Search Engine Statistics

Search Ratings as of September 2001

Biggest, Fastest:

Alltheweb Runner-up: Google

Coolest, Easiest, Most Fun:

Ask Jeeves

Most Comprehensive Results:

Google

Highest Overall Usability Rating:

Google Runner-up: Yahoo

Best Search Engine For Kids:

Ask Jeeves For Kids

Most Relevant Results:

Google Runner-up: AltaVista

Most Likely to Find a Hit When Others Can't:

Northern Light Runner-up: AltaVista

The source for this information is http://www.monash.com/spidap.html#ratings

 
 

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AltaVista

Main results from own crawler
Directory listings from LookSmart

Ask Jeeves "Ask" links from own editors
Numbered listings from Direct Hit

AOL Search

Main results from Open Directory
Secondary results from Inktomi

Direct Hit
(owned by Ask Jeeves)
Main results from own database
Directory listings from Open Directory

Excite
(also owns WebCrawler)

Main results from own crawler
Directory listings from LookSmart

FAST
(owns AllTheWeb & Lycos is also a significant investor in FAST)
FAST operates a crawler that
power other search engines

HotBot
(owned by Lycos)

Main results from Direct Hit
Secondary results from Inktomi
Directory listings from Open Directory

Inktomi Inktomi operates a crawler that
powers other search engines
iWon Main results from Inktomi
Directory listings from LookSmart
Top 10 results from Direct Hit
Google Main results from own crawler
Directory listings from Open Directory
GoTo

Main results from paid advertisers
Secondary results from Inktomi

LookSmart

Main results from own editors
Secondary results from Inktomi

Lycos

Some main results from Open Directory
Some main results from FAST
Some "Popular" results from Direct Hit

MSN Search
(owned by Microsoft)
Main results from own editors & LookSmart
Secondary results from Inktomi
Top 10 results from Direct Hit
Netscape Search
(owned by AOL)
Main results from Open Directory
Secondary results from Google

Northern Light

Main results from own crawler
Open Directory
(owned by AOL)
Main results from own editors

Yahoo

Main results from own editors
Secondary results from Google

The source for this information is http://searchenginewatch.internet.com/reports/sizes.html

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