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Search Engine Comparison Chart By Portal

Engine Name/Portal LocationEngine TypeSearches per Day/% reachSearch #s/SizeFed ByFeedsSubmission CostsLag TimeKey Ranking FactorsPackage Coverage
Yahoo!
www.yahoo.com
Directory34%> 1 M sitesMain Results: Own Database (Category matches, Web Sites)
Additional Results: Google (Web Pages)
Sponsored Listings: Overture
-$299/year (commercial sites)7 business daysGood choice of description text and categories.LVL I
MSN
www.msn.com
Directory/
Aggregate
37% Main Results: Own Database, LookSmart
Secondary Results: Direct Hit, Inktomi
-    
Google
www.google.com
Crawler Engine130M/28% Main Results: Own Database
Directory Listings: Open Directory
Netscape, Yahoo-6 weeksPage Content, Links 
AOL
search.aol.com
Aggregate22.4 Main Results: Open Directory
Additional Results: Inktomi
-    
Ask Jeeves
www.askjeeves.com
Directory4M/15.7 Main Results: Own Database
Numbered Listings: Direct Hit
-    
LookSmart
www.looksmart.com
Directory9.2 Own Database, InktomiMSN, Altavista, Excite, iWon$49 + 0.15/click, min $15/month Good choice of description text and categories.LVL I
InfoSpace (including Excite, Dogpile, Metcrawler)
www.infospace.com
 8.9       
Excite
www.excite.com
Crawler Engine  Main Results: Own Database
Directory Listings: Looksmart
WebCrawler    
Netscape
www.netscape.com
Aggregate8.2 Main Results: Open Directory
Secondary Results: Google 
     
Overture
www.overture.com
Paid Directory5M/6.9 Main Results: Paid Advertisers
Secondary Results: Inktomi
Yahoo, Altavista, Ask Jeeves, Direct Hit, Excite, Go, iWon, Lycos, MSN, Netscape   LVLI?
Altavista
www.altavista.com
Crawler Engine50M Main Results: Own Crawler
Directory Listings: LookSmart
-  $39/page/6 months 
Direct Hit
www.directhit.com
Crawler
Engine
20M Main Results: Own Database
Directory Listings: Open Directory
HotBot, Ask Jeeves, iWon, MSN, Lycos    
Inktomi
No Portal
Crawler Engine80 M -iWon, AOL, HotBot, Overture, Looksmart, MSN 2 days$39/page/year 
FAST
alltheweb.com
Crawler Engine12M -Lycos 2 days$30/page/year 
HotBot
www.hotbot.com
Aggregate  Main Results: Direct Hit
Secondary Results: Inktomi
Directory Listings: Open Directory
-    
iWon
www.iwon.com
Aggregate  Main Results: Inktomi Directory Listings:
Top 10 results: Direct Hit
-    
Lycos
www.lycos.com
Aggregate  Open Directory, Fast, Direct Hit-    
Open Directory
www.dmoz.org
Directory  Own DatabaseAOL Search, Netscape Search, Lycos, Direct Hit, HotBot, Google   LVL1?
Teoma
www.teoma.com
Crawler Engine  Own DatabaseAsk Jeeves 1 week$30/page/year 

 

For March 2002, there were an estimated 114 million Internet users online in the US at work or at home, 80 percent of whom are estimated to have made some type of search request during the month.










 
































































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