Each site in our unique network is run by a professional Guide who is carefully screened and trained by About. Guides build a comprehensive environment around each of their specific topics, including the best new content, relevant links, How-To's, Forums, and answers to just about any question. The About network consists of hundreds of Guide sites neatly organized into 23 channels. The sites cover more than 50,000 subjects with over 1 million links to the best resources on the Net and the fastest-growing archive of high quality original content.


AlltheWeb says it indexes billions of web pages, hundreds of millions of multimedia, Audio and FTP files, as well as tens of millions of PDF and MS Word files. It scans the entire web every 7 - 11 days to ensure that its content is fresh and that there are no broken links. AlltheWeb supports searching in 49 different languages. The News search indexes hundreds of stories every minute from thousands of news sources all across the globe. We indexes hundreds of stories every minute.


AltaVista, a business of Overture Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVER), is a leading provider of search services and technology. AltaVista continues to advance Internet search with new technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. AltaVista's search technology has been a leader since debuting as the first full-text Internet search service in 1995. The company added multilingual search with support for 25 languages in 1997; debuted 20 local country sites between 1999 and 2001; launched multimedia (audio/video/image) search support in 1999; was the first major search engine to introduce free Internet news search in 2001; and unveiled AltaVista Prisma™, its powerful assisted search tool, in 2002.

AltaVista: Image Search

Find photos, graphics, buttons, and banners.

Ask Jeeves

Ask Jeeves' mission is to deliver the most relevant answers to your everyday searches. We do this by providing a variety of results that match your search queries. These results are generated through multiple methods - from hand-selected answers to results delivered using state-of-the-art search technology.

c/net Search.com

c/net Search.com uses SavvySearch metasearch technology to give you the most comprehensive search results on the Internet. Now you only have to search once for results from over 1,000 search engines, Web directories, auctions, storefronts, news sources, discussion groups, reference sites, and more. In addition, Search.com's metasearch channels give you the power to get specialized results from dozens of search engines dedicated to popular topics, like Music or Travel.


Dogpile is a meta-search engine that searches the Internet's top search engines such as About, Ask Jeeves, FAST, FindWhat, Google, LookSmart, Overture and many more. With one single, powerful search engine, you get more relevant and comprehensive results. When you use Dogpile, you are actually searching many search engines simultaneously.


Excite is a destination site that offers world-class content and functionality from over 75 leading sources. It also offers a "meta" search engine.

Fast Multimedia Search

Search for images, video, audio, or all media. This is the multimedia site of AlltheWeb.com

FindLaw LawCrawler

FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail.


Google runs on a unique combination of advanced hardware and software. The speed you experience can be attributed in part to the efficiency of our search algorithm and partly to the thousands of low cost PC's we've networked together to create a superfast search engine. The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University.

Google Image Search

You can search more than 425 million images on the Web with Google's Image Search.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Google Search Uncle Sam

Search all .gov and .mil sites.

Google Zeitgeist

The term "zeitgeist" comes from the German "Zeit" meaning "time" and "Geist" meaning "spirit". The term is defined in English by Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary as "the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era." On a monthly, weekly, and sometimes daily basis, this Google Zeitgeist page will be updated to reflect lists, graphs, and other tidbits of information related to Google user search behavior.


HotBot provides easy access to the web's four major crawler-based search engines: AllTheWeb.com/FAST, Google, Inktomi and Teoma. Unlike a meta search engine, it cannot blend the results from all of these crawlers together. Nevertheless, it's a fast, easy way to get different web search "opinions" in one place. The "4-in-1" option at HotBot was introduced in December 2002.


LookSmart provides search users with industry-leading search results through the unique combination of proprietary search technology, a Web index of more than 1.1 billion indexed documents, and a professionally edited directory. LookSmart's proprietary search technology makes use of textual analysis of hyperlinks, Web page popularity, user feedback, and editorial input to provide search results with industry-leading relevance. Integrating a traditional centralized crawling framework and a paradigm-shifting distributed crawling model, LookSmart has built one of the Web's largest Web indices, including 2.5 billion URLs and 1.1 billion indexed documents.


A popular World Wide Web search engine and directory. Lycos offers a full-text search engine, a directory of Web sites organized by category, and reviews of selected sites.

Lycos 50 Daily Report

The top 50 searches on Lycos for the previous week.


MetaCrawler is a meta-search engine that searches the Internet's top search engines such as About, Ask Jeeves, FAST, FindWhat, LookSmart, Overture and many more. With one single, powerful search engine, you get the most relevant and comprehensive results. When you use MetaCrawler, you are actually searching many search engines simultaneously.

OAIster Home

OAIster is a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services, originally funded through a Mellon grant. Our goal is to create a collection of freely available, difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone.


Brings back listings from several major search engines as well as "Invisible Web" resources.


PsychCrawler® is a product of the American Psychological Association created to provide quick access to quality content in the field of psychology. This product is under rapid development and will be adding many new sites.


Scirus indexes more than 150 million scientific web pages and offers unique coverage of proprietary journal sources with far deeper searching that conventional search engines. Scirus focuses on websites containing scientific content such as university sites, scientists' home pages and company sites. Scirus reads non-text files including PDF and PostScript and delivers results in less than 0.5 second.


SurfWax helps you get the best grip on information from the Open Web -- providing the "best use" of relevant search results. SurfWax's patent-pending design is the first to make searching a "visual process," seamlessly integrating meaning-based search with key knowledge-finding elements for effective association and recall. Surfwax offers multiple seamless dimensions for information search and retrieval (patents pending), including FocusWords, SearchSets, SiteSnaps, ContextZooming, and InfoCubby. Received honorable mention for Best Meta Search Engine award from Search Engine Watch in 2002.


Instead of ranking results based upon the sites with the most links leading to them, Teoma analyzes the Web as it is organically organized—in naturally-occurring communities that are about or related to the same subject—to determine which sites are most relevant. Teoma is the only search technology that can locate communities on the Web within their specific subject areas, as they actually exist. And this allows Teoma to finely tune our search process, providing more precise results. To determine the authority—and thus the overall quality and relevance—of a site's content, Teoma uses Subject-Specific PopularitytM. Subject-Specific Popularity ranks a site based on the number of same-subject pages that reference it, not just general popularity.


The search services at our Vivísimo.com home page are a showcase demonstration of our document clustering technology, as applied to web search. No database of web pages are stored there, since we do not crawl or index the web ourselves. The meta-search service at our home page organizes the outputs of other search engines: URLs, titles, and short descriptions. It is more properly seen as a clustering engine. Winner of Best Meta Search Engine award from Search Engine Watch in 2002.


WebCrawler searches and returns results from a collection of search partners, including:
Search Engines: including Google, FAST, Ask Jeeves and Inktomi.
Web Directories: including About, LookSmart and The Open Directory.
Pay-For-Placement: including Overture, FindWhat and Sprinks.


The web's oldest "directory," a place where human editors organize web sites into categories. However, in October 2002, Yahoo made a giant shift to using Google's crawler-based listings for its main results.