Mike MacDonagh's Blog

Somewhere in the overlap between software development, process improvement and psychology


A new internet search engine has been launched called Cuil (pronounced “cool”). Cuil has been built by a bunch of people that used to work for google and has a slight philosophical difference:

“Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.”

Cuil also claims to have an index (over 121 billion pages) three times bigger than googles. Google have stopped publishing their figures but still claim they have a bigger index that Cuil.

I think Cuil has added a lot the page relevance stuff is more intelligent than google’s ranking, the categorised related links are useful and interesting not to mention the refreshing layout. But will people talk to “cuiling” for information in the future…. unlikely.


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