WOF: What search engine did you use before Google?

By Jos
Feb 4, 2011
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  1. Astavista, hotbot and in the end copernic multi search search engines software that combined results from all search search engines that ware then online
  2. NickV

    NickV Newcomer, in training

    DogPile and MSN
  3. The public library.
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 625   +58

    I think my search engine progressions was something like. Yahoo-->Google-->Bing/Google(with most of my searching being done on bing)
  5. emmzo

    emmzo TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 65

    Yahoo and mostly AltaVista, as lots of people I see here and wondering why it failed.
  6. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    Before Google, I only used Altavista. Still, about 99% of my searches each day are performed using Google. And I've heared people used the term "google" for "searching the world wide web after desired content". I've even heard teachers say; "go google it if you're interested."

    And I don't believe in minting the B.G. expression (Before Google), it's just silly :p
  7. Andruku

    Andruku Newcomer, in training

    I used Yahoo, but now google
  8. I used to use Yahoo. Then I joined Google's world domination scheme.
  9. Modena

    Modena TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 182

    Lycos, yahoo, and now google.
  10. mamma.com
  11. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    Altavista and Lycos
  12. I started using internet in 2000, and I used Altavista as I remember, then I used Yahoo, but sometimes around 2002-2003 I "converted" to Google and I'm still with them, though I still use my Hotmail address that I made in that distant year of 2000... :)
  13. lycos, yahoo, webcrawler and altavista
  14. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 158

    i've used google so long, i think i was using Yahoo for search before it.
  15. edison5do

    edison5do Newcomer, in training Posts: 239

    Altavista, some yahoo, and then Google. simply the best!
  16. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech Newcomer, in training Posts: 71

  17. Altavista -> Lycos -> Yahoo! -> Google
  18. Yahoo, MSN, Altavista, Webcrawler, Dogpile
  19. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    Used Altavista, MetaCrawler, Yahoo, & Ask Jeeves. As others have said I could never seem to find the answer to all my questions with one search engine, had to bounce back and forth between them to find everything I wanted.
  20. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Had to think about it for a bit but I finally remembered it was Yahoo. Yahoo DID have the best porn searches from what I remember.
  21. fida1989

    fida1989 Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    Google all the way...
  22. All the Web before Yahoo "killed" it.
  23. "Momma" up until '96.
  24. Mamma (the mother of all search engines), AltaVista, MetaCrawler - 1998 to 1999
    Yahoo - 1999 to 2002
    Google - till now
  25. Altavista was the one I used.

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