New site marries Google, Yahoo!
Search engine split-screen
Ever feel the need to search Google and Yahoo! at the same time? A new site from IdeaLabz and the Toll Free Yellow Pages lets you do just that, delivering search results from Google and Yahoo! in split-screen format.
Despite the companies’ claims, SearchBoth.com isn’t the first site to marry the web’s two most popular search engines in one browser window, but it’s the first you can use with any amount of confidence.
When you type a query into the site’s search box, it displays results from Yahoo! on the left side of your browser and results from Google on the right. You can then enlarge either browser pane simply by mousing over it. In addition to searching for standard web links, you can troll for images, videos, news, and more.
A similar service, called Yahoogle, is available from Sir Seek, but it’s extremely unreliable and riddled with ads. IdeaLabz founder and CEO Booby Kalili insists that SearchBoth will never include ads. "All we’re looking for is traffic and the notoriety of being the one to come up with the concept," he says. "Placing advertising on the site will cause users to go elsewhere. We're going to keep the site cost free, pop-up free, and ad free."
Kalili also says the companies are working to include search results from Ask.com and MSN. "We’ll give users a selection of four search engines and let them chose which two they’d like to search," he explains. "Yahoo! and Goggle with be the default."
Though the Searchboth split-screen technique is somewhat new, so-called meta-search engines have been around for years. Services like Copernic and Dogpile instantly query multiple search engines and compile the results on a single web page. ®
Ever feel the need to search Google and Yahoo! at the same time?
No advanced search !
Except for metacrawler (thanks David) none of these sites offer a GUI for stuff like domain, excluded words and the like. Unless I missed something.
When did anyone ever do a search without "advanced" options ?
Google don't provide Yahoo's search results
It's true, as well you know, you sneeks, that Google do Yahoo's search results. So searching on yahoo is just like searching on google.
This is no longer true. In around 2004 Yahoo bought Overture who owned AllTheWeb and Altavista and also bought Inktomi incorporated their results as well as the Yahoo Bots to scour the Internet.