Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5
Subscribe

Search Party

New tools to find what you need

By
This story appears in the July 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Does the Web need yet more ? Entrepreneurs behind two recently birthed engines think so, because their tools are different from those like (www.google.com) and AltaVista (www.altavista.com). EliteSeek (www.eliteseek.com) is a meta search tool, meaning it queries traditional engines on other sites-in EliteSeek's case, from sites like Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) to AllTheWeb (www.alltheweb.com). But unlike other meta search tools (such as Dogpile, www.dogpile.com), EliteSeek gathers the top results from all the engines it queries on a single page, rather than displaying results engine-by-engine. That should speed up finding what you want.

Clickey (www.clickey.com), by contrast, aims to be lean and fast. It limits its results to only the top-level domains which, put in plain English, means only one URL per company. That policy dramatically slices the numbers of sites your searches will find, and trial-and-error will tell you if the abbreviated results still deliver what you want. When it does, results will definitely come up much faster than you're used to.

Continue reading this article - and everything on Entrepreneur!

We make some of our best content available to Entrepreneur subscribers only. Become a subscriber for just $5 to get an ad-free experience, exclusive access to premium content like this, and unlock special discounts.

Entrepreneur Editors' Picks