Monday 25 January 2010

Search engine comparison

A new site called NoBrandSearch is an experiment to compare the core competencies of all the search engines in the market. Every time you search you will get two anonymous sets of search results side by side. Click on the result set you like the best, and you will get the name of both search engines. The idea is that this will give you an unbiased idea of the search quality of search engine like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc. The site was developed by Hakia, which describes itself "as a general purpose "semantic" search engine, dedicated to quality search experience... Hakia’s semantic technology provides a new search experience that is focused on quality, not popularity. hakia’s quality search results satisfy three criteria simultaneously: They (1) come from credible Web sites recommended by librarians, (2) represent the most recent information available, and (3) remain absolutely relevant to the query."

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