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Google They use web robots to explore and index the entire Web. But then they determine the QUALITY of each resulting link based upon the QUALITY of the OTHER sites that link INTO that site. So, THE ONLY WAY a site can be highly rated, under Google, is if other highly rated sites have links pointing into it!

Dogpile Searches the Web: Yahoo!, Lycos' A2Z, Excite Guide, Go2.com, PlanetSearch, Thunderstone, What U Seek, Magellan, Lycos, WebCrawler, InfoSeek, AltaVista, Excite & HotBot. Usenet: Hotbot, Reference, Dejanews, AltaVista and Dejanews' old Database. FTP: Filez and FTP Search. (Only the first word will be passed on to FTP Search.) News Wires: Yahoo News Headlines, Excite News and Infoseek NewsWires.

All The Web A good choice when you know that "it's got to be out there somewhere". With more than 300,000,000 web pages indexed and search times under half a second.

Ixquick A metasearch engine that was given the highest ratings by both Search Engine Watch and ZDNet's SearchIQ.

Entireweb A search engine called Entireweb.com. Brought to my attention by lars@entireweb.com April 2001.

Infoseek Searches using plain language. Example: What are the lyrics to Penny Lane?

Alta Vista One of the original Internet searches.

Yahoo Easy to use categories refine your searches up front.

Who Where Find a person on the Internet by e-mail address database or phone listings.

Switchboard.com Find people via their phone book listing.

Map Blast Create a map to your address - Program will generate a map using the street address that you give as a center point. The resulting map can be zoomed and printed.

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Hint: If you're looking for something with more than one word, try putting quotes around the term. For instance, try "red wine" instead of red wine.

Hint: Search engines don't care if you type in caps or lower case letters so the convention is to just use lower case letters and not bother with the shift key.

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