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Re: Web Searching

I always use www.dogpile.com, it searches many search sites at once.

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>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 13:29:50 EST
>From: JVanrompu at aol_com
>Subject: Re: Web Surfing
>In a message dated 1/3/99 3:51:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, Aquatic-Plants-
>Owner at actwin_com writes:
>> Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 10:53:38 EST
>>  From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
>>  Subject: Re: Web surfing
>>  I discovered something even more
>>  important about surfing.  You will get different results using different
>>  browser sites.  The list I was returned using my standard America Online
>>  search engine was woefully inadequate compared to the lists I got from
>>  Snap.com (http://www.snap.com/) and Altavista
>>  And each of those lists had a few sites the other didn't.  On all those
>> lists,
>>  I found that there was plenty of tares in with the wheat.  I'd be
>> what
>>  other search engines are available, so I can find even more sites.
>>  Bob Dixon
>Try other engines such as webcrawler, Yahoo, HotBot, http://search.net.com
>the latter will give you options on which search engine you want to use at
>bottom of the page, there are even some search engines such as, I believe,
>Alta Vista that will translate foreign web pages into any language you
>( limited to certain languages only).
>The reason that you will get different searches with different engines is
>some web sites will only be registered with a certain search engine. Many
>search engines sent out spiders that will continuously search the Internet
>log and categorize web sites, the most sophisticated search engine I have
>told can only look at approx. half of the WWW.
>Certain engines search by meta tags, these are  titles of up to 150 words
>are used to categorize a web page ( these are buried in the source code of
>web page) and are sorted and catalogued on this, webcrawler is such an
>Others search on key words, the more of the search phrase words that are
>in the document the higher on the search list priority. When using these
>engines it is critical to enter your search phrase correctly and as best as
>Eg a search for plant for example would bring up any web pages with, garden
>plants, aquatic plants, manufacturing plants, etc., to narrow down these
>searches do a search on aquatic plants instead.
>You will also find different sites and common sites using different search
>engines and yes, you can use a search engine one day find a web site and do
>the same search on the same engine the next and not find it again, so
>those sites when you find them.
>John van Rompu