- Google (www.google.com)
- The top choice of search engine for many, Google makes heavy use of link popularity as a primary way to rank web sites, taking the logic that the best sites are accessed more frequently by users of the web.
- Yahoo (www.yahoo.com)
- One of the oldest, largest and most popular human-compiled guides/search engines to the web. A good starting point for general information or for browsing.
- Bing (www.bing.com)
- Microsoft's new search engine, includes specialized search engines for images, videos, shopping, news, maps and travel. Some search results are orangized into categories.
- Wolframalpha.com (www.wolframalpha.com)
- A specialized computational knowledge engine that draws on multiple sources to answer user queries directly. It is especially effective with number and statistic type queries.
- Ask.com (www.ask.com)
- Formerly known as Ask Jeeves. A smaller search engine that searches the web, news, blogs and images.
- cRANKy.com (www.cranky.com)
- A web search engine designed for the boomers. "The first age-relevant search engine", powered by eons.com (www.eons.com), a portal that "is all about celebrating life on the flipside of 50."
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