Search Engine Tricks

  Homes arrow Search Engine Tricks arrow The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Bes...
 Webmaster Tools
 
Base64 Encoding 
Browser Settings 
CSS Coder 
CSS Navigation Menu 
Datetime Converter 
DHTML Tooltip 
Dig Utility 
DNS Utility 
Dropdown Menu 
Fetch Content 
Fetch Header 
Floating Layer 
htaccess Generator 
HTML to PHP 
HTML Encoder 
HTML Entities 
IP Convert 
Meta Tags 
Password Encryption
 
Password Strength
 
Pattern Extractor 
Ping Utility 
Pop-Up Window 
Regex Extractor 
Regex Match 
Scrollbar Color 
Source Viewer 
Syntax Highlighting 
URL Encoding 
Web Safe Colors 
Forums Sitemap 
Weekly Newsletter
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
SEARCH ENGINE TRICKS

The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends
By: Jase Dow
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars / 1
    2004-12-14

    Table of Contents:
  • The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends
  • Do not have...
  • Following is a...
  • Searches the Web...
  • Searches the Web...
  • Sends your query...
  • Besides the very...
  • The following is...
  • The type I...
  • There are two...
  • These are downloadable...
  • My suggestion is...

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH DEV MECHANIC

    TOOLS YOU CAN USE

    advertisement

    The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends


    (Page 1 of 12 )

    I know what you're thinking: Google gives you such accurate results that you don't need any other search tool. Well, let's see about that.

    You might - or might not - know that no major search engine indexes ALL the existing Web pages. OpenFind states that it indexes 3.5 billion Web pages, Google claims 2.4 billion, AlltheWeb - 2.1 billion, Inktomi - a little more than 2 billion, WiseNut - 1.5 billion and AltaVista - 1 billion Web pages.

    The truth is, nobody knows how wide the Web is. Some say 5 billion pages, some 8 billion, some even more. Anyway, what's definite is that the major search engines (SEs) index only a fraction of the "publicly indexable Web". Moreover, every SE indexes different Web pages, which means if you use only one SE you will miss relevant results that can be found in other search engines.

    One way to more effectively search the Web is to use a meta search engine.

    What Is A Meta Search Engine?

    A meta search engine (also know as multi-threaded engine) is a search tool that sends your query simultaneously to several search engines (SEs), Web directories (WDs) and sometimes to the so-called Invisible (Deep) Web, a collection of online information not indexed by traditional search engines.

    After collecting the results, the meta search engine (MSE) will remove the duplicate links and, according to its algorithm, combine/rank the results into a single merged list.

    An important note:

    Unlike the individual search engines and directories, the meta search engines

    More Search Engine Tricks Articles
    More By Jase Dow

       

    SEARCH ENGINE TRICKS ARTICLES

    - Time for Your Site`s SEO Tune-up?
    - The Basic Parts of an SEO Campaign
    - Dynamic Content Still Challenging for Search...
    - Google`s Panda Update at One Year Old
    - Why Links Don`t Count Instantly
    - Check Your Code for SEO Issues
    - To Be an SEO, Start With What You Know
    - Don`t Worry About Bad Inbound Links
    - Guard Your Google Places Listing
    - Overlooked SEO Tricks
    - A Simple Long Tail Keyword Strategy
    - Writing for the Long Tail
    - Choosing and Using Keywords
    - Seven More SEO Myths That Can Hurt Your Sit...
    - Google Tips and Tricks

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     



    © 2003-2014 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap