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.