Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hybrid Search Engines

Hybrid Search Engines

Hybrid Search Engines are both crawler based as well as human powered. In plain words,

these search engines have two sets of listings based on both the mechanisms mentioned

above. The best example of hybrid search engines is Yahoo, which has got a human

powered directory as well as a Search toolbar administered by Google. Although, such

engines provide both listings they are generally dominated by one of the two

mechanisms. Yahoo is known more for its directory rather than crawler based search