Metasearch Engines

Clusty is an example of a metasearch engine.

 

Clusty

 

Metasearch engines search the databases of several search engines at a time (e.g., Looksmart, Gigablast, Lycos, etc).

Most eliminate duplicate listings.

Usually, you have little control over search options.

smiley Best for an overview of your topic on the Web, seeing which search engines will produce the best results, and for simple searches.

frown Sometimes metasearch engines won't be very thorough and don't always include major search engines (like Google).

Other metasearch engines: Dogpile, MetaCrawler, and Search.

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