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Community Level 3father_jack

father_jack

A Search Engine That Actually Works

AdvantagesFast, easy to use, good results

DisadvantagesPoor UK searching, limited range of services

"After being a dedicated Yahoo and Altavista man- I decided to have a look at some of the other search engines available on the net. Sometime ago I started using MetaCrawler and I haven't left since! When you first visit metacrawler.com, you immediately notice its neat, simple and uncluttered layout, that the likes of Altavista, Lycos and Yahoo don't seem to be able to achieve. This layout means the search engine is an absolute doddle to use, the ..." Read review
19.07.2001

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Community Level 1digginit

digginit

Alta-what? THIS is the webs best kept secret

AdvantagesEasy to use, FAST, thorough spot on search results, minimal/no adverts

DisadvantagesNONE. Not many people using it means it runs better for people like me!

"Combine ALL the search engines you know, and it probably still wont be as good as this! Easier than Yahoo, faster than Altavista, more spot on hits than hotbot, more flexibility than dogpile.com more exciting than excite - what more could you want? The user interface has gone through many changes since I have used it. But it has never failed to the simplest and easiest to use. In no way is any information, sections or links clattered together like ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 5DiazX

DiazX

Tangled web untangled

AdvantagesComprehensive search results

Disadvantagesnone

"Metacrawler.com, as the name suggests is a meta search engine, any clearer?? In an ideal world you’d have plenty of time to quiz loads of search engines and you’d end up getting all sorts of results depending on things like ranking and whether or not the web master submitted or was accepted by the engine in question. Well a meta search engine searches other search engines so you don’t have to. Cool eh?? Metacrawler searches a dozen search engines ..." Read review
05.12.2000

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Community Level 4india1

india1

Still very good

Advantagesgood search engine

Disadvantagesnone

" I have used metacrawler search engine for a couple of years now, on and off. Although , there are some really god search engines about, I do think that metacrawler is a very accomplished site and a good search engine. Although, some of the results aren’t that good, sometimes you can find a site that other searches miss out. The homepage has changed a lot since it first started out, for the better mind you. It’s easy to follow, ..." Read review
24.02.2001

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Community Level 2chrisc559

chrisc559

No frills, just good results

AdvantagesEverything, gets the job done with no fuss

DisadvantagesNone

"Metacrawler is a search engine that searches other search engines! It is a brilliant idea and even though the name suggests it is slow (crawler), it is faster than some. It searches other engines such as infoseek, google, altavista, yahoo and others. I found out about Metacrawler through my university, as there is a link on the business school’s website. It is fantastic for searching for information on coursework or projects. It is also good for ..." Read review
03.09.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

A great way to crawl the web.

AdvantagesGood search engine

DisadvantagesNot always breinging back what you want.

"Have you ever used Metacrawler? Well you should do. Its different to other search engines. Instead of you applying to a search engine to register your site in a directory, Metacrawler searches the meta tags registered on peoples pages to find their site. when you create a page using meta tags, you store key search words such as UK,Football,sport,recreation,Wrexham,League,etc Then, the search engine at metacrawler goes of and firstly checks the ..." Read review
09.02.2001

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Community Level 2gavcruise

gavcruise

The best of the meta search engines

AdvantagesGood meta search engine.

DisadvantagesNot a very well designed site

"Metacrawler is the best of the best. It's meta search facility is certainly very capable, as it gives you very accurate results, but what makes it better than the likes of Yahoo or Excite? Well, let me explain. You can choose where your results come from: As with many search engines nowadays, you can choose where in the world your results come from. This is especially popular with British surfers who only want to know about site in Britain. So, ..." Read review
18.12.2000

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Community Level 3Scribbler

Scribbler

Stop surfing and start Metacrawling

AdvantagesVery fast, comprehensive, many useful search options

DisadvantagesMaybe just a few to many adverts

" Searching lots of search engines for a few pages is tedious. Usually the same pages crop up time and time again between them, even though you don't want them. Wouldn't it be great if a website took all of the pain out of trawling vast lists and actually searched the main search engines for you? Yes? Good-oh, this IS the site you're looking for. Within seconds, it searches all of the major search engines (including 'Google', my personal favourite) ..." Read review
05.02.2001

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Community Level 5MByford

MByford

Under rated search engine

AdvantagesWide search resource

DisadvantagesNot a very good results interface

"...is on the internet today. Metacrawler.com has by far the best search over the entire internet that I have seen. Metacrawler.com combines all of the top search engines on the net such as Google.com, Hotbot, Alta vista etc all in one. The search results are nine times out of ten very good and it gives you a very definite search depending on what you input on the search. Overall, the site is also very easy to use and you can also have the choice ..." Read review
31.01.2001

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Community Level 2NATALIA70

NATALIA70

SOMETIMES A BIT SLOW BUT

AdvantagesSearch within many sites

DisadvantagesA bit slow

"Once you use Metacrawler you will never stop. It does not replace other search engines, it uses them! It has several advanced search capabilities, including some simple selections on the main page. There are some dead sites, but for the most part the sites are either up or you will be redirected to the new site. Metacrawler is an excellent search engine for just about anything because it does utilize other search engines. You can even choose which ..." Read review
30.08.2001

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Community Level 3oniony2k

oniony2k

Search engine to find useful stuff (GUARANTEE)

AdvantagesGood, precise, accurate

Disadvantagesnon

"I think we have the same experience, using the search engine to find something but the most of the outcome are rubbish... Now try this search engine www.metacrawler.com It does help a lot in searching a lot of stuff especially some articles, literature and so forth. I am doing PhD so most of the time I need to find some relevant articles or resources from the Internet. I have tried lots of search engine but it doesn't help much. After I have tried ..." Read review
28.07.2000

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Community Level 1trailblazer

trailblazer

Metacrawler, the only choice

AdvantagesSearches many search engines for optimum results, search for images/sound/video and many others, very easy to use,can be personalised, many features

DisadvantagesNone i can think of

"I used to use other search engines until one day i stumbled upon Metacrawler, and from then on its all I use. To put it short its brilliant! You can sign up for an email account, access information about often browsed topics at the click of a button and because it searches so many search engines you get the best list of sites that meet your criteria. Also instead of just searching for webpages it can search for images, mp3s and waves (audio), ..." Read review
06.02.2001

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Community Level 2gigi1

gigi1

internet for the lazy guy out there

Advantages225

Disadvantages0

"...to. Just type in metacrawler.com and away you go. You can look up specific search engines from here or go straight for the topic you're interested in. As a University student we're asked to retrieve information on Government specific topics that date a century back, pretty obscure huh? Well when they told us about this search engine and I started to use it, I just couldn't wait to tell everyone about it. I'm sure you'll find it just as good. ..." Read review
01.04.2001

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Community Level 5begum

begum

Very reliable

Advantagesgood search

Disadvantagesbetter one?

" Metacrawler is a search engine, which searches different search engine to find you the best result. So if you were like me, and used to use the internet for research purposes, and use different search engines. Then stop, this site does that for you, It will check through google, altavista, infoseek, GoTo.com, FindWhat.com, Lycos and many more. Already this has saved me time from going from one site to another in search of the best results. ..." Read review
10.02.2001

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Community Level 6WAD1-2-3

WAD1-2-3

Good and efficient search engine

Advantagesvery good

Disadvantagesa few better ones

" I used to use this search engine quite a lot especially when we had the internet a couple of years a go. But, now there are so many good search engines that we are literally spoilt for choice. However, I still find metacrawler helpful. It’s ability to search key phrases or sentences is very good and the matches you get are very accurate and helpful. There are very few dead links if any, and you do not get swamped with thousands of matches but ..." Read review
21.12.2000

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