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Tag: Search Engine

Cuil

Posted in Websites

Well I thought I'd give the newest search engine on the block a test, here are my first impressions after performing some searches for a few of my favourite online haunts.

My first search was for Khaosclan.com, the results where different to say the least. I would have thought that one of the returned links would be to the hompage of the website but sadly it wasn't.

So I then searched for Khaosclan excluding the suffix, yet again a direct link to our clan wasn't present, very expected results as yahoo, live & google return our website at the top for a similar search on those engines.

The News feature ( accessed by searching for news) is very basic and returned me a mixture of news websites from the UK and Austrailia. clicking the menu option for local news brought back numerous US news sites but I half expected this to be honest.

Additionally Cuil appears to have the annoying habit of adding seemingly random images next to a search result, these can vary quite alot and as far as I'm aware aren't from the website they are next to and have no relation to the linked item.

Sadly this search engine doesn't really give me what I'm looking for, If you have the time to page through to dig out what you are looking for then wonderful, but for an average user that is seeking that quick piece of information Cuil is one to avoid.