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

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

  1. All use Coppernic
    Greg Townsend, Aug 1, 2003
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  2. 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?



      MSN (also XtraMSN, etc.)

      Ask Jeeves

      Search NZ / NZ Search

      Alta Vista


      Other (please state)

      More than one (please state)

    Helpful Harry
    "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)
    Helpful Harry, Aug 2, 2003
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    Alan Guest

    Alan, Aug 2, 2003
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    Dodger Guest

    And... Google

    Dodger, Aug 2, 2003
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    Hoss, Aug 2, 2003
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    John Fulton, Aug 2, 2003
  7. 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

    Helpful Harry
    "Just trying to help whenever I can." :eek:)
    Helpful Harry, Aug 2, 2003
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    colinco, Aug 2, 2003
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    ~misfit~, Aug 2, 2003

  10. 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.
    Max Quordlepleen, Aug 2, 2003
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    bambam Guest

    (Matthew Poole) wrote in
    Google ;)
    bambam, Aug 2, 2003
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    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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    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 Cameron, Aug 2, 2003
  14. 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

    R. G. 'Stumpy' Marsh, Aug 2, 2003
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    Andy, Aug 2, 2003
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    whoa Guest

    whoa, Aug 2, 2003
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    Mark Harris Guest

    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 Harris, Aug 2, 2003
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    Mark Harris Guest

    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 Harris, Aug 2, 2003
  19. Google
    Patrick FitzGerald, Aug 3, 2003
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    paulsy, Aug 3, 2003
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