Companies that could build a search engine 2024

I’m talking about a general web search engine with it’s own index.  Seems relevant since Google is showing signs of poor quality and is being sued for antitrust.

Apple – they already have a crawler out indexing.

Yahoo/Verizon – Verizon is the parent company of the once mighty Yahoo.  A lot depends on Google losing exclusive default search engine on Android verizon could step in for phones sold by Verizion. Yahoo controls a lot of old search engine brand names.

Samsung – largest maker of Android phones.  Again, if Google could no longer dictate default search on Android Samsung might try it.

Amazon – they know how to crawl the web.  Long shot.

DuckDuckGo – right now they rely on Bing for most of their web results.  It’s a longshot but they might want to build their own index.

Meta – parent co. of Facebook.


Search Engines that Have Found this Site

This will be a running list.

Site created 4 August 2022.  Launched around 8 August 2022.  Very few inbound links.

As of 18 August 2022.  Search was for “cyberzettel”

Bing – Yes.  extensive crawling.  Already got first SE hit via DuckDuckGo which relies on Bing.  Still surprised.

Google – Yes.  Several pages.

Yandex – No.

Mojeek – No.

Gigablast – No.

Brave – No.

Right Dao – No.

Yep – Yes.  This really surprised me. Only one or two pages plus a couple of pages that link to or mention.

Alexandria – No.


Bonus Surprise – – little did not have this site in their index because they don’t crawl the web.  But they found two pages in their index that actually mentioned the site.  So they do keep their index fresh.  Cool.

This isn’t a critique of the search engines listed, but since I have a new site it presents an opportunity to test how fast these search engines find and index.

First Search Engine Referral

I’m surprised.  It’s been about a week or 10 days since I started this site and I already got a search engine referral from:  DuckDuckGo.  (DDG uses Bing so it’s really sort of a Bing referreral.)

I don’t do any SEO optimization on this site and pay no attention to SEO when I write notes.  I do watch the different crawlers but that is sort of a passive thing.

Anyway, just wanted to record this strange event.

Marlo: New Search Engine

14 August 2022

Spotted a new, never seen before, crawler over at


Which belongs to Sandy Maguire.

Nothing to explain it.  The search engine says “Indexed: 40,391 / Discovered: 1,323,214” as of this date.

Marlo Search engine has two modes: 1. Traditional – like most search engines,  2. spatial – like a star cluster map.

Both return several hundred returns.  Spatial is interesting.


Bookmark: A look at search engines with their own indexes by Seirdy.


The three dominant English search engines with their own indexesnote 1 are Google, Bing, and Yandex (GBY). Many alternatives to GBY exist, but almost none of them have their own results; instead, they just source their results from GBY.

With that in mind, I decided to test and catalog all the different indexing search engines I could find. I prioritized breadth over depth, and encourage readers to try the engines out themselves if they’d like more information.

This is one of the best examinations of search engines with their own indexes, which are quite rare.  Well worth the read.