The 11 search engines studied are: Altavista, Excite, Hot-bot, Infoseek, Lycos, NetFind
, Netscape, Snap, Search, Webcrawler, and Yahoo.
Kids Only AOL's "search engine that links only to sites that are safe for kids.
This follows the AOL's activities in the US, where its NetFind
facility uses the same Excite technology, and its strategy to become a portal to non-subscribers in Japan.
1 local content network and community guide on AOL and the Internet; AOL NetFind
, AOL's comprehensive guide to the Internet; AOL Instant Messenger, an instant messaging tool available on both AOL and the Internet; and ICQ, an instant communications and chat technology on the Internet.
84 percent Yahoo 17 percent AOL Netfind
13 percent Infoseek 6 percent Alta Vista 5 percent Lycos 4 percent Excite 4 percent Webcrawler 3 percent Other
For example, Netfind
extracts user information from several common Internet services , including the Domain Naming System (DNS), the finger service, and the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
Netscape also includes AOL Instant Messenger in Communicator; and AOL NetFind
is included in Netscape's search engine rotations.
KEY WORD: Database search parameters, usually found when using Usenet search engines like Archie, Wais, Veronica, Netfind
The two companies are already pretty close, with Netscape using AOL Digital Cities to provide all the local content on its Netcenter portal: Netscape including AOL Instant Messenger in Communicator; and AOL NetFind
being included in Netscape's search engine rotations.