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Alternative search engines

Using alternative search engines to Google, may find you results that the google search did not retrieve, and may feature different ways of sorting and filtering your results.

Dogpile is a meta search engine; it runs searches over a number of different search engines (including Google) and gives you all the results at once.

Yahoo is a search engine and also provides its traditional directory of sites, compiled by humans.

AllTheWeb is another popular rival to Google which will give good, relevant results.

Bing is Microsoft's Search Engine, featuring good travel information, a convenient preview pane and a sophisticated visual/image search,

Search engines that look for people

PIPL - Searches the web for an individual's contact information. Search by name, phone number, email etc.

Spock (aka Intelius) - Also gets good results, will show any contact and some biographical information about an individual that is online.

 

Video Search

Truveo searches video content on the web by categories, channels and search terms.

Blinkx allows you to select a wide variety of categories, plus keyword searches.

Youtube searches the vast Youtube site for videos, with a range of complex filters. Youtube only searches the videos on the Youtube website, it does not search the web

When you run your search, you can select the filters at the top left. This will give you a range of options to filter your results, including:

  • Duration
  • Time
  • Features
  • Quality
  • Close caption options

 

Photo and Image searching

FlickrYou can search the Flickr site for photos and images, including creative commons images.

Creative Commons: a hub for finding free to reuse  images

Pixabay: image database for stock images and photos

Unsplash: Reusable images