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Cuil.com is Just Not That Cool

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Cuil.com wanted to be a Google killer. Unfortunately they shot themselves in the foot yesterday when their site crashed after nerds from all around world rushed to review the new search engine that claimed to index more pages than Google.

More unfortunate for cuil.com was the fact that the results were just not that good. I did a quick search for pages I knew ranked will because I did some SEO work on them and found nothing. Numerous bloggers have also commented on the quality, as well.

Additionally perplexing to me was the way that webmasters could submit a website crawling on their search engines. Apparently webmasters are supposed to send an email saying, “Please crawl my site, http://www.marketingbreakdown.com.” That doesn’t seem to efficient to me.

On the positive side of things – the site still has some big potential. Key stake holders include former Google engineers, Anna Patterson, Russell Power and Louis Monier. The site also promises to respect privacy by not to retaining users’ search histories or surfing patterns.

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Written by Allan Woodstrom

July 30, 2008 at 3:16 am

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  1. as of today 1-21-09 i find cuil a better search engine than google

    bruno

    January 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm


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