Changes in the Top 20 Search Engines List
April 24, 2002
The biggest mover overall is the meta-search engine MetaCrawler, rising 13 places to #4. MetaCrawler is now our recommended search engine of last resort replacing AltaVista (which falls 10 places to #18).
Two meta-search engines have been added to the list: ixQuick debuts at #8 with AllTheWeb at #9. Exiting the top 20 are DogPile and Looksmart, two search engines that now mirror other search engines rather than adding any unique value.
DirectHit has been relaunched as Teoma (#13). A fuller review of this engine is pending.
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