Sunday, September 21, 2008

Meta Search Engines

Meta Search Engines

Dogpile is a meta-search engine that searches the Internet's top search
engines such as About, Ask, FAST, FindWhat, Google, LookSmart, Overture
and many more. With one single, powerful search engine, you get more
relevant and comprehensive results. When you use Dogpile, you are actually
searching many search engines simultaneously.

Dogpile, founded in 1996, is the most popular Internet meta-search engine.
The site joined the InfoSpace Network in 2000 and is owned and operated
by InfoSpace, Inc. is a "smart" meta-search engine - every time you type in a
query Mamma simultaneously searches a variety of engines, directories, and
deep content sites, properly formats the words and syntax for each,
compiles their results in a virtual database, eliminates duplicates, and
displays them in a uniform manner according to relevance. It's like using
multiple search engines, all at the same time.

Created in 1996 as a master's thesis, helped to introduce
meta-search to the Internet as one of the first of its kind. Due to its quality
results, and the benefits of meta-search, Mamma grew rapidly through word
of mouth, and quickly became an established presence on the Internet.'s ability to gather the best results available from top Internet
sources and to procure an impressive array of advertisers during the
Internet boom of the late 1990s caught the interest of many potential
investors. In late 1999 Intasys Corporation (Nasdaq: INTA) invested in a
69% stake of the company and in July 2001 bought the remaining shares
and now fully owns