Friday, August 1, 2008

Cuil is not cool

Cuil (pronounced COOL) that recently was introduced to the public sure does have a problem to find relevant results.

Just as an example. When I searched for JTB World it shows a spam blog as first result.

Competing with other search engines will require it to work much better than this. It doesn’t help that it says “Search 121,617,892,992 web pages”. I have even found several examples when Google or Live Search finds a webpage that Cuil does not find at all so I’m not sure what kind of website it indexes as so many are not indexed.

PS. Cuil is an old Irish Gaelic word for knowledge and hazel.

2 comments:

  1. Restored comment
    by -dh-
    Dvorak does not like it either.
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2326643,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03079TX1K0000584

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  2. Restored comment
    by Evan
    Cuil fails on so many levels it's not even funny. The way they use pictures from websites that link to the linked website to represent it rather than from the actual website itself makes absolutely no sense at all. Let alone plain searching just not working most of the time.

    Try searching for "cobol" as an example. No results. That's just one example of many words and phrases that will result in no results at all.

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