20 Search Engines That You Can Use

I wrote in my personal resolutions post that I will do some link blogging, that is share some knowledge about links that I know about. Here is first link blogging post about various search engines that you can use. If you have your own experiences to share about any of these search engines, your views are welcome. πŸ™‚

Alternative Search Engines to Google

Search Mash

Searchmash

A compact sear engine that will bring you results from all: blogs, videos, music…with a single click. You can play the video right there in the sidebar of your window by clicking the video thumbnail.

Search Crystal

Search Crystal LogoYou can compare the results of your search from various search engines like Google, Yahoo, flickr, msn, ask in the same window. You can add this as a widget in your blog, web site. It is available on Facebook as well.

Sputtr

Sputter logoSearch everything in one place: Google, Snap, yahoo, stumbleupon, del.icio.us, Twitter, Flickr, Newsvine, Amazon, ebay, Cnet, imdb, and so on. I am tired, can not possibly list all of them together. Make this your homepage.

Quintura

Quintura logo

It is a visual search engine, you can deepen your search using the tags that appear as word cloud. There is also a version available for kids.

Dogpile

Dogpile logoAnother aggregate search engine that you can use.

KartOO

kartOO logoA visual search engine. It did work for me when I tried to search free ebooks. Though I find KartOO icon bit irritating when it arrives on search pages.

Searching People

Attendi Attendi logo
Here is an search engine that helps you locate people who share your similar interests like music, travel, design. It is still adding people to site.

Meet Up Meet Up logo

You can connect with people who share your interests like Spanish language, travel, books and so on. You can also sign up for the service.

Search Bug

Search bug logoAnother search engine that can search people as well as companies. However, so far this search engine functions for US people only. I added it here because some of the readers of this blog are in US.

Find Music and Sounds

Lyrscter logoA special search engine to search your song, lyrics, and band.

FindSounds Search the Web for Sounds

A free site that can bring you clips for the sound you were looking for. Did you want a violin or a tabla sound, you have it here. πŸ™‚

Songza

A search engine that allows you to search for popular songs and also listen to it online. Good thing is that you can search Atif Aslam or Kunal Ganjawala as well. πŸ™‚

The Postcard Search Engine

You can search postcards using this search engine. I found this rare and old one on searching for love.

I love you postcard

Search for Articles

Scientific Literature Library As name suggests, here is your search database for scientific literature, papers and articles. You could write your next scientific blog post out of it. πŸ™‚ Currently, this web page takes you to CiteSeerX.

Articlesbase

You can find many free articles here. I could find several articles on topics like productivity and business aspects. You tell me what else we can look for here.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Find journals for free if you know the title or author.

Create Your Own Search Engine

Searchbots

You can create your own personalized search robot. I guess it is helpful only if you are working on a research project or you can engage your kids in their search. For a quick search, google is better. πŸ™‚

Rollyo Rollyo

This is your personal search engine that you can custom as per your needs. It can look in specific web sites you want and avoid those that you don’t want.

Topicle Topicle logo

It has same almost same function as rollyo. You can customise your search, using this search engine.

Wallpapers

Flickr wallpaper search engine is one place where you can find quality wallpapers. Somehow I could not get the right size for use, though.

Flickr wallpaper logo


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22 Responses to “20 Search Engines That You Can Use”


  1. 1 Nita March 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    The fact that I have never heard of these search engines shows how ignorant I am. Thanks for the education. Now at least I will ahve heard of them! πŸ™‚

  2. 2 Falcon March 26, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    looks like some body ran a google search on search engine…

  3. 3 vimal March 26, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Is there a search engine to help me search the things i left here and there at home?????
    I could save a lot of time, you see !!!

  4. 4 Poonam Sharma March 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    @Nita: Its nothing to do with ignorance. Necessity is mother of discovery. πŸ™‚ I needed some of them, so I looked for them. I got to know these engines over the months. Some of them are good. But some of them I have not used.

    @Falcon: Try doing it you would not find half of the compilation. πŸ™‚

    @Vimal: Wait till someone creates such an engine customised for each home. πŸ™‚

  5. 5 Harsha March 26, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Its good to see more tech specific topic.. πŸ™‚

    Try dogpile.. it is a meta search engine.. you will get best results..

  6. 6 vimal March 26, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Jokes apart, the “find sounds” search engine really helps. Thanks a lot

    Hail Poonam !!!

  7. 7 Poonam Sharma March 27, 2008 at 4:48 am

    @Harsha: Thanks for this Dogpile search engine. It also looks like an aggregated search engine. I will try to update this post with dogpile.

    @Vimal: Yeah, Find Sounds is unique search engine. But for songs, I liked Songza, better than our own Raaga. πŸ™‚

  8. 8 Suda March 27, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Hey, Do you know about http://www.kartoo.com
    KartOO is a visual meta search engine. It is gives results in flash based maps and provides links and relations between the results. Worth try. Give a visit.

    Also the Mamma search engine. They claim being mother of all search engines. [img]http://www.mamma.com/images/mamma_reg.gif[/img]

  9. 9 Suda March 27, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I tried to post logo of Mamma in previous comment but failed. Hahhha. I do foolish things sometimes.

    Link to mamma : http://www.mamma.com/

  10. 10 Yakov March 27, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Please note that you can embed Quintura search cloud onto your blog by clicking Embed it! on http://www.quintura.com.
    As well, you can use Quintura site search widget via http://affiliates.quintura.com

  11. 11 dinsan March 27, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Good collection…. will save this for future ref πŸ™‚ really good one

  12. 12 Falcon March 27, 2008 at 11:31 am

    @ Poonam
    I was jus kiddin…

  13. 13 Poonam Sharma March 27, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    @Suda: Thanks for sharing this info. I will add up this engine in an updated post.

    @Yakov: Thanks, actually I could not use that feature effectively. So did not write about it. Let me try it again and then I will edit this. Thanks for pointing out, though.

    @Dinsan: Glad it was useful. So how was you day?

    @Falcon: I know you were kidding but thought that I should clarify lest a gullible reader thinks I used a cheat sheet. πŸ˜‰

  14. 14 Bharath March 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    wooow!!!!! so many are there kya?

    Alternative Search Engines to Google!!!! sounds similar as Alternate OS vs Microsoft Windows.. πŸ™‚

  15. 15 Admin March 30, 2008 at 1:14 am

    well thank you very much.

  16. 16 Amit March 31, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Wow, I thought Google was the only search engine. Thanks for this post. πŸ™‚

  17. 17 xylene March 31, 2008 at 10:43 am

    wow this is a good list. thanks.

  18. 18 Shefaly April 1, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Poonam: Perhaps you would like to join this experiment in trying out new search engines – and NOT using Google – for 1st April? Serious.

    http://altsearchengines.com/2008/03/31/tomorrow-is-the-annual-day-without-google/

  19. 19 Poonam Sharma April 2, 2008 at 5:14 am

    @Bharath: There are actually many more that I have not listed. πŸ™‚

    @Amit: You are welcome! πŸ™‚

    @xylene: Thanks! You never answered me why you named yourself after benzene pro–oops..xylene?

    @Shefaly: Done! It was not hard at all. πŸ™‚ I made sputter my home page.

  20. 20 bunty April 2, 2008 at 11:29 am

    There is a search engine for just Indian blogs posts, reached you via it. http://www.linq.in. check it out.

  21. 21 Poonam Sharma April 3, 2008 at 4:39 am

    @Bunty, thanks for sharing this. One of my blogs Being A Blogger does figure in top 20 list. πŸ™‚


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