If you had a choice between a single-person search party, or a search team of half-a-dozen, which would you choose? Yep, us too. Why not put six search engines to work on something in the same time it takes to use one? This is what we call metasearch. Dogpile puts the power all the leading search engines together in one search box to deliver the best combined results. The process is more efficient and yields more relevant results.
Aren't all search engines pretty much the same? Funny, we thought that too, but they aren't. In fact, different search engines often return different search results for the same query. Based on everything from how information is arranged on a web page, to what each search engine pinpoints as most relevant, search results can vary widely across each search provider.
Look, say what you will, but our time was important to us too. So, we had an idea to bring together the Web's best search engines in one place and deliver the most comprehensive and relevant results, and metasearch was born. The solution is an efficient, single-search-box engine that makes things easier for all of us. Especially when you learn that our special technology removes duplicates and analyzes the results to ensure the best results are always on top of the pile.
Oh, and the name Dogpile?
Well, that's a funny story. You see, we love Rugby. It's traditional in Rugby for players to come together and pile on one another. This is exactly what Dogpile metasearch does-it brings together the best results from the Internet's top search engines, including Google, Yahoo! Search, Live Search, Ask.com, About, MIVA, LookSmart, and more.
From there, it was only natural that we find a mascot for the Dogpile team. We adopted Arfie to chase down the most relevant results for searchers. Arfie is a virtual know-it-all and is always eager to please.
Pretty compelling story, huh? We saved the best for last. Dogpile was just named top consumer search engine by J.D. Power & Associates for 2007. REALLY. We're not ones to brag, but our rankings were pretty high-it's nice to be recognized for work you enjoy and produce so tirelessly.
Check out more details about how J.D. Power & Associates compared search engines, and in all the ways Dogpile was superior.
Or, What Makes Dogpile Better Than the Rest
Here's a quick lesson to get you up to speed.
Metasearch searches multiple engines - this means that instead of getting the best results one search engine has to offer, you'll be getting the best combined results from a variety of engines, and not just any engines, but industry leading engines like Google, Yahoo! Search, Live Search, Ask.com, About, MIVA, LookSmart and more.
Who knew one search engine could do so much? We did. In fact, we just recently published a study about how little search results overlap across the various search engines (less than 1%!) and how metasearch provides a better Web search experience. Click here for full study. Don't take our word for it. Dopgile was recently ranked highest in customer satisfaction by J.D. Powers and Associates *
Metasearch is easy to use - Better results and more coverage of the Web is great - but not if you need an advanced degree to make it work. Dogpile metasearch is easy. All you do is enter your search and click 'Search'. The great results will take care of themselves!
Search more engines, get the best results from more of the Web and do it all easily. That's what metasearch is all about!