Draze is a meta search engine. It started in 2004 and was developed by 2Trom. 2Trom formerly offered the search engine of the same name, 2Trom and later GalaxyHit. In addition to a web search, they started a news search, followed by a picture, video, blog and audio search in 2006. At the end of 2006, they closed all vertical search engines. From 2007 to the end of 2015, a comparative search was offered, where the user could compare the results of the leading search engines used by Draze. In the fall of 2015, Draze switched from a comparison search engine to a family-friendly search and updated the look and feel. Now (2019) the Google search engine is used. It's a metasearch again, again offering several vertical search engines: Search for news, images, videos, documents, blogs and groups.
|Launched||2004, formerly known as GalaxyHit!, 2TROM|
|Country of Origin||US America|
|2004 - [...]||2Trom|
|Meta search engine
Comparison search engine
|Used SeEn||Google Search Engine
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|»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: »The iframe hosting option for displaying your search results is no longer supported.« Source|
|Example results page for "sand": Source|
References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): n.a.|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|
|Draze.com Enhances Its Search Comparison Tool URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20140712014500/https://www.pr.com/press-release/437271|