Logo_2014/ was launched in 2013 as a search portal offering web, image, video, news and shopping searches. The web search started as a meta search engine that combined Google and Yahoo content. Zoo belongs to Infospace (now Blucora). For a while, the specified features didn't work. In December 2015, Infospace changed the URL of Zoo from to without redirection or any other reference to the new home. At the end of 2018 the result output did not work, since January 2019 Bing is used as search technology.

Language English

Launched January 2013
Closed No

Developer InfoSpace (In 2012 Infospace was renamed Bluecora, in 2016 the Infospace business was sold to OpenMail, which renamed itself System1 in 2017.)

Country of Origin US America

2013 - [...] InfoSpace (In 2012 Infospace was renamed Bluecora, in 2016 the Infospace business was sold to OpenMail, which renamed itself System1 in 2017.)

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Meta search engine
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn Google Search Engine

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

Zoo is an infospace site. In January 2005 started as a Meta-Shopping Search Engine Source

Since September 2006 offered a Child SeEn Source

From April 2008 to May 2009 the side redirects too Dogpile. Then in May 2009 a “Zoo and Aquarium Directory” followed. The site offered a web search too, but i´m not sure if it was a general web search or a special search using a white list of zoo related websites. Source

As of the Wayback machine since May 2011 (or earlier) the site offered a shopping search again, followed by the Zoo directory, a redirection to dogpile and so on. Since January 2013 the site offered a search portal with a web, image, video and news search. Source


Critical points

Features & Functionality

»In addition, Zoo contains a number of features to make your search experience even more rewarding. View Results by: Relevance/Search Engine Zoo has a default setting to show you results in order of relevance. However, you may wish to view the results, listed by search engine. Open in a New Window Clicking in this symbol opens the page in a new window. Why not try opening several pages at once from the search results to find the best result for you? Results From This Site If you've found a result you like, you can search that site for more pages containing your search terms. This is an easy way to find more in-depth information on relevant sites. Results from a particular Search Engine By clicking on the Engine Name under an individual result e.g. Google, you can see the results found using that engine. This is a simple way to group similar results together. QuickView Preview a result without leaving the results page! A letter-box sized preview of the website will open in the Zoo results page. Note - this feature is not available on paid-for listings.« Source


References & further Publications

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

Other Sources

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Created: 2015-02-22