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.

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.

Right Dao: Search Engine

Right Dao – is a search engine with it’s own index.  I think this is true but I cannot independently verify.

Right Dao has fairly good results for a small index.  This is a point in their favor.

Here in 2022 I often get an error message when I try and use them or go past the first page in the serps.


Right Dao spokespersons seem very reluctant to reveal much about it.

In this Hacker News thread, IMHO answers often seem copy/paste and evade direct answers.  Sometimes for good reason but other times just elusive.

In this Reddit thread, answers seem elusive and almost verbatim copies of the answers given in the Hacker News thread above.

It could be my imagination.  Still it seems like the RD spokesperson is under tight control.

The mystery deepens there was a thread on Webmasterworld which I can no longer find, asking if anyone had ever seen a crawler from Right Dao in their server logs.  Nobody could identify one and these are SEO’s trained to do this.  So RD’s crawler must be pretending to be something else or …

Index size?

In mid 2022 my guess is it is maybe around 1 billion pages.  Smaller than Gigablast.  Much smaller than Mojeek.