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Where Engines are getting their results

8:25 am on Jul 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Search Engine Results
Service Primary Results Sponsored Links 1 Back Fills 2 PFP Service 3 Directory Tweaked By 4
AllTheWeb 5Fast Overture Fast ODP
Altavista Altavista Overture Altavista LookSmart
AOL GoogleGoogle AdWords ODP
AskJeeves Teoma Overture 8 Google Teoma/AskJeeves DirectHit / ODP
BTLookSmart BTLookSmart Espotting / BTLookSmart Google BTLookSmartBTLookSmart
Espotting Espotting Espotting Inktomi
Google Google Google AdWords ODP ODP
HotBot Inktomi
Overture FindWhat Inktomi Fast Teoma DirectHit
IWon Google Overture Looksmart
LookSmart Looksmart LookSmart Inktomi LookSmart/InktomiLookSmartZeal
Lycos Fast Overture FastODP
MSN LookSmart-Inktomi Overture Inktomi-LookSmart Inktomi-LookSmart LookSmart
Netscape 7 Google Google 7 GoogleODP
Overture 10 Overture Overture Inktomi Overture
Teoma Teoma Overture 8 Teoma/AskJeevesODP DirectHit / ODP
WiseNut WiseNut LookSmart LookSmart(?) Zeal
Yahoo Yahoo Overture Google 7 YahooYahoo Google
Voila.fr Voila Viola
Voila.fr Voila.fr
T-online.de Fast Overture Fast T-online.de
Fireball.de Altavista/ (own?)Espotting Fireball.de
Virgilio.it Google Virgilio.it Virgilio.it Virgilio.it
1 Sponsored targeted advertising links present on search results page.
2 Back fills are results that fill in the primary results. Usually placed at the bottom of search results after sold results.
3 PFP (Pay-For-Play) The model includes some type of sold results or database inclusion service.
4 Data from this entity influenced or was some how injected into search results.
5 AllTheWeb is Fast Search and Transfers showcase site.
6 Google has replaced Inktomi on both AOL and IWon(jul-2002).
7 search.netscape.com is primarily powered by Google. However, on Netscape.com, the user is supplied a drop down with Google, AskJeeves, LookSmart, Lycos, Search.Netscape, and Overture options with Google as the default.
8 AskJeeves has completed a deal with Google to install Google AdWords on AskJeeves and Teoma as sponsored links.
9 Yahoo has announced they intend to acquire Inktomi.
10 Overture has announced they intend to acquire both Altavista and Fast/AllTheWeb.
See also: heini's excellent: European Search Engine Relationships Chart
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8:29 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Looks very nice.

And it would be nice to know the status of Direct Hit, and if someone still uses that Database for sure?

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