|Single Search Engines
Tip: Always use the US version of Search Engines.
Use local versions for local searches only.
Google and Bing can be considered to be the 2 most useful SSE for the general user.
Although becoming outdated, still offers unique search features.
The duck is worth the try! Check the !bang commands (under the "More" button.
Get rid off irrelevant stuff using slashtags (/)
Hakia Completely new Startpage and SERP.
Yandex Russia's #1. Runs 5 local versions as well: Russian, Kazachstan, Belarus, Turkey and Ukraine.
Real-time, results delivered in multiple tabs.
Slikk Something in between a SSE and Meta-Search.Choose from which SSE the results are shown: Google (default) or Bing/Yahoo! (to be handpicked via the Options).
Look at: Search Browsing and Multiview
Computational, Fact retrieval
Listing of alternatives
Top 100 Alternative SE By Charles Knight
Mindmap to find alternative Search Engines
SERP is the acronym for Search Engine Result Page
The following provide you with the possibility to compare the SERP from different SSE.
Twingine Enter a search term and compare Bing & Yahoo
GrabAll Two screens, choose between different SSE
ThumbshotsRanking Compare the number of overlapping hits.
Lost its relevance since Google dropped out.
Soovle Offers "related search terms" for the one you typed from 06 tools. Click on one and it takes you to the result page of that tool.
Search3 Shows results in 3 frames.
Click on the arrow to reveal a drop-down box to change Search tool
Ixquick Dutch. Doesn't keep any private records of your visit.
Yippy Clusters results.
Carrot² Clusters results. Very graphic, check the Circles and FoamTree
eTools.ch Clusters results.
Globe of blogs
Global Voices Online Moderated blog and Citizen Media aggregator. Very useful.
|Social Media Searchers
Facebook's Own Search Tool
Open Status Search
Facing Facebook Experimental Search Engine to search Facebook's public profiles.
Search Twitter Twitter's own Search Engine
Listorious Find "respected" people on specific topics in Twitter
Followerwonk Search tool to analyse Twitter accounts.
TwitterFall Very useful for real-time searching
Tweetcharts Generate a report of custom data for anything you can search Twitter for:
Twicsy Twitter's picture SE.
Kurrently Searches Facebook and Twitter
Social Searcher Search Engine that enables looking through the big social networks.
A nice feature is the “Buzz” which works as a meta-search engine across Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
World Map of Social Networks Updated every 6 months (July - December)
We know what you are doing Facebook postings, Foursquare location finder. Pure fun!
|User Generated (Web 2.0) Tools
The following list contains User Generated Search Tools.
You can create your own Customised SE using your Google acccount. Find out more.
Zakta Personal and social Web search engine where you can find, personalise, share and discover information.