Looking for something? Hey…who isn’t? You just might have found us through a search engine after all. Search engines are cool, easy to use and help you find what you are looking for. But like everything else it seems, not all search engines are the same.
People have their personal preferences for search engines. What floats my boat or tickles my ears about a search engine may not be the type of tune you want to dance to. Then again you’re only going to know if you give them a test drive.
Quite often your search engine is only as good as your ability to search. If you are having trouble searching for something, try some of our helpful tips to searching before you throw in the towel on that search engine. And with that we give you the best of the best!
Keep it simple. Want to find a bathing suit? A tropical vacation for next summer? A new car? Each of these things can be found – obviously with a different search. Get rid of excess words and simply type in the key search term you want to find (example: women’s bathing suit or new convertible car).
Give the search engine your specifics. Now that sounds contrary doesn’t it? But remember that search engines are looking at millions – if not billions of pieces of potential information for you and bringing it to you in mere seconds. Seconds! So don’t just say “car” – say “new convertible car” or “used sedan car” or “lease car in Michigan.”
Not finding what you want? Think of a different way to say it. Sometimes the word you are using to describe something is not considered the top keyword in the industry – so you’ve got to do some brainstorming to think of different words. Let’s take “bathing suit.” You could also call this “swim suit” or “swimsuit” or “bikini” or “tankini” or “tank swimsuit.” Each of those words is considered a keyword used to search by search engines. If your search comes up empty or less than successful – start thinking of other words to call what you are looking for.
I have to admit that I use Google.com everyday. Google.com seems to find what I am looking for and uses a very intuitive searching method. Remember our keyword example above as this can make a great difference in your search results. Google decorates their simple homepage in all sorts of cool and unique ways for holidays and seasonal times – even sometimes using kids art.
Search here at http://www.google.com
If you could surf the web and help your favorite charity at the same time…would you do it? We would think so! GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo! so you’ll get great results. Charities will be pleased it is easy to sign up for GoodSearch and to spread the word you are a member. So start searching and help those in need!
Search here at http://www.goodsearch.com/
At Lycos you are encouraged to “Go get it!” with their pointer dog, on the ready to help you find it. Convenient thumbnail images help you see what Lycos has found for you. This search engine is intuitive and easy to use.
Search here at http://www.lycos.com/
Now here is a search engine where you can earn points towards gift card at some of the most popular stores around. A great system we think – especially with just how many searches most of us do in a day or week. Join MyPoints and install their toolbar to use as you do searches to collect points towards a gift card.
Search here at https://www.mypoints.com
People like Dogpile because it combines many of the best search engines all into one great big search engine! How easy and convenient for any one to use. Search lots of search engines all at once using Dogpile and get great results.
Search here at http://www.dogpile.com/
This is another popular search engine with many. Well-organized and easy to use. Type what you are looking for in the box at the top of the web page. MSN will help you find what you are looking for!
Search here at http://www.msn.com/