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    Is Google the King of the SE's?

    In reading many (recent) postings, I have seen a number of references to Google's usage and the weight of which many forum users apply to Google's indexing.

    Which, leads me to ask the question:
    Is Google the King of the SE's?

    I'm looking to see what we all use the most often here. It seems like it IS the go-to source for all net-savvy characters, as it usually provides the most resourceful and accurate content.

    But, I am looking to know if it is, or is not. And if not, whom do you trust your searching to?

    Thanks all!~
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    Yes, Google is king. Not only is it the most popular, it is also the best.

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...threadid=16746
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    Sorry, Chris, but I must disagree with you. No one search engine can cover the entire Web (it is 2.6 billion sites and growing). While Google is indeed excellent, and I use it quite a bit, other search engines should be looked at as well.

    I find Alltheweb.com (FAST) to be excellent, especially for poetry and literature material. I also recommend that people use meta search engines like IxQuick and Mamma for broader searches.
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    Where can I find current statistics on sites indexed per search engines ?
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    I have to agree aspen. Google is the best. We know it doesn't cover the entire web, but surely we don't expect anyone to.

    Google is the fastest and, I think, produces the most relevant results.

    Long live king Google.

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    As a stand-alone, Google is way up there - I do like Ixquick though.

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    Never said it had every page... but it is the best.
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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    here is info on how many pages each has

    http://searchenginewatch.com/reports/sizes.html
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    I would also have to say Google, but size isn't the only factor here. I think what makes Google special is all its little goodies, like caching of pages, the Google Toolbar, etc. Google has a lot of nifty components that make it superior.

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    Google is definitely excellent, it's quality is just so amazing.. no other site, human edited or not can touch it's overall quality. I use it all of the time.. I used to be a big Yahoo person, but now I only use Yahoo to find sites that I found months ago and wanted to find again, since Yahoo, never updates anything. I get the same searches today that I got many many months ago.. that's horrible..

    Meta searches, really suck! They produce the most worthless search results!

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    Meta search engines can be very useful when you are searching a broad subject. I use IxQuick and Mamma.
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    Yes!

    In my eyes there is nothing to it,

    google kicks butt when it comes to search results, they only do one thing
    but they do it extremely well.

    That is only my point of view though

    Matthew Taylor

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    I totally agree mail... they are definitely the best of the best.

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    I would like to know what percentage of the market each search engine gets. For example, how many searches out of 1000 searches does google get?

    Does anyone have a link for this?
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    Some people are just have to want what isn't directly available to them.... actually, there is a cool website for stuff like that, but I can't remember where it was... it breaks down stuff like that as far as music sites, gaming sites, etc... It's pretty comprehensive... however, I do feel it's gotta be pretty far off, because without the complete numbers of every single engine, there's no way of being able to tell who is controlling how much of the web.. Plus, it wouldn't take into account all of the smaller search engines, like my own. ;(


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