Major Search Engines and Directories-lesson 7

Major Search Engines and Directories-lesson 7 - Major...

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Major Search Engines and Directories | Mar 28, 2007 | 64 Comments In the search engine list below, Search Engine Watch provides a guide to the major search engines of the web. Why are these considered to be "major" search engines? Because they are either well-known or well- used. For webmasters, the major search engines are the most important places to be listed, because they can potentially generate so much traffic. For searchers, well-known, commercially-backed search engines generally mean more dependable results. These search engines are more likely to be well-maintained and upgraded when necessary, to keep pace with the growing web. On this page, you will see reference to "crawlers" and "crawler-based results" versus "directories" and "human-powered results." These describe the two major ways that search engines get editorial listings. See the How Search Engines Work page to understand more about the difference between crawlers and directories. If you are interested in being listed in these search engines, see Search Engine Watch's Search Engine Submission Tips section for free, step-by-step help about the essentials to submitting to search engines and improving your chances of ranking well. Relevant links to specific tips are integrated into this page, as well. Also consider becoming a Search Engine Watch member, to gain access to detailed information about how the various major search engines work. Finally, for an at-a-glance view of how the major search engines get their results, see the Search Engine Results Chart. Scroll down for listings or jump directly to: Top Choices Strongly Consider - Other Choices Did you know that we host numerous Search and Online Marketing events throughout the year? SES Shanghai May 24-25, 2011 SES Toronto June 13-15, 2011 SES San Francisco August 15-19, 2011 SES Hong Kong September 20-21, 2011 SES Chicago November 14-18, 2011 Top Choices The search engines below are all excellent choices to start with when searching for information. Google Voted four times Most Outstanding Search Engine by Search Engine Watch readers, Google has a well- deserved reputation as the top choice for those searching the web. The crawler-based service provides both comprehensive coverage of the web along with great relevancy. It's highly recommended as a first stop in your hunt for whatever you are looking for. Google provides the option to find more than web pages, however. Using on the top of the search box on the Google home page, you can easily seek out images from across the web, discussions that are taking place on Usenet newsgroups, locate news information or perform product searching. Using the More link provides access to human-compiled information from the Open Directory (see below), catalog searching and other services.
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Google is also known for the wide range of features it offers, such as cached links that let you "resurrect" dead pages or see older versions of recently changed ones. It offers excellent spell checking, easy access to
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