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Overview: The following comparison chart shows the indexing techniques used and the average submission time required per search engine/directory

We researched the top search engines, indices and other websites that have shown to influence a significant part of the web as starting points. From our findings, we report to you how the search engines work, how they search and what they look for in a website.

Read our findings from the list below or click the search engine name to see more information.

Comparison Table

Search Engine Comparison
Disclaimer: The research and findings below are independent reviews and should only be used for informational purposes

Search EngineApprox. SizeMETA Tags SupportSpider SupportPopularity Increases RankingsSubmit Time
AlexaUnknownNoneNoNo4 weeks
Altavista350 MillionYesYesYes2-5 days
AOL Netfind & Excite250 MillionDescription OnlyNoYes2-4 weeks
FAST Search340 MillionNoYesYes1 week
Google560 MillionYesYesYes2-6 weeks
HotBot110 MillionYesYesYes2-4 weeks
Infoseek50 MillionYesNoYes1-2 weeks
LycosUnknownNoNoNo3-4 weeks
Northern Light265 MillionNoYesYes2-4 weeks
Overture110 MillionNoNoNo< 3 days
SnapUnknownNoNoNo2-6 weeks
Webcrawler50 MillionYesNoNo2-3 weeks
Yahoo!UnknownNoNoNo4-8 weeks
All search engine sizes and submission times are approximations and may be inaccurate.

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