[POLL] Which search engine do you use the most?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Greg Townsend, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 11:31:35 +1200, Helpful Harry
    <> wrote:

    >
    >I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    >information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    >obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    >which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    >that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    >
    >Thanks. :eek:)
    >
    >
    >Which search engine do you use the most?
    >
    >  Google
    >
    >  Yahoo
    >
    >  MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)
    >
    >  Ask Jeeves
    >
    >  Search NZ / NZ Search
    >
    >  Alta Vista
    >
    >  LookSmart
    >
    >  Other (please state)
    >
    >  More than one (please state)
    >
    >
    >
    >Helpful Harry
    >"Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)




    All use Coppernic
    Greg Townsend, Aug 1, 2003
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  2. In article <z6DWa.8719$>, "Dodger" <> wrote:
    >And... Google
    >
    >"Andy" <> wrote in message
    >news:lZCWa.102982$...
    >> Google
    >>
    >> "Alan" <> wrote in message
    >> news:jVCWa.8716$...
    >> > Google.
    >> >

    *SNIP*

    Me four. And would people PLEASE LEARN HOW TO FUCKING SNIP!

    --
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    I came, I saw, I stuck around"

    My real e-mail is mattATp00leDOTnet
    Matthew Poole, Aug 1, 2003
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  3. I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.

    Thanks. :eek:)


    Which search engine do you use the most?

      Google

      Yahoo

      MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)

      Ask Jeeves

      Search NZ / NZ Search

      Alta Vista

      LookSmart

      Other (please state)

      More than one (please state)



    Helpful Harry
    "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)
    Helpful Harry, Aug 2, 2003
    #3
  4. Greg  Townsend

    Alan Guest

    Google.

    "Helpful Harry" <> wrote in message
    news:020820031131353144%...
    >
    > I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    > information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    > obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    > which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    > that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    >
    > Thanks. :eek:)
    >
    >
    > Which search engine do you use the most?
    >
    > Google
    >
    > Yahoo
    >
    > MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)
    >
    > Ask Jeeves
    >
    > Search NZ / NZ Search
    >
    > Alta Vista
    >
    > LookSmart
    >
    > Other (please state)
    >
    > More than one (please state)
    >
    >
    >
    > Helpful Harry
    > "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)
    Alan, Aug 2, 2003
    #4
  5. Greg  Townsend

    Dodger Guest

    And... Google

    "Andy" <> wrote in message
    news:lZCWa.102982$...
    > Google
    >
    > "Alan" <> wrote in message
    > news:jVCWa.8716$...
    > > Google.
    > >
    > > "Helpful Harry" <> wrote in message
    > > news:020820031131353144%...
    > > >
    > > > I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    > > > information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    > > > obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    > > > which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    > > > that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks. :eek:)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Which search engine do you use the most?
    > > >
    > > > Google
    > > >
    > > > Yahoo
    > > >
    > > > MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)
    > > >
    > > > Ask Jeeves
    > > >
    > > > Search NZ / NZ Search
    > > >
    > > > Alta Vista
    > > >
    > > > LookSmart
    > > >
    > > > Other (please state)
    > > >
    > > > More than one (please state)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Helpful Harry
    > > > "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Dodger, Aug 2, 2003
    #5
  6. Greg  Townsend

    Hoss Guest

    GOOGLE


    "Helpful Harry" <> wrote in message
    news:020820031131353144%...
    >
    > I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    > information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    > obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    > which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    > that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    >
    > Thanks. :eek:)
    >
    >
    > Which search engine do you use the most?
    >
    > Google
    >
    > Yahoo
    >
    > MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)
    >
    > Ask Jeeves
    >
    > Search NZ / NZ Search
    >
    > Alta Vista
    >
    > LookSmart
    >
    > Other (please state)
    >
    > More than one (please state)
    >
    >
    >
    > Helpful Harry
    > "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)
    Hoss, Aug 2, 2003
    #6
  7. Greg  Townsend

    John Fulton Guest

    Helpful Harry wrote:
    > I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    > information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    > obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    > which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    > that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    >
    > Thanks. :eek:)
    >
    >
    > Which search engine do you use the most?
    >
    > Google
    John Fulton, Aug 2, 2003
    #7
  8. In article <UBDWa.103012$>, "tim"
    <tim[nospam]@tjv.info> wrote:

    > adding a website is free and you can find pages on search engine
    > statistics...
    >
    > cu
    >
    > tim


    Unfortunately adding a website to some of the bigger search engines is
    not free, it's quite expensive (eg. $400 per year for XtraMSN, about
    $700 per year for Yahoo). The most popular choice so far, Google, is
    one of the few that are free to submit websites to.

    Also unfortunately, all the search engine statistics that I could find
    were highly skewed by US data and not specific to New Zealand web
    users.


    Helpful Harry
    "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)
    Helpful Harry, Aug 2, 2003
    #8
  9. Greg  Townsend

    colinco Guest

    In article <020820031131353144%>, Helpful
    Harry wrote...
    > I'd like to find out
    > which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    > that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.


    http://www.aardvark.co.nz/marketing/
    colinco, Aug 2, 2003
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  10. Greg  Townsend

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Google.
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  11. Greg Townsend <> writes:

    > On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 11:31:35 +1200, Helpful Harry
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to
    >> find information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge
    >> rather obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to
    >> find out which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying
    >> for websites that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    >> Thanks. :eek:)
    >>
    >> Which search engine do you use the most?
    >>   Google


    > All use Coppernic



    That's Copernic, and I second that endorsement, although I only use it
    (the Personal edition, ad-free), if my first choice, Google, doesn't
    deliver, which doesn't happen often.

    --
    Agent - The second-best Windows newsreader.

    http://www.maxqnz.com/References.html
    Max Quordlepleen, Aug 2, 2003
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  12. Greg  Townsend

    bambam Guest

    (Matthew Poole) wrote in
    news:bgeuol$mt1$:

    > Me four. And would people PLEASE LEARN HOW TO


    Google ;)

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    bambam, Aug 2, 2003
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  13. Greg  Townsend

    pbs Guest

    google for "web" and "group" searches.
    www.alltheweb.com for "ftp" {and "web" if not found under google}
    pbs, Aug 2, 2003
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  14. Greg  Townsend

    Adam Cameron Guest

    google almost exclusively.

    The only time I ever *don't* use google is if I'm looking up a band
    (as in "The Beatles" or something), in which case I'll use yahoo (the
    directory, not the search) as a first port of call.

    Adam
    Adam Cameron, Aug 2, 2003
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  15. Greg  Townsend

    Invisible Guest

    On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 22:57:09 GMT, (Matthew Poole) wrote:

    >In article <z6DWa.8719$>, "Dodger" <> wrote:
    >>And... Google
    >>
    >>"Andy" <> wrote in message
    >>news:lZCWa.102982$...
    >>> Google
    >>>
    >>> "Alan" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:jVCWa.8716$...
    >>> > Google.
    >>> >

    >*SNIP*
    >
    >Me four. And would people PLEASE LEARN HOW TO FUCKING SNIP!


    Top posters never snip!
    Invisible, Aug 2, 2003
    #15
  16. In message <>, Greg
    Townsend <> wrote:

    >I thought that every one here uses Astalavista...??


    Once upon a time.

    Until about 3 years ago AV was my search of choice. I still use it
    occasionally, when I want more control over my searches (better
    boolean support), but Google is by far the best for most purposes now
    (IMHO).

    Stumpy.
    --
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    <http://marsh.orcon.net.nz/>
    R. G. 'Stumpy' Marsh, Aug 2, 2003
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  17. Greg  Townsend

    Andy Guest

    Google

    "Alan" <> wrote in message
    news:jVCWa.8716$...
    > Google.
    >
    > "Helpful Harry" <> wrote in message
    > news:020820031131353144%...
    > >
    > > I'm just wondering what search engines people use when trying to find
    > > information on the Internet. Many of the bigger sites charge rather
    > > obscene amounts of money to add a website and I'd like to find out
    > > which ones are the most popular and might be worth paying for websites
    > > that's aimed at a New Zealand audience.
    > >
    > > Thanks. :eek:)
    > >
    > >
    > > Which search engine do you use the most?
    > >
    > > Google
    > >
    > > Yahoo
    > >
    > > MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)
    > >
    > > Ask Jeeves
    > >
    > > Search NZ / NZ Search
    > >
    > > Alta Vista
    > >
    > > LookSmart
    > >
    > > Other (please state)
    > >
    > > More than one (please state)
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Helpful Harry
    > > "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)

    >
    >
    Andy, Aug 2, 2003
    #17
  18. Greg  Townsend

    whoa Guest

    Google
    whoa, Aug 2, 2003
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  19. Greg  Townsend

    Mark Harris Guest

    On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 23:42:56 +1200, R. G. 'Stumpy' Marsh
    <> wrote:

    >In message <>, Greg
    >Townsend <> wrote:
    >
    >>I thought that every one here uses Astalavista...??

    >
    >Once upon a time.
    >
    >Until about 3 years ago AV was my search of choice. I still use it
    >occasionally, when I want more control over my searches (better
    >boolean support), but Google is by far the best for most purposes now
    >(IMHO).



    erm, astalavista is a cracker's SE, with links to warez and serialz.
    Perhaps you thought Woger meant AltaVista, an entirely different
    kettle of fish ;-)

    mark
    --
    "Someone's been mean to you! Tell me who it is, so I can punch him tastefully."
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    Mark Harris, Aug 2, 2003
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  20. Greg  Townsend

    Mark Harris Guest

    On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 11:31:35 +1200, Helpful Harry
    <> wrote:

    >Which search engine do you use the most?
    >
    >  Google


    and occasionally, Yahoo, if I don't get what I want through Google. I
    also use a number of specialist engines (mostly subscription) for
    specialist research

    Northern Light used to be good for legal info and info management
    topics, but went subscription only and wasn't *that* good :-(

    mark
    --
    "Someone's been mean to you! Tell me who it is, so I can punch him tastefully."
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    Mark Harris, Aug 2, 2003
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