It Looks Like Google Has Some Good Competition!!! Check Out These Search Engines!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC

I was listening to the news the other day when something was mentioned about a new search engine. I've wanted to share the news 'cause after checking it out......especially Cuil.com, I was fascinated. My daughter had told me about another one, SearchMe.com so I checked that one out as well.  Since I am using Firefox, one of the options at the top of the search page is which search engine to use. I'll cut and paste the "look," here for all to see. What else would I search for...., but - you got it, Teri Ellis, Realtor. See what turned up - 488 results! I can only show you a snippet, but you get the idea. Let me know what you think!

Culi search

 

SearchMe.com results - a photo of my newly designed website!

SearchMe results

One of the things that is interesting to me on Cuil.com is the idea that it picks up comments made by me as well as others, and all sorts of information from my stand-alone blog, my websites, obviously posts on Active Rain, and more.

SearchMe is like a book...it opens pages which are kinda cool. Very graphically appealing.

WARNING, be SURE to spell CUIL.com right....; otherwise, an adult site pops up. Oops....

 

Pepper

Mesa, Arizona Real Estate. Call me at: 480.216-3334 for information on purchasing or selling a home in Mesa, Arizona or surrounding towns. OR email me: Teri@TeriEllis.com. Feel free to visit one of my websites: HomesAzRE.com, MoveToMesaAz.com or MoveToSunnyAz.com. Or stop by my blogs at: MesaAzRealEstateVoice; or Phoenix Valley Real Estate Blog

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Rainmaker
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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Thomas, you're probably right...; however, as a consumer, this might become a good search engine. ;-)

Pepper

Aug 12, 2008 01:25 PM #30
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Fred, good analogy! Just another tool for the consumer....google will not always be top dog I predict. ;-)

Pepper

Aug 12, 2008 01:26 PM #31
Rainmaker
93,928
C. Thompson
Loan Modification - Bethesda, MD
Loss Mitigation Cases

I am all over google but nowhere to be found on either of these search engines. Google Power!!!!!

Aug 12, 2008 04:19 PM #32
Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

Hey Teri, glad you found some alternatives to search engines.  You know I was a beta tester for Searchme about a couple months ago.  I definitely liked the Visual Search Engine effect and was amazed on how much private funding they got so quick.  I feel though Searchme is still lightyears behind Google and other top search engines as far as function and formula goes but investors think that searchme will be picked up by either Google Or Msn for the platform.

Cuil.com or Cool as they pronounce it has caught my eye as well.  The original Google Brains created this new search engine and is claiming to have more indexed pages than Google (Researchers found this false recently) now I like the concept of Ex-Google employees wanting to make another search engine but as of right now they still fail to deliver indexed results, speed and proper formulas, who knows maybe in the future they might but I am definitely keeping my eye on these two.

Aug 12, 2008 06:03 PM #33
Rainmaker
230,076
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Orlando, Florida - Lake Mary, FL
MoveToLakeMary.com or 407-758-1020

Teri... How cool is that, I had to laugh because I got a result for Debbie Winters that was quite racy... Winters is my maiden name.

Aug 12, 2008 08:08 PM #34
Rainmaker
206,187
Jerri McCombs
Advanced Virtual Assistant - Hendersonville, NC
Advanced Virtual Assistant

Thanks for the info! It was interesting to see what was out there on me. Good sites for checking ourselves out... We can see what the public sees.

Aug 12, 2008 08:37 PM #35
Rainmaker
714,638
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
How much is my Washington DC House Worth?

Thanks for the head up on spelling the name right. Don't want to make a mistake of mispelling the name while in front of a whole lot of people. I am definitely going to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 12, 2008 08:46 PM #36
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Callie, that's interesting...I wonder why? ;-)

Hey Justin, good to see you. Thanks for sharing and I would keep my eye on them as well. Definitely consumer friendly in my mind. ;-)

Debbie, be sure you don't type in Culi....'cause I did that accidentally...it's an adult site. ;-) So? You had another business before real estate, huh?

Pepper

 

Aug 12, 2008 10:29 PM #37
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Jerry, my thought exactly. I didn't even know about Cuil.....;-)

Lanre, fortunately I caught it thanks to Tracy in the first comment. ;-)

Pepper

Aug 12, 2008 10:40 PM #38
Rainer
33,109
John Ford
Security National Properties - Eureka, CA

Terri, could you please tell me the name of the adult website that popped up? For informational purposes of course...

Just kidding! I checked out Searchme.com and it is way too cool! The only problem is, it shows a main page of a website I used to have several months ago, but of you click on it, my new site pops up! I was trying to get some one to design a website for me to do this very same thing.

Aug 13, 2008 12:33 AM #39
Rainer
40,310
Howard Wilson
Wilson Than Real Estate - Santa Monica, CA

Teri, searchme.com is AMAZING!  After searching for my name and getting an extremely accurate result, I feel so...relevant.  Cuil.com didn't give me the same results, but I did like the interface a lot.  I'm going to head off and explore these sites in greater depth.  Thanks for sharing these new resources!

Aug 13, 2008 03:25 PM #40
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

John, LOL, very cute....;-) Now go and check out Missy Caulk's post about what SearchMe.com can DO. It's way awesome.! ;-)

Howard, there is a lot you can do with SearchMe.....it's a very cool search engine. Check out Missy's post..;-)

Pepper

Aug 13, 2008 03:55 PM #41
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Terri- Thanks for sharing, this is really cool.  I can see Google will be have some stiff competition in the near future

Aug 14, 2008 07:44 AM #42
Rainmaker
350,934
Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Broker

Thanks for the tips, it will be interesting to see if google remains dominant

Aug 14, 2008 08:17 PM #43
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Jennifer, you're welcome. I would imagine so....it seems as if you're number one, someone will work very hard to pass you up. ;-)

Michael, I think the other search sites will offer other benefits....so there will be more competition in the market. ;-)

Pepper

Aug 14, 2008 10:32 PM #44
Rainmaker
191,434
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Hmmmm I am ranked on page one of Google but no where on Cuil.com.  Very interesting. Thanks for sharing these sites with us.

Aug 15, 2008 09:58 AM #45
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Janice, check them out - and check out the SearchMe tip by Missy Caulk....excellent!

Pepper

Aug 15, 2008 11:13 AM #46
Rainmaker
661,097
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

I'm glad to see that Cuil is having success.  I didn't doubt that it would since the master-minds behind Google came up with this one as well.  I'm going to check out SearchMe right now to see what that one is all about.

Aug 17, 2008 09:52 PM #47
Rainer
50,814
Rich Rogala
Consistent Clients - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Marketing Coach

Thanks for sharing. It will be interesting to see how these new sites do, considering how entrenched Google is.

Aug 17, 2008 10:08 PM #48
Rainmaker
412,458
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Jim and Maria, Cuil is great and so is SearchMe....enjoy! ;-)

Rich: I think there can be more than one good search engine out there. This way, we'll get choices. ;-)

Pepper

Aug 17, 2008 11:11 PM #49
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