WOF: What search engine did you use before Google?

By Jos
Feb 4, 2011
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  1. WinXPert

    WinXPert TechSpot Booster Posts: 527

    altavista and lycos
  2. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

  3. Yahoo until a friend of mine show me a page than looked stupid and with a funny name called Google.
  4. Cota

    Cota TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Skyne... Google, then Altavista and switched back to Google
  5. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 870   +129

    I... honestly can't remember if I used anything before Google or not. I can't remember if I ever searched for anything. For now, Bing is my default search engine. I still use Google occasionally, especially when I just need more results on whatever I'm looking for (often programming stuff).
  6. TD25x

    TD25x Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    Dogpile and excite
  7. be_patient

    be_patient Newcomer, in training Posts: 105

    Metacrawler and Dogpile for me

    OUTLAWXXX Newcomer, in training Posts: 51

    Ask Jeeves and Alta Vista ><
  9. yowanvista

    yowanvista Newcomer, in training Posts: 82

  10. andreasf93

    andreasf93 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I didn't use internet before Google, so, Google. :D
  11. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Webcrawler, had the little spider logo back then.
  12. Jyrkz

    Jyrkz Newcomer, in training

    i was using IE search bar from the left side :D dont know what search it used,, i was too little, but after i found out google, dreams came true :D got my cheats for games etc.. :D
  13. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    I used just about everything that existed before Google, in fact I still use Dogpile today.
  14. Altavista ...
  15. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103

    yahoo and google but its all bing at distime for me
  16. I've always used yahoo.
  17. I first started using Dogpile. I then moved on to Ask Jeeves. I now use Yahoo! I like the customizable My Yahoo page much better.
  18. I first started using Dogpile. Used hotbot for quite some time, I then moved on to Ask Jeeves. I now use Yahoo! I like the customizable My Yahoo page much better.
  19. Johny47

    Johny47 Newcomer, in training Posts: 157

    That was so long ago, I think it was just internet explorer =/

    I really like Google.
  20. SeiveD

    SeiveD Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I think I used Altavista the most. I had tried Excite, Lycos, Hotbot and Yahoo for brief periods of time.
  21. mrtraver

    mrtraver TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 231   +9

    I very rarely use google. I used Yahoo for years, and then Bing. My IE9 default search provider is Bing.
  22. MaXtor

    MaXtor Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    I used AltaVista before Google.
  23. combination of altavista and yahoo
  24. "back in the day"....Gopher is what I used
    Then yahoo, altavista and a couple others.
    Now it's 50-50 between bing & google.
  25. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,047   +38

    Umm.. what did I use? I dont know.. I think Google erased any memories of other searchers from my brain.

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