso - add site** - index based on content relevancy - still in beta (Jan 06) Net Insert - [add site*] - small directory, needs custom meta tag (or text tag on page) (Feb 09) Net Search - add site** - US-based search engine Newsgroups Archives - now hosted by Google - posting enabled (Sep 01) One Mission - [add site*] - small international directory, need to register as an editor Open Directory Project - [add site*] - (aka dmoz) - submissions rarely accepted (allegations of corrupt editors) - losing credibility (Mar 09) Open Here Network - [add site] - need submitter's email on web page Qango - [add site*] - dmoz-like directory - charges for commercial sites (Feb '06) Regional Search Engines and Directories - worldwide, by region - part of Scirus - add site* - comprehensive science-specific search engine Scrub The Web - add site* - one sub per day - confirm by email - link to STW improves ranking Search Engine Colossus - large international directory of s/engines arranged by country Search Engine Guide - comprehensive directory of search engines Search Engine Watch - directory of search engines and search utilities Search Ability - list of specialized search engines descripitions Search Ezee - choice of 200 s/engines & specialised directories Search Edu - over 20 million univ/edu pages indexed ( mil, gov & book searches) Search Sight - add site** - small searchable web directory, results not sorted for relevance Singing Fish - add site* - audio/video search only somewhere near - UK location based dir for pubs, curry houses, cinemas, schools etc - [add site*] - mall (US?There are free online alternatives, but none of them are as up-to-date as directory assistance.If you need the phone number of a business in the United States, try a search on Super or on the Yellow Pages.Our ineptitude in getting at the record is largely caused by the artificiality of the systems of indexing. Having found one item, moreover, one has to emerge from the system and re-enter on a new path. Presumably man's spirit should be elevated if he can better review his own shady past and analyze more completely and objectively his present problems.He has built a civilization so complex that he needs to mechanize his records more fully if he is to push his experiment to its logical conclusion and not merely become bogged down part way there by overtaxing his limited memory.
The difficulty seems to be, not so much that we publish unduly in view of the extent and variety of present day interests, but rather that publication has been extended far beyond our present ability to make real use of the record.