GOOOOOOGLE by far! With the plug-in even easier...but you should clear your search history often. I have ran into some weird, freakish things if I don't (unrelated topics, etc). I used to use AltaVista and occasionally I would use IE and type my words or phrases on the URL bar.
Google uses a much more sophisticated indexing and search system, heavily focused on results - I could give a more technical explanation if I understood more about it .
The other nice thing is that they are completely banner-free - the input interface has 3 fields: a text entry box, a search feild and an "I'm feeling lucky" link - a fun way to play the search lottery.
Another useful site is AskJeeves, which uses a natural language text interface - you can ask it "Where can I find replacement bolts for my Manik sidesteps?" (Answer: Call Tim at www.hondacuraworld.com) and it will usually find you an answer.
Do your own trial .. Pick a search word and type it in .. after you use your search engine go to the bottom of the screen and choose the competition. ( Most are linked together anyway ). Please post your results and opinions.
I will agree that the pop up ad's are a pain in the ____. But like junk Email .. Ya just hit the X or delete. If Its helping the advertising economy for me to hit the X well I'll do my share
I've been using this great little free application called 'PopUp Killer' for a couple of weeks -- it 'squishes' popups. I love it. You just have to set up some sites (lie this one) in your exclusion list so that it doesn't kill the popups from this site. Check it out....
• Obtain relevant, high quality results... fast
• Access 80 search engines all in one instance!
• Filter out irrelevant information and broken links
• Preview document
• Instant Web page translation in 7 languages
I've attached a file that was generated by copernic.
"Googol" is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. It's a very large number.
The software behind Google's search technology conducts a series of simultaneous calculations requiring only a fraction of a second. Traditional search engines rely heavily on how often a word appears on a web page. Google uses PageRank™ to examine the entire link structure of the web and determine which pages are most important. It then conducts hypertext-matching analysis to determine which pages are relevant to the specific search being conducted. By combining overall importance and query-specific relevance, Google is able to put the most relevant and reliable results first.