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Top 100 Alt Search Engines, August 2007

Read/WriteWeb network blog AltSearchEngines has just published the August Top 100 Alt Search Engine list. Here is the excel spreadsheet; the full list is on ASE.

This week AltSearchEngines also published a 3 part series defining a) What is a Search Engine? (an article by Nitin Karandikar), b) What is Not a Search Engine? (by Kaila Colbin) and finally c) What is an Alternative Search Engine? (by ASE editor Charles Knight). The third article by Charles explains more of his motives behind the Top 100 List. He notes the Monthly winners to date: GoshMe, KoolTorch, AfterVote, Quintura, KartOO, dialog.us, and Omgili this month (see below). Charles wrote:

Some of them did not even exist a year ago. One of my goals is to show my readers the ‚Äúlatest and the greatest‚Ä? search engine innovations. The motto for the blog [ASE], after all, is ‚Äúthe most wonderful search engines you‚Äôve never seen,‚Ä? and my favorite comment of all is, ‚ÄúWow! I didn‚Äôt even know that most of these existed!‚Ä?

The Search Engine of the Month for August is Omgili, an acronym for “Oh My God ILove It”! Charles wrote that Omgili represents everything he is trying to emphasize about what makes a good Alternative Search Engine:

a) It does something that the major search engines don’t – it searches conversations; over 100,000 boards, discussion groups, debates, opinions, forums and much more. To put it simply; you use Omgili to find out what people are saying about your topic.

b) It’s innovative and new; it was just established back in December and received seed financing this past April.

c) It is a full and complete search engine with its own crawler. But Omgili does not compete with traditional search engines that retrieve articles and web pages – it does one unique function, and it does it very, very well.

Also Omgili is a multilingual search engine; you can perform a search in any language.

Check out the August Top 100 Alt Search Engine list now on AltSearchEngines.

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