Sites which offer ways to search the Internet for information, or describe or discuss ways to search it.
Links to search resources including start pages, integrated search forms, portals, engines, guides, and directories. Offers both a simple links page and a directory with descriptions and ratings.
Directory listing hundreds of search engines, categorized, described and rated.
Categorizes thousands of the most useful topic-specific directories and databases, with descriptions.
Comparison of selected search engines and directories by content and features.
Since 1994, the Internet Scout Research Group (Scout) has focused on developing better tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A directory of search engines and directories worldwide, organized by geographical area and subject, includes articles on site submission, marketing, and optimization.
A lists search engines, metasearch engines, people/image/video/social search engines.
A list of search engines ranked by unique visitor count and categorized by type.
Provides unbranded search results from the top five search engines. You can then vote on the one you find the most relevant. All users' votes are aggregated and provided in a pie chart showing voting distribution after you vote.
Directory of hundreds of search engines, organised by country and topic.
Information on early technologies, directories, vertical search and search engine marketing. Provides a number of links for further reading.
Bruce Clay's pictorial view of how search engines provide data to partner engines and directories.
A user's guide to Web searching with features, comparative analysis, strategies, discussion, news and reviews.
A guide to search engine marketing and search engine optimization. Forums, reviews, articles, ratings, and frequent newsletters. Paying members receive access to extra content.
Search Engines from every country in the world collected and maintained by two Danish journalists.
Provides information, news and advice about web site searching technology. Includes a guide, search tools list, glossary, and opportunity to compare searches of its own site by different tools. Offers a free monthly email newsletter.
Search forms for the most effective engines in dozens of categories from Robert Skelton. Includes reviews, ratings, webmaster tools, and tutorials.
A directory of search engines: general, metasearch, pay-per-click, children's, subject, country and people search. All are described and can be rated.
News on the search engine industry continually updated from thousands of sources around the Net.
Conference for Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies, held September 14-15, 2009, Washington, DC. Includes registration and past event schedules and speakers.
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