Types of Search Engines

General Search Engines

General search engines are most beneficial to the everyday user. They allow a user to search through multiple compiled sources for information pertaining to a certain topic.

Ex. Google (www.google.com)

*Google takes over 200 factors into account before delivering you the best results to any query in a fraction of a second.

Metasearch Engines

Metasearch engines compile a list of resources from many other search engines. This allows a user to be able to find more than enough resources when searching a topic.

Ex. MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.co.uk/)

*MetaCrawler was one of the first metasearch engines made available.

Semantic Search Engines

Semantic search engines improve the accuracy of a user's search by understanding the user's purpose. This allows a user to get accurate search results for a certain topic.

Ex. Yummly (http://www.yummly.com/)

*Yummly provides recipe recommendations that are personalized to an individual's taste.

Education Search Engines

Education search engines provide search results that are education-related, like schools, tutors, articles, classes, etc. This is very useful for users attempting to find educational information or material

Ex. Noodle Education (https://www.noodle.com/)

*Noodle Education has information for over 800,000 education providers and resources

Job Search Engines

Job search engines provide search results related to companies, agencies, jobs, and skills. They use location to find results closest to the user. This is very beneficial for users who are searching for jobs or researching them.

Ex. CareerBuilder (http://www.careerbuilder.com/)

*CareerBuilder works with 92% of the Fortune 1000.