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July 30, 2008

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Kevin D. Washburn

Have to agree with your assessment. I bookmarked Cuil to give it another try in the future. When I searched for organizations I knew, even searching by the actual web addresses, Cuil failed to find them. Whatever the search basis is, its results are not up to par yet. Have experienced similar problems with Searchme, but I do love the stacks concept. Hopefully both will improve and become worthwhile alternatives.

Jeff

I'm definitely not impressed with Cuil. Some of my standard searches don't return nearly as good results as Google.

I remember when I first heard of Google and made the switch from (what?) Hotbot....someone said that Google somehow almost always turns up exactly what they're looking for in the first few returns. I gave it a try and, bam, I was hooked. Cuil certainly doesn't provide the same experience though I am intrigued by the way that Cuil returns the results in terms of a display using column.

But thanks for that mention of Searchme. I've never tried it before. That's really interesting. It's certainly a great tool for stressing the importance of Web design as a form of SEO.

Timothy fish

Cuil leaves a lot to be desired. I did a simple search for my name, "Timothy Fish" and it came back with no results. As many times as my name shows up on the web, you would think they could have found one. If nothing else, they could have returned TimothyFish.com, TimothyFish.net or TimothyFish.org.

I then went in search of my church. It found the correct website, but it had a picture beside it of people I don't know. Perhaps it will improve with time, but right now Cuil appears to be the worst search engine out there.

Stephen Tiano

Hell, have I been asleep. I’ve stopped in over the last week at least a handful of times and never noticed your mention of Searchme. I like it. It’s simply a fun interface. More than that, I seem to come up somewhat faster than in Google, when I search “book designer,” somewhat faster still for “layout artist,” and--get this: Number One--for “page compositor.” I will definitely need to play with it more.

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