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Thread poster: Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC
Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC  Identity Verified
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Jun 20, 2002

** Hot off the press from PC World **



ALLTHEWEB.COM CLAIMS TO OUTPACE GOOGLE

Search engine says it has indexed 2.1 billion Web pages, more than its

popular rival. To read about it:



http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,102014,tk,dn061902x,00.asp



(you may need to copy/paste the above link)



Direct link to the search engine:



http://www.alltheweb.com



Just received this in my in-box this morning. I haven\'t had a chance to test it out but I thought I should put it on here and see if it can help anyone



Have a great day!



Nathalie



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schmurr  Identity Verified
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the world has doubled! Jun 20, 2002

Yes, AllTheWeb does find more (twice as much?) than Google: e. g. it found my page not only on ProZ but also on http://ausit.proz.com/ which is an almost (there\'s no Forum) complete mirror site of ProZ. So we are all members of the \"Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Incorporated\"! (however when I tried \"Search for translators\", Ausit didn\'t find me). Seems like Sophie\'s World…

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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Very useful indeed Jun 20, 2002

I have used Alltheweb before and I second your posting.

Very handy.



Who knows if they(\'ll) beat Google? We\'ll soon find out when reading some of the KudoZ answers
[addsig]


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Eivind Lilleskjaeret  Identity Verified
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I like alltheweb.com Jun 20, 2002

I have been using alltheweb regularly for months, and I find the search interface and the listing of hits more pleasant to work with than Google\'s.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Curate's egg? Jun 20, 2002

I have just been trying it and my first impressions are:

(a) it does not prioritize as well as Google. I entered a two-word expression which I had been searching for on Google yesterday. Google had given several instances of the two words together at the top end of its list, but in this one, the first one to contain both words was No. 7.

(b) Better on foreign search than Google, at least for Russian. I have never had much success when entering Russian words in Google, but this one does far better.



(Curate\'s egg? For those who do not know this expression, it comes from a 19th-century cartoon in \"Punch\". Bishop to curate at breakfast table: \"Is that a bad egg you have there?\"

Curate to bishop: Oh no, my Lord, parts of it are excellent!)


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Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the link. Jun 20, 2002

However, I still think Google is better for my purpose. I like the alltheweb interface (you can choose the language on the front page and just tick a box if you want to search for an exact phrase), but the minus side of it is that the hit listing only shows the first words of the page and not the text passage where the word was found (this is what you get with Google). I find this irritating as I want to see the word I am searching with a bit of the surrounding text and then decide whether it is worth looking into.

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gdangelo
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ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE Jun 21, 2002

I\'ve been using Copernic (www.copernic.com) with great results. You can keep the search and get back to it later (there is even a summarizer) and it does include Goggle (and you may also restrict the search to a given engine). Cheers to everybody!

Gabriela


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Silvina Beatriz Codina  Identity Verified
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Close, but no cigar Jun 21, 2002

I have been trying it and, conceding the point that I have not used it long enough to have the full picture, at least for now I\'ll stick to Google. To begin with, no toolbar. I am in love with the Google Toolbar because with it you omit the \"going to the engine site\" step, and when you are in a hurry, any time you save, even if it is the few seconds you need to bring up the search engine, is quite precious. Also, in Google the small paragraph that appears under each hit in the results list includes several phrases in which the words of your query appear, so you can judge better which hit is best suited for you. In Alltheweb what you see is the first paragraph only, and, if your query appears in the first paragraph, you are in luck, otherwise, you are not. I entered a query in which all the hits were .pdf documents, and if I wanted to view them, I would have needed to download them. Google has a \"view as HTML\" feature that, although it doesn\'t work 100%, is useful to have a quick peek at the document.



Anyway thanks for the tip. It is always good to have an alternative to Google, especially for more refined searches. I particularly liked the possibility to choose language from a box and exact match from a checkbox right on the home page (in Google you need to go to Advanced Search to do that).


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Maria Eugenia Farre  Identity Verified
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AlltheWeb image search: worth a try Jun 21, 2002

I still have not converted to AlltheWeb for word searches, but I may be soon changing my mind as regards images.



The image search interface in Alltheweb is much sleeker, and I got a larger number of results when searching for obscure photographers.



Seeing is believing:



http://www.alltheweb.com/?cat=img&cs=utf-8&l=any&q=



ME



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