New Search Engine 3x as big as Google

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  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    Today a new search engine called cuil.com (pronounced cool) was released today. It claims to search 3x as many pages as Google and 10x as many pages as Microsoft. What do you think?
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    I think they're off to a rough start.
     

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  3. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    I like their interface. Maybe they're still indexing pages! I'd be interested to see how good their results get in a month ...
     
  4. snverhallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's strange, I just tried your exact same search and I got plenty of results.

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  5. tominated macrumors 68000

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    i like the UI, especially the multi-column layout
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I still prefer google, I like a list rather than lots of square blocks of info...
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    IMO, there's no way a new company can simply appear out of no where that is better at search that Google. No way.

    Microsoft and Yahoo spend billions trying in vein to better them, where has this company come from, who are it's backers?

    They seem to have some impressive management, I just can't buy that it'll be better than what we have.

    edit: the layout of search results is horrid.

    edit2: 3x as many as Google?

    cuil - "bmw" - 57,000,000
    google - "bmw" - 308,000,000

    cuil - "apple" - 83,200,000
    google - "apple" - 561,000,000

    hmmmmm. I think not.
     
  8. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I like the look n feel, but the layout seems a tad confusing. I searched for microsoft. It display not only search results, they have "Explore by category" and a menu bar with more categories?? There's too many options to click, and I couldn't really get an overview of the search though.

    EDIT: Bug, Clicking on "Explore by categories", you get a new search but it just append those keywords to your existing search keywords. I ended up with a search of "Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Office 2007 Microsoft Office"
     
  9. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    I rather like the layout having images descriptive of the site.
    It feels intuitive but unpolished with a few bugs here and there, the potential is there but the name is off putting, i would rather see google redo its interface to something more intuitive like this than tell people to "Cull" it. google it sounds better.
     
  10. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I get this:

    We’ll be back soon...

    Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    competition is always welcome. I hope they will offer image/news search soon.....
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    anyone want to bet if they get big enough, google will buy them out? lol
     
  13. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    The site is set up by ex google engineers so i am guessing these guys had all these ideas and got miffed that google didn't want them.
     
  14. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Well I'm using this full time now, purely because it looks nice and doesn't store any personal information
     
  15. adversecamber macrumors regular

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    "Welcome to Cuil—the world’s biggest search engine. "

    How did they come to that then? Something tells me that Google is just a little bit bigger...
     
  16. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Its not bad but I prefer more results per page. Having only 10 takes ages to find anything and I cant find a way to change it.
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Not that the amount of results found to a query is all that relevant (it's accuracy that counts), but still, Cuil claims to have 121 billion pages indexed, they claim this is substantially more than Google. Yet I have yet to find a search query for which Cuil returns more results than Google, and that's with Cuil's safe search turned off and Google's turned on (can't turn google safe search off at work). That should give Cuil an advantage if it's indexes were as great as they claim.
     
  18. adversecamber macrumors regular

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    Does your employer know that you're moderating a website in their time?!
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Does it matter or is that any of your business?
     
  20. adversecamber macrumors regular

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    Yes and no - unless I am actually your employer.
     
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    Right next to the search input box is a link for 'Preferences'. Scroll to the bottom of that page and you can see a option for 'Number of Results'.
     
  22. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    I just tried searching for "Carols home" and found nothing. Google found 10 pages worth.
     
  23. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I did a search earlier and got some results. I do the same search again and I get nothing.

    This is what I get (bugger all) on the Preferences page:
     

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  24. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    Cuil

    Pronounced cool, this is the newest GOOGLE Competitor.

    They are built by former Google employees, and tout a larger index, and a different format for displaying the results.

    anyone tried it yet?

    Like? hate? think it will be a formidable competitor to the big G, or just fall by the wayside?
     
  25. NSNick macrumors regular

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    It seems to return a lot more multiple results.
     

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