The search engine for lightweight, unbloated, old school websites

Language English

Launched October 2017
Closed No


Country of Origin Canada


Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

SeEn for the smaller, usually older Web pages

Used SeEn

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


Critical points

Features & Functionality

»Search engines like Google are indispensable, able to find answers to all of your technical questions; but along the way, the fun of web surfing was lost. In the early days of the web, pages were made primarily by hobbyists, academics, and computer savvy people about subjects they were interested in. Later on, the web became saturated with commercial pages that overcrowded everything else. All the personalized websites are hidden among a pile of commercial pages. Google isn't great at finding those gems, its focus is on finding answers to technical questions, and it works well; but finding things you didn't know you wanted to know, which was the real joy of web surfing, no longer happens. In addition, many pages today are created using bloated scripts that add slick cosmetic features in order to mask the lack of content available on them. Those pages contribute to the blandness of today's web. The Wiby search engine is building a web of pages as it was in the earlier days of the internet. In addition, Wiby helps vintage computers to continue browsing the web, as page results are more suitable for their performance. « Source


References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources Media Release (10/03/2017): Introducing - The search engine for lightweight, unbloated, old school websites URL:
RESEARCHBUZZ (OCTOBER 30, 2017): Step Back to Vintage Internet With New Search Engine Wiby URL:

Created: 2018-03-02