Cuil: The New Search Engine

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, some former Google engineers launched a new search engine, Cuil (pronounced “cool”), which claims to be the “world’s biggest search engine,” indexing 120 billion web pages, or roughly about three times what Google supposedly does. (Get more info on the new site’s schtick here.) A quick round of testing indicates that Cuil has some room for improvement — the relevancy of search results could be much better. But Cuil does have some momentum. On the very first day, it was the fifth largest web site referring traffic to, and the traffic was widely distributed. (In other words, one search term didn’t send traffic to the same page.) Not bad for the first day out of the gate.

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  • Unfortunately, the results seem a little wonky.

    I typed in our library name “Madison-Jefferson County Public Library” and received no results — even though it offered our library name as a suggested search. I took out the word “public” and there we were.

    I’ll reserve judgment for now, but very odd.

  • Natali says:

    There is a new search engine. The new visual search engine, it is only for kids.

  • Carol A says:

    I used them for an academic search and was very impressed with the results. OK – this is not the kind of search everyone needs, but for those struggling to find material for an essay this site is, uh?, cool…..
    It gave prominence to the more credible sites, very easy to read.

  • I am not very impressed with Cuil. I like the 3 column format, but everytime I do a search it comes back with errors. I think they have a server issue or something.


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