Monday, January 28, 2008

A serving of Google, a drop of Yahoo, a pinch of Windows Live and a generous helping of What's your best recipe for web search?

Most people are reliant on one or two search engines to find their information on the internet, and the name that most frequently crops up is Google. Google with its wonderful PageRank algorithm has led the way in this area, but Yahoo! and Windows Live have been focusing their efforts and are closing the gap on the quality of the search results. But try searching for something on each of these search engines, and you'll find that the results vary quite significantly.

There's also some initiatives towards the use of human editors and contributions from the social community and media. These alternatives do present their own advantages, as results from these search engines take advantage of human expertise as well as the wisdom of crowds. However, they lack the depth and scale provided by the major algorithmic search engines.

So why not get the best of both worlds? FuzzFind Web Search is a web search mashup that combines the best of the major search engines (Google, Yahoo Search, Windows Live Search) and social bookmarking sites (
What's more, why not mix and match the best results from each of these sources according to your preference? You can change the 'recipe' of the search by adjusting slider bars.

Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

FuzzFind Web Search

1 comment:

Karl Foxley said...

I've just added FuzzFind to my search provider list (in Chrome) because it is a great way for me to see how well sites are performing across the search engines.



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