Community Quote

I have tried many search engines and this is one that I have been checking out. The site loads fast and then you are greeted with loud, awful colors that is enough to turn me off to start with but I decided to give it a chance. After some of the other search engines I have used this one ... Read review

User reviews »

1-5 of 17 reviews Show all reviews Show most helpful reviews first Newest first

 

Community Level 5Rosie6349

Rosie6349

What's so hot about it

Advantagesnot many

Disadvantageslimited search

"I have tried many search engines and this is one that I have been checking out. The site loads fast and then you are greeted with loud, awful colors that is enough to turn me off to start with but I decided to give it a chance. After some of the other search engines I have used this one looks like a mini search engine. There are news headlines, stock quotes, e-mail addresses, discussion groups, white pages, and yellow pages to search through. There ..." Read review
02.12.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3sailormn

sailormn

Good search

AdvantagesFast search, good results

Disadvantagesnone

"I usually use hotbot for surfing on technical terms, shopping as well. It seems that hotbot has teamed up with lycos since the search engine brings me to a http://www.hotbot.lycos website. Nevertheless, it always returns at least a search or give further suggestions in refining my search area. In one of the articles I have read, hotbot is the most popular search engine used by surfers. It's search response is fast and not a hassle at all compared ..." Read review
25.07.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2flopsy

flopsy

Serviceable If Not Brilliant

AdvantagesBrings up quite a good variety of sites

DisadvantagesOften brings up broken links

"Hotbot is the search engine I use most often, more for convenience than any other reason. Although it can be slightly slow at downloading results it is an adequate for giving a broad overview of different web sites. I do find it does bring up quite a number of dead links which can be quite annoying and it doesn't appear to be updated all that often. I understand from web designers it is a difficult search engine to be indexed by although this could ..." Read review
23.07.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2stevesm

stevesm

Hot Botty!

AdvantagesEasy to use.

DisadvantagesNone

"Hotbot.com is a nicely laid out search engine. The search field in in the correct place so that almost any browser will open it ready to use. In common with some other search engines, results include other links apart from actual web-site links. Unlike some other search engines, they aren't overpowering and are sometimes even helpful. One thing I would of like to of seen is a feature that Lycos uses to great effect. It has the sets of links available ..." Read review
13.07.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 1biopak

biopak

Getting slightly old now

AdvantagesColourful, Easy to use

DisadvantagesSlow, Too much Junk

"I used to use hotbot all the time, It was even voted the best search engine. However, it is now getting very old and slow and is having problems finding sites becasue there is so much junk in there. HotBot Is very nicely presented with an interesting colour scheme, but it is jsut getting a bit too old now. If I were you, i would use altavista instead, much faster and easier. Hotbot often comes up with dead links, old links, information not relevant ..." Read review
30.07.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Show all 17 reviews

Sponsored links

Product Information for "hotbot.com" »

Product details

Type Search Engines & Directories
Domain Extension .com

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 13/07/2000

Compare hotbot.com to other similar Web Services »

similar by Type (Search Engines & Directories)
You can earn a dollar if you're lucky. You can also brush up on HTML knowledge.
Where to begin? (*)
Large database, powerful advanced search
Not the biggest, lots of commercial distractions (*)
professional layout, good image search
dull layout could be more fun/attractive and searching not as accurate as google (*)
Searches many engines at once, quick
Not the best selection of search engines to choose from (*)
similar by Domain Extension (.com)
It is fast and effective with more uses than just chat
Can be exposed to some nuisances from time to time (*)
Good for a laugh, meeting new people and making friends
Chatrooms are rubbish and some links dont work without cool tools (*)
New,Freshen up,More Stable,legal,
limited mp3,subscription,some delay probs (*)
Easy to use, Passport style universal login. Many features.
Expensive, lack of control (*)
Nice idea
Don't like the idea people can look for me online (*)
similar by Name (A-Z) (H)
Free and easy to use.
Not enough space. (*)
OK speed; can use the web and the phone; Fast connection times
Inflexible; tech service can be poor; terrible movies (*)
Cheap, Fast & Affordable
None So Far (*)
Salesman are keen to sell services to you. They provide an account which includes the use of both WInNT and Unix server in the one account
Expensive services and absolutely everything possible has a charge! Salesman sometimes mislead to gain extra sales. (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members


Are you the manufacturer / provider of hotbot.com? Click here