[NOTE: The side is still available, but offers no results, December 2017.]
|Launched||2004, formerly known as GalaxyHit!, 2TROM|
|Closed||The side is still available, but offers no results, December 2017.|
|Country of Origin||US America|
|2004 - [...]||2Trom|
Comparison search engine
|Used SeEn||Google Search Engine
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|Draze is a meta search engine, launched in 2004 and owned by 2Trom (they formerly offered the same named search engine 2Trom and later GalaxyHit). Next to a web search they started with a news search, 2006 followed an image, video, blog and audio search. At the end of 2006 they closed all the vertical search engines. Since 2007, till the end of 2015 they offered a comparison search, where user can compare the results of the leading search engines used by Draze. In fall 2015 Draze changed from a comparison search engine to a family friendly search and updated the way it looked like. It is already a meta search and offers now again different vertical search engines: News, image, video, document, blog and groups search [kd2015].|
|»crawls various search engines and let users compare search results.« Source|
|»Draze is a comparison search utility which operates by providing you with a pool of results from all the leading brands in a single location. Draze seeks and brings the most relevant information to you and is a much more intuitive, more productive way of searching. With the Draze search engine you can compare the leading search engines and see the most relevant results.
We feel by providing the ability to compare search results from various top sources, not only does this cut down search time and let you focus more on your work, but 98% of the time a user will be happy with the results discovered. After first launching the Draze comparison utility at over 25 universities worldwide and since grown to about 100 campuses, we found that users have been able to find precisely what they were looking for, in half the amount of time! The results display options a user can utilize to narrow down their search, thus satisfying and meeting their needs.
Draze is the FIRST comparison tool of its kind, with our first launch coming in 1999 as 2Trom.com. Accept no imitations. [...] Draze searches multiple engines - This means that instead of getting the best results one search engine has to offer, you'll be getting the best combined results from a variety of engines, and not just any engines, but leading engines of the world.
Draze covers more of the Web - Using more search engines means a better overall coverage of the Web. We grab top results from the top engines and give you revamped results.
Draze is easy to use - Better results and more coverage of the Web is great - but not if you need an advanced degree to make it work. All you do is enter your search and click 'Search'. The great results will take care of themselves!« Source|
|Kyle Monson PC Mag 26 Jun 2007 (p. 20) - TOP ALTERNATIVES TO GOOGLE SEARCH: »Draze MetaSearch aggregates results from Google, MSN, and Yahoo! and lets you isolate or remove results from any of the three.«
|See also GalaxyHIT! Source|
|See also 2TROM Source|
|»The name Draze means "cool" or "hot" or "great"« Source|
Features & Functionality
|The side used a Google functionality which will be no longer suported [kd2017]: »The iframe hosting option for displaying your search results is no longer supported.« Source|
References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): n.a.|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|