Cuil launched – Looks less than impressive…

A new search engine was launched today – Cuil say that they index more pages than Google or Microsoft, and that:

Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.

Cuil Homepage

It’s name means “knowledge” in Irish, although it’s been pointed out that it’s got a different meaning in more modern Irish.

I only played with it for a few minutes, and I don’t think Google have a huge amount to be worried about just yet. I couldn’t find any results for a number of terms, such as “web design galway”, “hotels in galway” or “ambient intelligence” all of which return high numbers of results in the other search engines…

No results images

There was also a few minutes where I couldn’t get onto the site, although I’m sure that’s just the result of successfully spreading the word about their launch.

Network failure

On first evidence, I don’t think I’ll be changing just yet…

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