Saturday, August 09, 2008

Web Search Engine's (otherthan GOOGLE!)

Google has changed the way we surf internet, Everyone needs information and the easy way to access information is GOOGLE.It has dominated the whole search engine market and online advertising. But its the perception which really matters , i mean the emotional connection with their customers is really impressive. Well as I am a startup enthusiast ,I did some research on new emerging search engines already available in the market, and found few of them which I feel, are better than google (although some of them use google api's :-p), I was really amazed :-o......... Take a look and feel free to comment :-)

"Searchme lets you see what you’re searching for. As you start typing, categories appear that relate to your query. Choose a category, and you’ll see pictures of web pages that answer your search. You can review these pages quickly to find just the information you’re looking for, before you click through."

Links :

See their demo video:

This is also an amazing search engine which displays the search results on a map , which shows the connection between different pages for the search keyword.Try it out, it rocks :-)

Links :
*Article on KartOO

Interesting video on Visual Search Engines check it out


"Oskope is a free online service developed by oSkope media gmbh in Zurich and Berlin. A great team of highly talented and skillful people worked on this project." You can search you favourite videos on youtube or a product in amazon in a unique way.... search and have fun :-)

"Viewzi is a new and highly visual way to search that brings all your favorite stuff together in one place. " There are different views where you can view the search results, "Web Screen shot view", Simple Text View, Time line view, 3D photo cloud view...... many more , go ahead and check it out! :-)

"Visualization becomes the center of user experience replacing antiquated listings and Boolean strings" The search results are in form of tag cloud, and has a relation between each tag and the links are displayed when clicked on keyword.

*How quintura works?

"Facesaerch is an image search engine for faces powered by Google. All images (thumbnails) are provided, hosted and managed by Google. Facesaerch RSSflow visualized free available RSS feeds. All images are provided and managed by respective feed owners."

Facesaerch - Search for faces


Anonymous said...

try ..Powerset

Lakshman Srikanth said...

hi sharath, i used powerset and i think its not as good as the search engines i have mentioned!

Thanks a lot :)

Shiv Shankar Hirisave said...

You know a lot these don't make it to the news... there was cuil... but not that conspicuous...

Loved the post...

Face search said...

hi, if you are into visual search give face search a try (i want into the list, too,,,) plus watch your blog RSSflowed. hope you like it

Himanshu Sheth said...

Nice article Lakshman.One thing which is to be thought of is "How would the search engines earn money?".Technology is one aspect and revenue model would be a different part.

Try Mahalo which is also nice.The advertisers still stick with Google so IMHO a long way to go for search engines.

Would love to hear your opinion on the same.

-Himanshu Sheth

Anil.Pai said...

Something New is Good !
Searchme looks to be good, but still am addicted to GOOGLE !!!

Got GOOG ??

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@face search - Thanks a lot for the comments and especially the rssflow its really impressive :-), i have included your Visual SEarch engine also ....

Hi himanshu - Well i guess , search engine's like had a different revenue model, Well Google has acquired the whole SE market! its a challenge to break that google barrier.... nice to see your comments :-) thanks
Sorry for late reply, as i was out of station!

Anil - try out kartoo, it also rocks... yeah addiction! Everyone is addicted to Google! Thanks for the comments anil :-)

Kartoo said...

Thank you for including Kartoo, check out the new interface with an online reputation barometer, feel free to contact us if you would like more details.
Regards, Kartoo Team