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Community Level 2Black_Knight

Black_Knight

Less Spam, by design.

AdvantagesLess irrelevant listings in commercial categories than almost any other search engine.

DisadvantagesNon commercial stuff is just the same Inktomi database you find in many other search engines.

"...up with cash. At goto.com the top-most listings are in order of how much each company was prepared to pay for EACH click on their listing. As a result, a company will carefully select the search words that most apply to their product. After all, if lots of people click, but are not interested in buying then the company is actually going to lose a lot of money. Of course, for quite a lot of searches there isn't really a 'product' or service to ..." Read review
11.07.2001

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

The Pros and Cons

Advantagescommercial portal.

Disadvantagesunreliable results, pay to list.

"GoTO is a great search engine for certain things and a terrible one for others. This review should help you make best use of it. Goto requires sites listed to pay for their position on the search results (nots for site promoters later). As a result, you will only find commercial sites on this engine. Furthermore, sites owners chose the keywords that will pick them up in a search. Many of these are not used acuratly - for example of you type in ..." Read review
24.05.2001

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Community Level 2NATALIA70

NATALIA70

You can go here

Advantagesgood fast

Disadvantagesnone

"...web master/marketing point of view, GOTO.com is a saviour. The arbitrary nature of the majority of search engines makes GoTo.com a welcome change and a necessary evil. First you have to understand that GoTo.com is a search engine that auctions off the top positions of keyword search results to the highest bidder. So if you search "dog drool" the first results you will see will be those of companies or webmasters who have bid to have their site ..." Read review
30.08.2001

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Community Level 2Lad

Lad

It should go to ........

AdvantagesNot many

DisadvantagesCommercialising the web

"Services like Goto are in danger of totally ruining the web. This search engine works, not by relevence, but by how much web site owners pay to have their site included. Try it for yourself with a search word like 'Yahoo'. You would expect to find Yahoo.com at least in the top 10 right? Not with Goto you won't, but you will find 10 irrelevant sites that have paid for the 'yahoo' keyword. This type of search engine will eventually kill off the non-profit ..." Read review
23.07.2000

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Community Level 7ashford

ashford

A good search engine !

AdvantagesPopular. Seems to have good coverage of Asian web sites

DisadvantagesNot as quick as some

"I use many search engines but being based in Malaysia and often searching for web sites in Singapore,Malaysia,Japan and Australia as well as UK and US,I tend to rely quite heavily on goto.com.I find its coverage of sites in these countries is good and superior to that of several other major search engines. Of course each of the major search engines have their pros and cons and sometimes there are advantages in using the meta search engines such as ..." Read review
08.07.2000

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Community Level 2MarketWatc...

MarketWatcher

Good

AdvantagesOriginal

Disadvantagesanother search engine

"Goto.com has a lot of new lists, many could not be found in Yahoo. Goto.com's homepage however seems to be a bit monotonous. At first sight it may not be obvious that Goto.com is another search engine. The filing system look makes it easy to figure out where you are going to, eg. the Search, the Shopping and the Auctions. The homepage for the Search is good since I get an overview of what I am looking at without having to scroll down to see what the ..." Read review
28.07.2000

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Community Level 2Smith24

Smith24

Most People know about goto.com

Advantagesgood for the advertisers

Disadvantagesnot that accurate listings

"Unless you are an internet search engine novice you will know how goto is slightly different from most other search engines. Companies can pay for results so when you search you do not necessarily get the best match to your query but you get the company who pays the most for that spot. But its not like this fact is hidden, it is quite visible to all users of the site and nearly all first time users to the site I am sure will notice this. Goto ..." Read review
31.01.2001

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Community Level 6WAD1-2-3

WAD1-2-3

Go to it

Advantagesok

Disadvantagessee text

" The site that powers result. I visited the site and immediately picked up a bad impression, the homepage is too bright, unlike yell.com it’s quite irritating yellow I ever think there could be. The site is probably better for comparing shopping prices before you buy that anything else. It can compare over 100 prices and therefore like kellkoo.com proved a ver valuable service. Which will save you time and money. They also have a really good search ..." Read review
28.12.2000

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Community Level 2mattie542

mattie542

Goto what you want

AdvantagesGet more professional sites, saves you time

DisadvantagesCan be filled with people advertising other sites

"Goto is a search engine which encourages websites to 'bid' for a position on the search engine. When you conduct a search, the sites that have paid the most will be viewed first. This means that you should get a listing of sites which are professional and not just a waste of time. This means it should take you less time to find the information you want. Goto UK has been recently launched and is great for searching for sites pecific to the UK. ..." Read review
20.01.2001

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Community Level 5sid

sid

DISAPPOINTING

Advantagesread text plz

Disadvantagesdull, slow etc

"The site's motto is: "We power results' so they try to aim for us to be one click away from what we are looking for. DOES IT WORK Well, yes and no. The matches are quite accurate but most are American sites, so they contain a lot of waffle about nothing I am afraid. The matches take ages to open, If you try to open your fourth match, it will take long, your six match even longer. So, unless it's your first match, you'll have a lot waiting ..." Read review
07.01.2001

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Community Level 1philstone

philstone

Try it

Advantagesfast, reliable

Disadvantagesadvertising

"When you look for a search engine, you look for one which is fast, reliable, accurate and of course, one which presents the info you request in a reasonable manner. Well now i suggest you try goto.com. It meets all my criteria, in that it is fast reliable and accurate. One disadvantage however is the amount of advertising on the page. When data is presented, it is not in order of matching the seach you entered, but rather the amount companies ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 2bssb

bssb

I like it!

AdvantagesFilters out 'rubbish'

DisadvantagesStill Americanised like many others

"Goto.com is one of the simplest search engines i have come across. You quite literally type in the name of whatever you are looking for and it, well, erm, finds it! It is very quick and the results are usually what you are after. The only real problem is that it can find too much 'useful' information! Its like that old saying - everything in moderation!! You also have the facility to narrow your search and find what you are after quicker. ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Community Level 2franglais

franglais

Not the best search engine...

Advantagespopular

Disadvantagesunfair, unreliable results

"...their popularity or by relevance. Goto.com rates its results according to how much people have paid to have their site come up first. This turns the site into a sort of advertising machine - that doesn't necessarily present you with the best possible results. This means that rich companies can afford to pay these prices and therefore get richer, whereas the single person running his/her own website - which, in many case, provide more honest information ..." Read review
14.06.2000

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Community Level 2rushtond

rushtond

Adverts over aim.

Advantagesquick

Disadvantagesadvertising

"This search engine i have found only to be good if you go to about the third pageof results to find what you are looking for. Anything before this just seems to be advertising companies that have paid them. you will always seem to get the same top three answers no matter what you ask and can end up being very annoying. My other complaint about his search engine is that it allows people to have theirsite and the same page on it as many times overs ..." Read review
23.07.2000

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Community Level 1DEG

DEG

REALLY GOOD SEARCH ENGINE

AdvantagesFIND WHAT YOU REALLY WANT FAST.

DisadvantagesNONE

"I FIND GO TO.COM VERY EFFICIENT, BECAUSE IT GOES DIRECT TO WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR .YOU CAN GET FILTERD RESULTS WHICH CUTS DOWN THE RUBBISH YOU DO NOT NEED,YOU CAN TYPE ANYTHING IN THE SEARCH AND YOU WILL ALWAYS GET AN ANSWER.ITS ALWAYS IN MY FAVOURITES LIST.I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH SPEED OF SEARCH OR RESULTS OR DOWNLOADING FROM THIS SITE .I HAVE RECOMMENDED THE SITE TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS IT ALWAYS GIVES YOU WARNINGS OF SECURITY ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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