July 28, 2008
New Search Engine Cuil
The new search engine, Cuil, debuted Sunday night. The servers are running slow because of the interest in the offering from ex-Googlers. Reviews are starting to pop in, and here's one from PC Magazine. The notable features are that it purports to have indexed approximately 120 billion web pages compared to the estimated 40 billion pages in Google, and a display of pages based on relevancy. The results page is also fairly attractive in layout and display.
I tried it by looking for a web site I maintain for music projects by me and friends of mine. The name is fairly unique, though I won't mention it here as I'm not promoting it to anyone. The search for it in Cuil brought up erratic results based on name variations, and a search for the proper name in quotation marks brought up nothing. This is likely due to the newness of the engine, though with three times the number of pages in Google, one would hope a search based on an uncommon name would bring that item to the fore. I even checked Windows Live Search just in case (Microsoft's share of search just went up .000000000001% based on that search) and yes, my site was there. I am indexed, therefore I am.
Try Cuil out for yourself here. By the way, Cuil, as is my music site, is indexed in Google. Look it up. [MG]
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