Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A new search engine

One of the very first web search engines was Alta Vista. It was pretty cool to find information you were looking for from some where on the internet. I used it for awhile, it seems like about a year. Friends were telling me about Google, but I was happy with Alta Vista.

Then one day I decided to give Google a chance. I never turned back.

There are many search engines now.

A new one was just announced - Cuil, pronounced "cool." So far it seems OK. The founders claim they are searching more web pages than Google.

One thing in its favor, the search for "why homeschool" turned up several links to our blog!

Technorati tags: Alta Vista, Google, Cuil, search engines


Sandra Foyt said...

You must be doing something right! I couldn't find my blog on Cuil. But, it seems I'm not the only one who doesn't think Cuil is ready for prime time. See the ReadWriteWeb review at

Henry Cate said...

Hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling has helped us. Google notices all the links to our blog from a large variety of other blogs and I think this helps.

We get a lot of traffic from Google. If I could just improve my writing I think we'd get more return traffice.