Looking for a new search engine? Find.com is a relatively new search engine using Yahoo’s Application Platform. After testing many search terms I found all of the results to be very relative. Infact, I like the results a little bit more than Google’s on some of the terms. Good luck arguing that one though.
Because it’s using Yahoo’s Application Platform you can expect similar results as found on Yahoo, but it’s not exact. Testing the key phrase “Best Web Image”, my site,Â Find.com pulled up more relevant results than Google or Yahoo. I like that. It wasn’t like that for everything, but the results were excellent overall. The engine is geared to FIND. Meaning, the results seemed more geared to finding your keyword or phrase. The difference is when searching, not finding, on a search engine like Google, your results may be more topic oriented to your keyword, putting less emphasis on the keyword itself.
Another thing I liked about the site was the manner the results were displayed, big and easy to read. Sponsored results were clearly identified, and not blended into results like some sites do. Something I didn’t understand about the site though was it’s selection of categories displayed on the home page. They were not the normal categories you would expect for a general search engine, and they did not seem to have a logical order. I also did not like that they had the category, Holidays, on the home page, and then also posted a couple of categories that were holiday specific. They should just all fall under the main category, Holidays.
Forgetting the category issue I was very impressed with the results and also enjoyed the clean format.