Re: Search engine for FoRK

Keith Dawson (
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 22:53:16 -0400

>Alta Vista is just pathetic, and I've locked myself in by learning their
>searching grammar. Has anyone tried Hotbot? Is it better?

It's better. It's current, nearly. Searching grammars are easy,
I just learned them all as the new engines appeared, though the
metasearch tools make the question almost moot. Have you seen
Dogpile (nee Arfie)?

I've also had good luck with Metacrawler. Its output formatting
is slicker.