Not Kewl

Cuil is supposedly the new kid on the block to contend with Google, the search engine phenom. The creators claim to have over 120,000,000,000 pages indexed. That's 120 billion, over 4 times what Google has indexed (although no one can be sure since Google stopped publishing their catalog size a few years back).

As far as I'm concerned, I'd consider a search engine decent if the search terms "The Way of the Woo" brings up my blog. Google puts me at the top spot. That's kewl.

Cuil, on the other hand, gives me this.

Uhhh...that's not so kewl.

Critics agree that Cuil has not gotten off to a smashing start and Google didn't even blink. 120 billion pages don't mean a whole lot if there's a lot of irrelevant garbage thrown in. Relevancy counts. "Skeptic's Guide to the Universe" brings up a lot of stuff, none of them The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe. However, "Skeptic's Guide" will get you there. So, something just ain't right with their search algorithm or their method of ranking pages (if they even do that).

The excellent blog Search Engine Land has all the poop that's fit to scoop.

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