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 Home > Best Search Engines > Best Overall  > Update

Changes in the Top 20 Search Engines List

April 24, 2002

Our top three choices remain the same: Overture is #1, Yahoo! is #2 and Google is #3. However, outside the top 3, we've made the largest changes ever here at SquirrelNet.

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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Top 20
Search Engines
  1. Google
  2. Answers.com
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Clusty.com
  5. MetaCrawler
  6. MagPortal
  7. ixQuick
  8. Netcraft
  9. Kartoo.com
  10. Teoma
  11. About.com
  12. MSN Search
  13. Mamma.com
  14. BlogDigger
  15. AOL Search
  16. AllTheWeb
  17. Search.com
  18. Lycos
  19. AltaVista
  20. AskJeeves

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