A9 search engine is
owned an operated by Amazon.com and has operated in Palo
Alto, CA since October, 2003. It powers the search for Amazon
and other ecommerce sites.
Altavista is a search engine company based
in Sunnyvale, CA that was the first to index every word in an
html document and store it for retrieval in 1995. Altavista
was the first multi-language internet search and invented
Babel Fish which translates pages to different languages.
AOL, LLC formerly American Online, merged
with Time Warner in 2000. They are the leading Internet
Service Providers and claim to have over 112 million unique
visitors monthly placing second in domestic web networks.
Ask.com is formerly known as
AskJeeves. Owned by IAC Search & Media, they proclaim to
be the most authoritative search engine that produces search
results not just by link popularity but by a number of
calculations to deliver the most authoritative sites at that
Allthweb.com is a search tool owned by Yahoo
that uses Yahoo's database but presents results differently;
it has a picture, video and audio search plus news.
offers metasearch capabilities and was formed in 2004 by a
company called Vivisimo in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dogpile.com, a registered
trademark of InfoSpace Inc., uses several search engines to
present results from Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live Search
(formerly MSN), Ask.com, About.com, MIVA, LookSmart and other
Excite.com is an internet portal with its
own search engine. In the 1990s it was a "dotcom" pioneer
along with Yahoo! and Netscape.
formed in 2000 and was made to index up to 200 billion pages
with a minimal approach to hardware. The company also offers
high-performance, real-time data retrieval and search engine
capabilities for partner sites.
Based in Mountain View, California,
Google.com is the
search engine giant. Google's mission statement is "to
organize the world's information and make it universally
accessible and useful."
HotBot uses Ask.com or MSN.com as a
selection for searches in its search box. It was one of the
earliest search engines, launched in 1996 as a service of
Wired Magazine. HotBot was acquired by Lycos in 1998 and
today it is a front end search engine for Ask.com and Windows
Infospace.com founded in 1996 and provides
meta searches through DogPile, FindIt! and other search
Inktomi was an earlier search
engine started in 1996 and eventually sold to Yahoo! in
Looksmart is an
online advertising and technology company providing solutions
for advertisers, publishers and consumers through
Pay-Per-Click campaigns, banners and other products through
its consumer web properties and ad distribution network;
looksmart also offers its own proprietary
"vertical", also known as "topical" or "vortal" specialty
Lycos began as a
search engine project at Carnegie Mellon University in 1994
and peaked in 1999 as the most visited web portal on earth.
Today it represents a fraction of the traffic from its heyday
in the late '90s.
is a metasearch engine that uses Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com,
About, Miva and others. Originally created at the University
of Washington it joined InfoSpace in 2000 and is still owned
and operated by Infospace.
A web design and hosting company that features a search
dmoz- is an open directory
project that submits websites by an editor's review which can
take months and many sites are rejected for not meeting the
requirements. Many search engines use the dmoz database such
as AltaVista, A9, AOL, Ask.com, Clusty, Gigablast, Google,
Lycos, Windows Live Search, WiseNut and Yahoo!.
overture.com is now owned by Yahoo! and is
part of its search marketing component.
TEOMA was acquired
by AskJeeves in 2001 and rebranded by Ask.com in 2006.
Ask.com still refers the former "TEOMA algorithm" as
WiseNut.com is a
search engine of LookSmart.com.