Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Way to Google Yourself

...err - search for yourself, I mean: has launched and has some interesting results.

Not sure how the Cuil index works, but the top listings for "oskar austegard" are a bunch of public pages for services I no longer use.  Contrast that with Google, whose top results are my blog, my LinkedIn profile, my Facebook profile, my Yahoo profile, etc.

Less narcissistic searches render similarly strange results - a search for Microsoft on Google gets you the main page, the download center, help and support and the wikipedia page, etc.  The same search on Cuil gets you Microsoft Office, Help and Support, more Office, MS UK, and Quick Basic - Quick Basic???

I don't think Google has to worry quite yet.

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  • yup... i submitted cuil to the same test before reading your post. no results for "jesse fitzgibbon". lamo!

    By Blogger Jesse FitzGibbon, at Monday, July 28, 2008 10:53:00 AM  

  • At least they're giving you an excuse:
    "No results because of high load...

    Due to excessive load, our servers didn't return results. Please try your search again."

    nana nana na-na - I have 10K+ hits though I can only page through to page 23 (i.e result 230 or so). I apparently spend WAY too much time on line.

    By Blogger Oskar Austegard, at Monday, July 28, 2008 8:19:00 PM  

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