Metasearch Engines

Dogpile is an example of a metasearch engine.

Ixquick page

Metasearch engines search the databases of several search engines at a time (e.g., Google, Yahoo, and Ask).

Most eliminate duplicate listings.

Usually, you have little control over search options.

smiley Best for an overview of your topic on the Web, seeing which search engines will produce the best results, and for simple searches.

frown Downside, they aren't thorough.  Most metasearch engines omit Google, which is a highly-rated search engine.

Other metasearch engines: Ixquick,, Vivisimo, and Search.com.

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