Thursday, May 19, 2011

META SEARCHING: THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY

by: Derek Taylor


First, a definition. Meta Search - A track down tool that queries some track down drives and/or web directories concurrently and returning the results in a single merged items without the double links.
Confused? Let me give you an example. Let's say there is a meta track down drive you have newly found that searchs couple drives, say Google and Yahoo. It tracks down both of these track down drives and afterward returns the merged results to you, without any replicates (results that arise on both engines). Sounds orderly , huh? Well, there are pros and cons with meta tracking down that the user ought be aware of in lead to generate his tracking down as effectual as possible.


THE PROS

Meta tracking down is speedy, and saves extensive time for the user since you may query some drives and directories concurrently alternatively typing in a single query in every track down drive that you expect to receive results. Webmasters will pinpoint meta tracking down extremely valuable in investigating their site's page listings, backlinks, keyword position, etc. Any other profession that is research-oriented would also pinpoint meta tracking down a must-have.


THE CONS

Most, not all, meta searchers do not sanction site submissions. This is because bulk do not continue their have database of page listings. They basically receive results from other track down engines. Because bulk meta searchers query anywhere from 4 to 12 drives and directories concurrently, and not all of them will sanction Boolean tracking down, many meta searchers thus not able to sanction Boolean searching. (Boolean seaching is the exercise of operators such as AND, OR, source tags, and plus/minus symbols.)


THE META SEARCH ENGINES

Meta track down drives come in a assortment of forms. The yardstick meta quester basically queries some drives and returns the results on a single page. Others return results from each drive queried separately, either splitting them on a single page or possibility multiple
browser windows, each containing the results from a dissimilar engine. And another breeding, commonly known as all-in-one track down, also sanctions you to query many dissimilar drives, but just one drive at a time.


STANDARD META SEARCHERS: OLD SCHOOL

These are numerous "oldies but goodies." These drives have been round object for years and are fairly popular.

http://www.dogpile.com - DogPile
http://www.mammma.com - Mamma
http://www.metacrawler.com - MetaCrawler
http://www.metasearch.com - MetaSearch
http://www.metaeureka.com - MetaEureka
http://www.multimeta.com - MultiMeta
http://www.search.com - Search.com
http://www.supercrawler.com - SuperCrawler
http://www.webcrawler.com - WebCrawler
http://www.vivissimo.com - Vivissimo
http://www.zapmeta.com - ZapMeta


STANDARD META SEARCHERS: NEW SCHOOL

Below you will pinpoint numerous excellent cases of newer meta track down engines. Many include nifty attributes for drew near searching.

http://www.clusty.com - Clusty
http://www.ez2find.com - ez2find
http://www.huntitout.com - Hunt It Out
http://www.iboogie.com - IBoogie
http://www.intelibuzz.com - Intelibuzz
http://www.ithaki.net - Ithaki
http://www.ixquick.com - IxQuick
http://www.killerinfo.com - KillerInfo
http://www.myprowler.com - MyProwler
http://www.turbo10.com - Turbo10
http://www.webclust.com - WebClust
http://www.windseek.com - WindSeek


ALL-IN-ONE SEARCH PAGES

Below you will pinpoint numerous excellent cases of what I call all-in-one track down pages.

http://www.allsearches.net - AllSearches
http://www.multi-search-engine.com - Multi-Search-Engine
http://www.queryster.com - Queryster>
http://www.search22.com - Search22
http://www.searchalot.com - Searchalot
http://www.searchezee.com - SearchEzee
http://www.portprophecy.com - Port Prophecy

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About the author:

Derek Taylor is the manager and web designer of Port Prophecy (http://www.portprophecy.com), an all-in-one meta track down site that sanctions the user to select from hundreds of track down drives and directories to query. Mr. Taylor also is a frequent contributor to many forums and broadsheet covering on the Internet and donates time editing for human-edited directories. This written material you have read may be reprinted by anyone as prolonged as credit is given to the author.

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