Search Engines You Never Knew Existed

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As a search engine junkie, I’m always pulling for the little guy with a unique idea. I love competition in the marketplace. Sadly none of these have any notable market share.

But if you were curious like me, I present Greenlane’s active list of search engines.

(Update – unfortunately the majority of these are offline now in 2020. In those cases, I disabled the link.)

· blinkx

· boing

· bookmach.com

· BOXXET

· ChaCha

· Clusty (now called Yippy)

· Ditto

· dumbfind

· exalead

· factbites

· fazzle

· Feedster

· FindSounds

· Gigablast

· GoDefy

· goshme

· GoYams

· Grokker

· IceRocket

· KartOO

· LiveDeal (Converted to a listings site.)

· liveplasma (Converted to a relationship tool.)

· Local.com

· Mojeek

· nayio

· Octora

· OiHoi Search

· Pagebull

· PlanetSearch

· Pronto.com

· Quintura

· Releton

· Retrevo (Converted to a search engine for product manuals.)

· riya

· SearchMe

· SearchTheWeb2

· sidekiq

· Simply Google

· Singing FISH

· Slideshow

· Speegle

· Sphider

· SPURL.net

· S R C H R

· SurfWax

· Swoogle

· TagJag!

· thefind.com

· Trexy

· turboscout

· UJIKO

· url.com

· VMGO.com

· Web 2.0

· Webaroo

· WEBBRAIN

· What to RENT?

· whonu?

· WIKIO

· WiseNut

· yoople

· YuFind

· ZABASEARCH

· zapmeta

· Zippy

· ZUULA

What would you add?

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Bill Sebald

Bill Sebald

Managing Partner

I've been doing SEO since 1996. Blogger, speaker, and occasionally teaching at Drexel and Philadelphia University. I started Greenlane in 2005 to help clients leverage search marketing to hit business goals. I love this stuff.

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