Metasearch Engines

   

Ixquick page


Metasearch engines, like ixquick, search the databases of several search engines at a time (e.g., HotBot, Excite, and Yahoo).

Most eliminate duplicate listings.

Usually, you have little control over search options.

Other metasearch engines include Dogpile, Clusty, MetaCrawler, and Surfwax

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 Downside, they aren't thorough.  Most metasearch engines omit Google, which is a highly-rated search engine.