MetaSearch - Searching Several Search Engines In One Go.
The Pandia Metasearch Engine: Searching several search engines and directories in one go.
is the most effective way of searching the Internet? Not one search
engine covers more than 30% of the entire Web, so often you have to use
more that just one search engine to find what you are looking for. When
using the Pandia Metasearch Engine you are searching several search
sites at once.
How Meta Search Engines Works?
Metasearch engine is a kind of search engine that collects data from various third-party search engines. The difference between a Metasearch engine and a regular search engine is that Metasearch engine doesnít fetch data directly from the indexed websites. Instead, they gather the data through the data gathered by regular search engines, and display the data in one place.
The metasearch engine collects and sorts the hits, takes out duplicates, and presents the end result in a simple format. All this means that there is very big chance you will find what you are looking for.
Are there any drawbacks with metasearch engines? As not all the search engines use the same search syntax and operators, so it may be difficult to perform more advanced searches using Boolean search terms. So, if you do not succeed using the Pandia Metasearch Engine, we recommend that you search each search engine separately. Seasoned searchers may consult the Pandia Q-cards when doing this.
If you want to know more about effective Internet searching and metasearch engines, the Pandia Search Central has a short and easy Search Tutorial.
Top Metasearch Engines
Here are the lists of top Metasearch engines that you can use:
Instya allows you to search multiple websites in one click. These
websites include search engines, answer sites, shopping sites, and more.
Instya delivers all the results in one place, allowing you to get more
comprehensive and relevant results for your queries.
WebCrawler is a search engine aggregator service provided by InfoSpace,
LLC. It displays the search result from Google and Yahoo search
engines. With this Metasearch engine, you can search the web, images,
videos, and news. It also displays featured searches on the homepage to
help you get started.
- Info.com: Info.com provides search
results from various search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, Ask, Open
Directory, Yandex, Bing, and more. It allows you to experience the best
of the web with more relevant results. You can search the web, topics,
shop, jobs, images, news, video, and more.
Ixquick is a Metasearch engine that respects your privacy. It uses the
results from the worldís best search engines without gathering any
private information about you. You can search the web, images, and
videos using this service. Advanced Search is available, providing more
- Dogpile.com: Dogpile allows you to fetch
search results provided by various big name search engines. The service
is provided by InfoSpace, LLC. With this service, you can search for the
web, images, video, news, and white pages. The Favorite Fetches show
you the most popular searches.
- Mamma.com: Mamma is a search
aggregator service provided by Empresario Inc., which allows you to
search for the web, news, images, local content, and recommended
articles. It uses your location information to give you better local
search results for your queries.
- Scour.com: Scour provides
web, images, videos, local, and business search results that are
gathered from various search engines. Scour.com was founded in 2007, and
it is operated by Internext media. The main mission of this service is
to deliver the most efficient and most relevant results for web
- Yippy.com: Yippy is a search engine service
provided by Yippy Inc. since 2009. It allows you to search the web using
three search options: PC, Tablet, and Mobile. It categorizes your
search queries automatically, allowing you to display niche-specific
results, along with the number of results in each category.
whatUseek is a web search service that allows you to search the web and
directory online. The service was launched in 1995, and today it has
evolved into various web services within the whatUseek network, which
include siteLevel, web search, directory search, and changeAlarm.
- Search.com: Search.com is a Metasearch engine service provided by CBS Interactive Inc. It provides search results based on categories such as web, news, shopping, articles, images, and more. The Top Matching Results provide the most relevant results from third-party search engines and the various networks of sites.
- SurfWax.com: SurfWax is a search tool
provided by SurfWax Inc., a software company based in Menlo Park,
California, USA. The purpose of this service is to provide the latest
search results based on most popular RSS sites. The results are updated
hourly, providing the latest information for the users.
Note: This is a revised version of Pandia's earlier metasearch section.