About WebCrawler®

Overview


WebCrawler® brings users the top search results from Google, Yahoo! and other popular search engines. WebCrawler also provides multimedia results, including images, video, news, and local information. WebCrawler is a registered trademark of InfoSpace, Inc.

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Get Better Results, Easier


WebCrawler.com utilizes metasearch technology to compile results from many of the Web's major search properties, delivering more relevant and comprehensive results every time you search. The search results you receive include the top commercial (sponsored advertising) and non-commercial (algorithmic) results from the most popular search engines on the Web. By accessing multiple search engines for each query, WebCrawler.com provides you with a richer and more relevant spectrum of results than you would from using any single search engine.

We have recently changed the way our search results are displayed on WebCrawler. Now sponsored results are displayed separately from organic web results so you can quickly review the ad results, and then explore organic search results on the same page. On the results page you will be able to tell which results are sponsored by noting the “Sponsored” label either above the ads, or before the URL in each result.

WebCrawler.com web search is designed to identify the intent of a user's search and results will be listed in separate sections and in order of relevance, with sponsored results at the top and bottom of the page, and organic results showing in between. For example, if you are searching for information about the prices of digital cameras and enter the term "digital camera prices," you will generally receive more sponsored results and commercial Web pages containing information on the prices at which businesses are offering cameras as well as organic results. If, on the other hand, you are searching for academic or general research purposes and enter the term "digital camera technology," the results will be weighted more toward articles, information and other non-commercial results about the technology behind digital cameras.

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History


WebCrawler® was the first fully indexed search engine on the Web. Created by Brian Pinkerton at the University of Washington, WebCrawler joined the InfoSpace family of search products in 2001. InfoSpace also owns and operates the metasearch engines Dogpile and MetaCrawler, and provides the search results for Excite.