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The six best search engines
the six search engines which we recommend for most general searching.
They are the most popular, and the most powerful in our opinion. You can
try a couple of them out from here.
Most of them
have specialised search facilities for images, MP3s, people etc. Experiment!
You'll soon find your favourite search engine!
Claims to have the largest index on the web. Considered by many to
be the fastest and the most accurate. You can use Google to search
newsgroups as well, since they took over the newsgroup archives from
Deja News. We also like their downloadable toolbar, which plugs into
Internet Explorer and gives you an instant search engine (better than
Explorer's default search function
One of the largest on the Web. "Simple" and "Advanced"
modes of use. Runs complex queries. Searches Newsgroups as well
as Web sites. The UK version is available at http://uk.altavista.com/,
but the main site is:
Altavista is well known for its hilarious (unintentionally) Babel
Fish page translator!
A very large searchable directory. All submissions made manually,
so quality of information is good. Also has links into Google. Has
a number of other services, such as Yahoo Groups (a club facility)
Generates many search hits, so you will need to define your search
carefully. Can also search newsgroups.
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All the Web
Built to showcase the FAST technology, All the Web has an impressive
reputation for speed and coverage. You can search for Web pages, news
pictures, videos, MP3 files and FTP files
One of the oldest, and still vast - but a bit slow. OK for simple
searches. Use 'Custom search' for more advanced searching. Now owns