Sites which offer ways to search the Internet for information, or describe or discuss ways to search it.
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Age of Dot Com
Links to search resources including start pages, integrated search forms, portals, engines, guides, and directories. Offers both a simple links page and a directory with descriptions and ratings.
Categorizes thousands of the most useful topic-specific directories and databases, with descriptions.
InFoPeople: Best Search Tools Chart
Comparison of selected search engines and directories by content and features.
Since 1994, the Internet Scout Research Group (Scout) has focused on developing better tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
List of Search Engine Lists
A lists search engines, metasearch engines, people/image/video/social search engines.
Search Engine Colossus
Directory of hundreds of search engines, organised by country and topic.
Search Engine History
Information on early technologies, directories, vertical search and search engine marketing. Provides a number of links for further reading.
Search Engine Relationship Chart
Bruce Clay's pictorial view of how search engines provide data to partner engines and directories. [PDF]
Search Engine Showdown
A user's guide to Web searching with features, comparative analysis, strategies, discussion, news and reviews.
Search Engine Watch
A guide to search engine marketing and search engine optimization. Forums, reviews, articles, ratings, and frequent newsletters. Paying members receive access to extra content.
Search Engines Index
Search Engines from every country in the world collected and maintained by two Danish journalists.
Search Tools for Web Sites and Intranets
Provides information, news and advice about web site searching technology. Includes a guide, search tools list, glossary, and opportunity to compare searches of its own site by different tools. Offers a free monthly email newsletter.
Search forms for the most effective engines in dozens of categories from Robert Skelton. Includes reviews, ratings, webmaster tools, and tutorials.
The Ultimate Search Engine Links Page
A directory of search engines: general, metasearch, pay-per-click, children's, subject, country and people search. All are described and can be rated.
Web Search University 2009
Conference for Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies, held September 14-15, 2009, Washington, DC. Includes registration and past event schedules and speakers.
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