The most common search engines are Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Google is the leading online search engine and expends a large amount of money for research and development. Its main goal is to transform the way the world finds and stores information. Yahoo was one of the earliest search engines. However, in recent years Yahoo has begun to push more commercial content on users. Thus, Yahoo users will likely have to wade through various links that are irrelevant to the search performed. One of the newest search engines to hit the net is Bing from Microsoft. Bing touts itself as “the decision machine.” According to their commercials, its focus is providing you with more refined search results with only the information you’re seeking. Although Google is the search engine most likely to produce relevant results, don’t forget to take a couple minutes to give other search engines a try because you will receive different results in a different order.

If you don’t have enough time to run searches on multiple engines, consider trying a search engine that compiles results from the main search engines into one listing. Two examples of these types of search engines are www.beaucoup.com and www.dogpile.com. Using these sites may result in information overload, but you will have all of the results collected without having to go to numerous different engines.

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