A search engine is designed to search for information and data on the World
Wide Web. Information collected and categorized may cons
of web pages, images and other types of files. Some search engines also
mine data available at news sites, in books, within databases, or at various o pen
directories. Unlike Web directories, which are maintained by human editors,
search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of algorithmic and
human input. What we've done for you here is track down and then list every
(known) search engine that we could locate. Many of them you've likely heard
of and used, many more are specialized search engines that search for
and maintain search results for niche areas of the web.
The Behemoth Search Engine List
Duck Duck Go
DuckDuckGo has everything you expect a good search engine to have, including images, news and places, all while respecting your privacy. Great results without tracking you. That's DuckDuckGo in a nutshell.
Very similar to Google, but better in some ways too. Includes related searches
from previous visitors, easy to access search history, and cash back savings
you'll receive from some of the listed web sites - a really nice search engine!
Search engine for finding web sites that match a user's query. Also includes
Image Search, Local Search, Google News, and Froogle plus more.
Carries links to news, shopping, entertainment, and more.
Chinese language search engine employing character-matching techniques.
AltaVista provides web and newsgroup search engines, as well as paid
Search engine that offers custom filters, skins, and access various other
All The Web
Search engine which indexes web pages, as well as multimedia, audio, FTP, PDF,
and MS Word files from around the world.
A popular search engine where you can ask questions then have the most
relevant answer returned to you - nice!
Excite provides search, news, email, personals, portfolio tracking, and other
MSN search engine, searching sources including the Web, MSN's Encarta
encyclopedia, news, and images. Also includes desktop search.
Searches the combined results of leading search engines.
Extensive network of sites by subject specialists who write articles, host
discussions, publish free email newsletters and provide personally-reviewed
links for each topic.
Provider of commercial search listings products and graphical advertising
products that help businesses generate cost-effective sales leads.
Comprehensive index of Internet sites.
Use AOL web search to find content on the web including pictures, audio,
video, local resources, and news headlines.
Search engine using click-stream information from a network of Internet users
to improve relevancy.
Presents results and related links in a graphical map based format.
Offers a search engine, domain names, and email addresses.
Dedicated to China-based Internet searches.
Google's human-edited directory, organizing the web into topics and
categories. A joint effort of Google and the Open Directory Project.
Romow Web Directory
Search engine friendly web directory offering human-edited listings of quality
Environmentally-friendly search engine. The background is mostly black to
reduce energy consumption and to remind people to take steps to save energy in
their everyday lives.
Featuring free standard and enhanced site listings.
Search results accompanied by video commentary from "Ms. Dewey," your Internet
librarian from the future.
Search experience for e-commerce applications. A subsidiary of Amazon
Search engine that combines results from the Net Center, Open Directory, and
Scrub The Web
Includes searching, user submissions, and a meta tag analyzer.
Librarians' Index to
Librarian selected and annotated index to the Internet, updated weekly.
Human-edited web directory, with listings categorized by subject and region.
Environmental portal full of healthy living tips, eco-directory,
click-to-donate sites, eCards, and more. Generates donations for top
Includes directory and services.
I Am Bored
Offers a list of sites with user ratings to visit when feeling bored.
Index of computer and information science papers, publications, and research.
Human edited web directory of quality, family-friendly, and spam-free sites
organized via a comprehensive category
Internet library and digital archive containing links to online collections.
Uses Chubba to search the Web
Subject trees arranged alphabetically and by UDC.
Search engine that uses human guides to help find what you are looking for.
Offers free keyword listings and an open HTTP XML API.
Catalog of the web run by a confederation of volunteers.
Consumer search engine based on natural language processing.
Indexes sites according groupings of keywords.
Search engine designed to dig up information about people.
Provider of cost-per-click sponsored links programs based on targeted search,
content, and user behavior.
Human-powered search engine where results are built by a group of editors.
Searchable directory of manually edited listings.
Search engine that returns images, blogs, videos, and Wikipedia results, in
addition to web sites.
Blog search engine focused on discovering high quality, relevant blogs on a
Search engine where users pick the sites they want to search, and a custom
search engine is created for them.
With a goal to find and categorize the best sites for a wide variety of
This is a French search engine where you can search the web or browse through
their various categories.
Search engine that uses artificial intelligence to return results.
Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
Resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education.
Presents links to online learning materials with annotations such as peer
reviews and assignments.
Semantic search engine where users can enter queries in a natural language
Arabic search engine and Internet directory .
Volunteer editors categorize the Web into an organized directory.
Article directory covering a wide range of topics from automotive to writing,
and everything in between.
A librarian's choice of the best of the Web.
Offers links, message boards, jokes, stories, and free email. Subjects include
sports, arts, finance, family, computers, shopping, entertainment, and more.
A child-safe search engine.
Wink is a people search web site that searches social networks such as
MySpace, Bebo, LinkedIn, Friendster, and other online communities.
Search engine for web content, as well as people, yellow pages, shopping,
images, audio, and news.
Tafiti is a search engine that spans multiple queries and sessions by helping
them visualize, store, and share the result.
Website directory listing sites that provide an online activity or help the
user accomplish a specific task. They call it the "Active Site for Active
Engine that relies on web surfing for quality searching results. Searchers
vote on sites, assuring relevant Internet results.
Dedicated to providing effective access to high quality Internet resources for
the learning, teaching, and research community.
Search engine that displays web search results on a circular map rather than
in a list.
Public service site that offers help on searching the Web. Also analyzes and
rates the major search engines.
Clusters search results so that you can pick out the themes that you're
Online research engine filling the gap between free search engines and
high-end research services.
Search utilizing the Poly Rank technique that aims to provide more flexible and
Meandering search engine finds the shortest path between any two things.
Collection of links to phone number and people locators, maps, and other
Provides web search and directory, news, weather, a virtual shopping mall,
advertising services, and more.
Canada 44 Search
Offers a pay per click search engine with an affiliate program available.
Pay-per-click search engine with an affiliate program.
Beacon Post Web
Directory and search categorized by topic with paid reviews available that
provide six deep links and keyword rich titles.
Invite-only archive of URLs. Also includes an aggregation of blog sites and
Pay-per-click search engine.
Search engine where you can win free prizes, online gift certificates, and
cash. Every search on Winzy is a chance to win.
Search Engine Dictionary
Aims to establish a standard for search engine terminology by creating an
authorative glossary of search engine terms.
Revolutionizing the way ready-to-buy consumers find and buy national brands,
Directory and search engine offering postcards, games, classified ads, email,
Features top list web directory, affiliate network, member community, web site
promotion, and more.
Includes search, news, tools, personalized lifestyle profiles, comedy, movie
and book reviews, articles of interest, and thought provoking questions of the
Provides a web search engine, directory, metasearch results, and an
Yahoo! Internet portal provides email, news, shopping, web search, music,
fantasy sports, and many other online products and services to consumers and
MS Live Search
Microsoft's live search for images, video's, news, maps and more.
Reference source for Internet discussion and information lists, Usenet
newsgroups, FTP sites, computer products vendors, and web design companies.
Provides a categorized directory of searchable listings.
Directory of web sites categorized by subject.
Includes a Web search, email, and discussion forums.
Searchme is a search engine that returns screenshot images of website pages
for users to visually flip through, sort of like browsing digital album
General web directory targeting an international audience. Browse by category
or use search function.
Search engine that helps other people find your web sites, social networking
pages, photos, or anything else about you online.
Search engine and index for a variety of topics like travel, auto, health,
politics, and video games. Presents a vertically flavored categorized view of
Keyword based search engine of registered domain names.
Searchable human-edited international directory filtered for spam and adult
content. English and Spanish versions available.
Reference site and search engine for computers, software, and business.
Seeks to take the work out of surfing by providing "best of" links.
Features indexed guide of the web.
Open source search engine where users edit results for relevance.
Offers sites categorized by subject.
Profiling search engine allowing the customization of results.
Search engine for PDF documents that allows you to view the summaries before
viewing the actual documents.
Provides free and ubiquitous web search abilities on mobile phones, PDAs, and
laptops with no Internet connection at all.
Directory of web sites that allows users to rate and review sites.
Pay-per-click search engine.
Web directory and search engine that provides a human review for each listing.
Quick links to popular Web resources.
Offers different ways for the user to interact with search results derived
Answers - Brain Boost
An 'answer engine' that finds matches for your search questions.
Online store and encyclopedia. FInd information and products on topics like
art, technology, history, science, sports, and space.
Selective web catalog of family friendly website listings categorized by
subject, offering free and sponsored listing options.
Search message board information on the web.
Best of the Web
Directory of content-rich web sites organized by topic and category.
Provides a single interface for both parallel and nonparallel methods of
searching multiple sites.
Human-edited web directory featuring hand coded listings on static web pages.
Family friendly search engine for all ages. Includes web, image, audio, and
video search tools.
This Is Our Year
Searchable web site directory and webmaster tools.
Offers family-friendly search, using a web directory open only to PICS rated
sites, enabling content selection using parental controls.
Bhanvad Web Site
Website directory listing sites across the world by category. Browse or
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Library of Internet resources for student and professionals.
Provides free academic searches of the Internet. Authors can index academic
work as well.
Indexes search engines, reference sources, tools, images, audio, and video,
shopping sites, blogs, and more.
Directory includes transportation, company, country, publication, and
international organization links.
Site that scans each search result to see if there is anything malicious
behind the links and then feeds the security results back into your search
Features a command-line interface for accessing Web information and services.
Features a collection of family friendly web resources available for all ages.
Searchable database organized by category and keyword offering same-day site
submission for webmasters.
Click For Choice
Offers a web directory and keyword searches.
People-search engine scours the "deep web" for names, with results from sites
like Amazon, Flickr, LexisNexis, government sites, and places beyond a typical
Beyond....The Black Stump
Local search engine and yellow pages alternative.
Japanese and English search engine. Also has a browsable directory of sites.
Index of alternative culture sites. Topics include the arts, business, health,
lifestyle, politics, religion and science.
Human-edited directory covering family-friendly categories and topics.
Search engine that allows users to create packages of collected links,
comments, and images that are searchable and sharable.
Features the option to search using a variety of languages and a browsable
Directory Reference Directory
Provides categrorized family friendly directory for reference.
Search and directory.
Community search and discovery engine. Search for forums by posts, threads,
and topics, and find the latest hot topics.
Geo URL ICBM
Location-to-URL reverse directory that allows users to find web sites by their
proximity to a given physical location.
Wezp Web Directory
SEO-friendly human-edited web directory.
Searchable directory of reviewed web sites.
Internet access, search, email, downloads, and more.
SEO-friendly and human-edited web directory.
Web-based search engine that searches through sponsored listings.
Directory of selected web sites.
Web directory search featuring searchable, categorized listings.
Search engine targeted for users 50 years and older.
Search engine and directory actively spidering the web.
Business directory and a travel guide. Includes city and town info.
Web Links Directory
General web directory of family friendly web sites, with several submission
options available and all listings verified by an editorial staff.
Search engine and subject directory helps users find friends, people,
businesses and websites; expert directory on topics for business and pleasure.
Max Web Directory
Human edited free web directory with various categories and subcategories.
Search tool for geo-environmental professionals.
Independent search engine in development with geo-targeting features.
Brain Fox Media
Search engine which combines an existing directory with paid listings through
their pay-per-click program.
Bungaloo Web Directory
SEO friendly web directory that contains links to web sites in a comprehensive
range of topics.
Allows you to search the "deep web" via a collection of databases and search
engines, which you can customize. Searchers can also cluster results into
topics and sort by relevance, speed, and source.
Ajdee Web Directory
Manually edited, advertisement-free, commercial Internet directory.
Internet directory offering a wide network of web services to businesses and
Features an engine that searches partial search phrases and a ranked directory
Directory Zone, The
Features a hand edited web directory of categorized website listings.
Offering a variety of links organized into targeted categories - search with
Easy access to categorized search engines, directories, and a select
collection of web sites.
A word or short phrase that provides free access to an Internet destination.
People & companies are creating Networds so you can find their information
Search engine for the black community. Rushmore Drive delivers a blend of
mainstream search results plus a layer of search results influenced by and
more relevant to the Black community.
Categorized directory of web sites.
Professionally edited and searchable general topic web directory.
Image, video, MP3, and web search from Preview Seek using clustering
technology, where search results are offered with different interpretations of
Uses a community of paid infomediaries to give you search results.
Family friendly U.K. search engine providing site reviews, age ratings, and
News headlines and a directory of web sites for the creative arts, performing
arts, visual arts, humanities, and sciences.