WOF: What search engine did you use before Google?

By Jos
Feb 4, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Used Altavista mostly until Google came along like many here.
  2. Was there a search engine before Google? I'm no spring chicken (I can remember when computers had black screens with orange text and started at "C:" instead of a desktop) but I don't remember anything compelling before Google. I think I knew that Altavista existed but don't actually remember using it.
  3. Oh yeah (continued from reply #102) - I think I actually used WebCrawler in the 1990s
  4. lycos
  5. I have used for years now. I collects the search results from Google, Yahoo. Bing, Ask and About and presents them in a compiled page. It just doesn't make sense to use just one search engine when a metasearch engine like can collect results from multiple search engines for you.
  6. Gopher

    10 chars.....
  7. I'm using Bing more, now that Google is screwing up their results page with unusable mini-instant previews that inadvertently pop-up when I never want them too.
    Bing's ok, not the best, but it's cleaner than google.
    fyi, I used to use altavista and askjeeves
  8. I also used AltaVista but now I actually use compact GooPlusPlus more often than Google. Not only does it include all the Google stuff but also a lot more specific niche search tools.
  9. Altavista --------------------------------
  10. I can't even remember!!
  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

  12. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 95

  13. Yahoo! (which my Japanese friends tell me is still more popular than Google in Japan)

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...