There’s yet another new search engine out there. This one, called jux2, is a Meta-Searcher, which means it looks across multiple search engines before returning your results. Here is the site’s own description:
As search aficionados, we have watched recent changes in the search industry with great interest. Yahoo! launched its own search algorithm in February 2004. MSN previewed its proprietary search algorithm in July 2004, and is expected to roll it out soon. That will give Internet searchers a choice of four different major search algorithms (Ask Jeeves, Google, MSN, and Yahoo). It also made us wonder: how different are the search engines, and is one any better than the others?
We created the jux2 meta search engine as a comparative research tool to answer these questions. Using jux2, we learned that search engines are more different than people think, typically sharing fewer than 3.5 of their top 10 results. We also found that a comparative tool like jux2 gives users far more control over their searches and, in many cases, better search results than from any single search engine.
Our hope is that the community of advanced search users finds jux2 an interesting and useful tool.