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Scour.com

Another addition to the recent wave of multimedia search engines, see the October 9, 1998 Scout Report, Scour.com allows users to search for audio, video, images, and animation and then access these files directly, without visiting the site. Poor spellers and sloppy typists will appreciate Scour.com's Smartmatch system, which returns results that are closest to the query, even if the spelling is...

http://www.scour.com/
Zapper

While probably most helpful for consumer-related Web use, this new free application does offer some interesting possibilities for researchers and power-users. With Zapper, users can instantly access related online information for a user-selected term or terms in any document, Webpage, or almost any desktop application. For instance, if a user receives an email that mentions a particular book or...

https://www.zapper.com/
iMesh

iMesh is a file-sharing program, like Gnutella, that allows users to locate and download audio, image, and video files from the computers of other iMesh users. Searches can be conducted using iMesh or through the iMesh Website. The latest version includes several useful features, such as simultaneous downloads, the option to select which files you want to share and control which files your...

https://download.cnet.com/iMesh/3000-2196_4-10035331.html?pa...
Search Standard

Sherlock, first described in the October 16, 1998 Scout Report, is the new search tool provided by Mac OS 8.5 which allows users to perform searches of Websites without opening a browser. One of the great advantages of Sherlock is its ability to create a plug-in for any Web-based search engine. Since the release, the collection of Sherlock plug-ins has grown to number over 250. A few sites have...

http://www.searchstandard.com/
Copernic Agent 6.0 Basic

New applications for searching the Web are released daily, but Copernic Agent 6.0 is one of the more user-friendly and powerful ones available. Copernic Agent 6.0 Basic is a free Web-search engine that has the capability to query over 90 search engines grouped into categories. The application is also completely customizable, and users can keep histories for their search queries and sort the...

https://www.copernic.com/en/
Copernic Agent Basic 6.1

Copernic Agent Basic 6.1 is a powerful application that accesses over 90 information sources to return up to 300 results per search engine. This latest release of Copernic Agent includes country-based search categories (for refined searches), improved advanced result filtering features, and simplified installation process. Another nice aspect of the application is that it is available in English,...

https://www.copernic.com/en/products/agent/basic.html
NPR: Search Engine Wars : Making Money off Search

In April 2004, NPR produced a five-part series to "look at the business of search engines." The stories address how search engines have grown over the years in terms of developing new technologies, expanding public reach, and ultimately becoming a profit-making (and competitive) enterprise. This website offers audio clips of the radio shows along with links to related websites.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=183673...
Advanced Web Ranking 2.6

Sometimes it may be difficult to get current information about the traffic on a website, and checking all of the major search engines may be time-consuming at times. This application can assist in that process as it checks website positions on all major search engines and also generates customizable tabular, graphical and printable reports. While this version contains all of the features of the...

https://www.advancedwebranking.com/
Internet Search Engines

If you are reading this Internet Scout report, you most likely have used a search engine before and may have wondered what makes some websites show up on Google and others not. This Topic in Depth provides some background information on search engines. The first website from Webopedia gives an overview of how search engines work (1) provides more information on the mechanics of search engines and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/1203
DataparkSearch 4.33

While many web search engines may offer a number of bells and whistles, this rather novel application contains features that others might not have. With DataPark Search 4.33 visitors can search within a group of websites and also index multilingual sites with great ease. For those visitors who may have a number of additional questions about the program, their site includes full documentation...

http://www.dataparksearch.org/
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