Search Engine Graveyard

search engine graveyard

Search Engine Graveyard

In some ways, all the old search engines are still with us. The nature of the Internet and its URLs leads to a strange life after death for many search engines. At a minimal level, any moderately popular search engine URL is unlikely to die. Someone will want the traffic that the old URL will bring in.

So what happens to the old URL? It can simply be redirected. This is the case with the old SavvySearch metasearch engine. Bought out by CNET, the old www.savvysearch.com simply redirects to CNET's www.search.com site. It is an instantaneous redirect, at least on a fast Internet connect.

AltaVista

AlltheWeb

  • Ask Jeeves
  • Deja.com
  • Direct Hit
  • Excite
  • Excite News
  • Go
  • HotBot
  • Infoseek
  • InvisibleWeb.com
  • iWon
  • Flipper
  • iWon
  • Lycos
  • Magellan
  • MessageKing
  • NBCi (formerly Snap)
  • Northern Light
  • Openfind
  • Overture
  • Teoma
  • WebCrawler
  • WebTop