Google is THE dominant player in search and with its vast resources it is no wonder. Google’s rise almost overnight is spectacular and from last nite’s Vinton Cerf’s presentation organised by The Digital Movement (TDM) they already have an IPv6 version ready for major release when the time is right. But as you will read there are literally thousands of search engines out in the market like my client’s recruit.net, which are useful and are making market niches for themselves.
Thanks to Charles Knight of altsearchengines.com more of us consumers are able to know about these inspired search companies – His amazing blog style site can keep you abreast of the latest in search technology and the market players battling it out to crave a slice for themselves in the lucrative search market.
Charles just became even more famous with his interview on AcessMyLibrary.com, an excerpt is below
AltSearchEngines is a blog that provides news, reviews, and analysis of specialized and emerging search engines. It’s a fascinating window into the non-Google search engine world, and it’s a necessary hangout for search engine fans. We’re not sure that the next Google is here yet, but the pretenders are an engaging lot nonetheless.
So you think you know all about search engines? OK, you use Google all the time, and sometimes you use its specialty engines including Scholar or Blogs. You occasionally use Yahoo! or Ask.com. And admit it, you’ve become quite fond of YouTube, and some of you even have MySpace or Facebook profiles. Finally, you’re probably adept at a few proprietary online services. Basically, you think you have this online search thing figured out.
But not so fast. Are you using QueryCAT and factbites.com for targeted fact retrieval? Can you analyze the respective metasearch capabilities of Intelways, Ixquick, Sputtr.com, and TurboScout? Is KoolTorch a better visualization engine than Liveplasma? Well, maybe you don’t know as much as you think you do.Maybe you’re not a Master of the Search Engine Universe after all. Maybe you need to spend some time at AltSearchEngines (www .altsearchengines.com).
No Google Here
AltSearchEngines is a combination directory, news service, review source, rating agency, job post, and general blogosphere for alternate search engines (ASEs) operated by Charles Knight. He describes himself on the site as an “industry analyst and former SEO.” On AltSearchEngines, he’s the manager of a lively site that ASE users and developers visit frequently.
Read more at AccessMyLibrary – (to read the full story a simple rego is needed) – itsReal
APLINK republished at AltSearchEngines