This is a list of search engines we (Polson Enterprises) have found helpful from time to time
Google now dominates the field
KartOO graphically displays and clusters its results
Internet Archive Surf old sites no longer on the web or for previous versions of current sites. The project was once known as Alexa (was at alexa.com). It now allows searching !!!!!!!! plus it shows related words and a time plot of frequency
Grokker pay search engine with graphical results, interesting
FindArticles indexes a number of consumer and online periodicals
DMOZ the Open Directory (used as an index source by several search engines)
DWOZ sort of like DMOZ, but for webmasters (lists webmaster resources)
DayPop allows searching only current events (recently posted pages)
Mooter a visual clustering engine - very helpful for finding additional search terms for google!
AY-Up uses Open Directory, allows stemming and other tools under the search option tab
MetaSearch Engines (searches several search engines)
Vivisimo and SurfWax are meta-search engines that do some additional processing of the references
Info.Com a meta search engine
DogPile combines several engines
MetaCrawler combines several engines
ZapMeta a meta search engine that uses some of the less known engines Teoma, etc
Site Flavored Google can be used to generate a google search box that returns hits from a theme (like your web page theme). Could be useful trying to sort out hits when is a band or something with same name, you could limit searches to sites like what you wanted.
Google-Set-Vista visualizing google data sets, hard to explain, great for genealogy
Google Image Search
DoubleTrust compares Google and Yahoo results, excellent
GMBMG Give Me Back My Google tries to scrub some of the affiliate links
Google Translate search in your language and find results in another (like search Spanish pages) !
SearchMash a google test site finds some images and blogs, we found it helpful
Industry Analyst Cafe search IT / technical analyst blogs
Science.Gov simultaineously searches several government databases
Bannana Slug unique way of random searching by google
Sircus Elsevier's scientific search engine
Knowledge Express fee service, but can follow up leads elsewhere
Ebiz Search experimental search engine of ebusiness sites, papers, etc
All The Web belongs to Yahoo
Dead Search Engines
Live.com the new engine from Microsoft
Talk Digger searches blogs and other sites for mention of specific URLs
Science.gov searches government materials via first.gov
YoName searches social network sites for names & email addresses
Retrevo Consumer Electronics search engine - GREAT! finds review and technical stuff NOT selling sites
Placeopedia charts geographical information from Wikipedia (find places talked about by location)
SavySearch was at www.savysearch.com Another metasearch, but it seems to find some results I cannot find elsewhere, great while it lasted, gone now.
News About Search Engines
SearchEngineWatch major portal covering the popular search engines
Search Engine Showdown compares, contrasts, rates, discusses the engines
SOME HISTORICAL COMMENTS About Search Engines- written June 2001 - Which search engine to use become a matter of personal preference and the exact task at hand. Right now (Jun 2001) I usually start with Google for some good broadband coverage and for the cached views of pages not currently available, then turn to Northern Light for its special publications and in-depth thoroughness. Metacrawler pulls several search engines together and SavySearch seems to find some weird stuff I do not dig up using the others. I suggest you give all the engines listed a try and see which ones work best for you. Most beginners like Yahoo and AskJeeves. My preferences change every few months as the engines adjust their pages and coverage. I think my favorite general search engine has changed from gopher to Yahoo to Lycos to Excite to Infoseek to AltaVisa to HotBot back to AltaVista, to MetaCrawler and now to Google, with a brief stopover at Dogpile. Teoma is coming on fast in August 2001. It works great for new technologies, but by mid September, Vivisimo was getting my attention and now DayPop allows searching only recent postings (great for current events). Now its late November and DMOZ (the Open Directory Project) is catching my attention. On Dec 11th, 2001 I discovered Alexa reborn as the Internet Archive, I thought it was gone forever, but its BACK !!! This is a dream come true. August 12, 2002 I discovered KartOO, with its really interesting graphically organized results display. Will take a while to get used to this one, but I like it. Many of the search engines are out of business, or in busines as something else. Snap and Infoseek are dozens more are now gone. As well as Alexa's unique ability to recover pages no longer posted.
Alexa has since came back to us as the Internet Archive and the big news in fall 2003, is that it is now searchable!! Also several blog search engines have come on the scene making it easier to find coverage of niche events in a hurry.
1 Meter Resolution Satellite Photos
We suggest you start with Google Earth, then move to these tools if you need more resolution.