Types of Search Engines

Search engines can be divided into four main types related to their function and use:

Type Descriptions & Examples
general search engines Description: easy access to billions of web pages, many special search features
Examples: Google, AltaVista
metasearch engines Description: search many popular general search engines at the same time
Examples: IxQuick, DogPile
specialized search engines Description: specialized by subject or format
Examples: Google Uncle Sam, Technorati
"new generation" search engines Description: These push the technology of what search engines can do.
Examples: A9, Clusty
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