Articles tagged in search engine

  1. Cuil the New Useless Search Engine

    Cuil Homepage Whenever something claimed to be the "Google-killer" coming out from the closet, everyone went Wow! So here we have it, Cuil, from the old Irish word for knowledge, claimed to have indexed 121 billion pages.

    Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else.three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.

    Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page.s coherency.

    Hey that is cool! The interface looks very Web 2.0'ish (gradient, rounded corners, big constrast. etc). Let's check how good it is on search. So I searched my name, Scott Yang on Cuil:

    Search for Scott Yang on Cuil

    Nice. This blog is the very last item on the SERP with a totally irrelavent image next to it. Someone's LinkedIn profile is the first result -- but not mine. And the rest of SERP? There are full of those "Scott Yang School of Obesity" links. WTF?! School of Obesity? Is it trying to tell me something?!

    I've tried to search with many specific terms and none gave me satisfactory search result. Yes -- none. At the end of the day, it does not matter whether you have indexed 120 billion pages or 120 trillion googol pages. If your SERP does not yield useful result, then you too are irrelevent. Next!