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Search.com


http://www.search.com/

     
Language English



Launched 1996
Closed No



Developer Dreilinger, Daniel



Country of Origin US America



Owner
1996 - [...] CBS Interactive Inc. (2008, CNET Networks was acquired by CBS and the assets were merged into CBS Interactive)



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Meta SeEn



Used SeEn Unknown



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Created at: Colorado State University Created by: Daniel Dreilinger Owner: CNET / 2008, CNET was acquired by CBS and merged into CBS Interactive
Danny Sullivan (2004): Search Engine Timeline »March 1996 - Search.com launches.« ---------- »May 1997 - Search.Com relaunches, partners with Infoseek to provide listings.« Source
Sherman, Chris (Mar 22, 2005): »Search.com is a meta search engine operated by CNET. It offers both web-wide search and a wide variety of specialty search options. Search.com absorbed SavvySearch in October 1999. SavvySearch was one of the older metasearch services, around since May 1995 and formerly based at Colorado State University.« Source
Majhi, Sudip (February 11, 2016): »Search.com is popular because of simplicity and great number of features. It shows search result just like Google. You will get search result on your left hand side and ads on right side. The related search terms will be shown on your right hand side. All these things make the page like Google search result.« Source
Sherman, Chris (Mar 22, 2005): »Search.com is a meta search engine operated by CNET. It offers both web-wide search and a wide variety of specialty search options. Search.com absorbed SavvySearch in October 1999. SavvySearch was one of the older metasearch services, around since May 1995 and formerly based at Colorado State University.« Source



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About (2016): »Occasionally Search.com will highlight specialized results that are based on the context of your query. Examples of specialized results include specific links to news, images, or video. Top Matching Results may highlight information from other Search.com pages, content from the CNET Network of sites, or third party content. The listings are based purely on relevance. Search.com does not receive payment for listings in this section but our partners that provide this data may get paid for listing these products. [...] Search.com sends your search query to several search engines at one time and integrates the results into one list which has been sorted by relevance using Search.com's proprietary algorithm. You can customize the list of search engines included in your metasearch from the preferences. The search engines that are used in your metasearch may allow companies to pay to have their Web sites included within the results. To view the Paid Inclusion policy for a specific search engine, please visit their Web site. Search.com does not accept payment or share revenue with any search engine partner for listings in this section.« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search.com#Business_units
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

Danny Sullivan (2004): Search Engine Timeline URL: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/study/2047866/search-history-articles-search-engine-timeline
Majhi, Sudip (February 11, 2016): List of best Meta Search Engines on the Internet URL: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/meta-search-engine-list




Created: 2013-02-02