it’s not just google anymore

The next time you’re searching for something on the web, you may want to stop by Phil Bradley’s list of sites to find information. It’s a list of sites he uses on a regular basis when he’s looking for different types of information and there are quite a few sites on that list that are new to me.

Before Google existed, I regularly used several different search engines and directories, continually trying to get the best results. I used Yahoo, AltaVista, Excite, NorthernLight and LookSmart, to name a few.

Then Google came along and after a while, I used it almost exclusively, but that’s no longer the case. Google is not always the best solution for finding information on the web and that’s a good thing, because it will force them to continue innovating if they want to stay on top and we as users will benefit from those innovations.

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  1. Before, I used google, I used to use NorthernLight, I was fairly happy with it utnil I used Google. I was blown away by what Google had to offer some four years back? Surprisingly, I kinda like MSN Search now. So far now, it’s been that anything that I couldn’t find via Google was found by me using MSN Search.

    Comment by Teja on March 15, 2005 @ 1:07 pm
  2. I’ve heard good things about MSN search. I’ll have to try it out next time Google’s results don’t satisfy me.

    Comment by dan on March 15, 2005 @ 2:31 pm

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