Ex Google employees new start up Search Engine Cuil Bigger might not be better

On July 28, 2008, wrote:

The new Search Start up company, Cuil, http://www.cuil.com/, is making news all over the place for claiming to have indexed three times as much of the Internet’s web pages as Google. There results are overly generic and sometimes were extremely unrelavant. And good luck getting a search that is more than two words long completed.

A search for “elevateprinting.com” yielded a generic web portal first, “Mr. Lind’s Eath Science Page” second, and “Ms. Nyland’s Trimester Exam Review” third. (http://www.cuil.com/search?q=%22elevateprinting.com%22&sl=long) Surprising to see that elevateprinting.com, Google PR of 3, was no where to be found over three sites that it doesn’t appear Google cared to index.

They also claim they need to run significantly fewer relative servers per query than Google. After getting the following error, maybe they should reconsider:

No results because of high load…

Due to excessive load, our servers didn’t return results. Please try your search again.

Overall it seems like they might have the right idea for basing results on a page’s composition and the way the content relates to itself, but in my opinion they have a *very* long way to go.

Read more at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080728/ap_on_hi_te/google_challenger


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