Alt Search Engines, a blog by Charles Knight covering alternative-search, ranked the top 10 alternative search engines of 2007. Among the ten finalists, the 2nd and 4th places were taken by Israel-based search engines.
Answers.com is an SEO engine covering over 4 million topics through relationships with about 180 reference publishers. Unlike traditional search engines, rather than returning ten blue links, Answers presents a content page. Answers Corporation founded in 1999, and is publicly traded in Nasdaq. Answers has offices in New York and Jerusalem and a headcount of 70. Watch the online demo of Asnwers.
Omgili As opposed to traditional search engines, which search for sites and pages, Omgili finds consumer opinions, debates, discussions, personal experiences, answers and solutions. Omgili is a crawler based, vertical search engine that scans millions of online discussions worldwide in over 100,000 boards, forums and other discussion based resources. Omigili was founded in December 2006 by Omgili’s CEO Ran Geva and Israel tzadok. On April of 2007, Omgili raised a seed round led by Israeli VC Pitango.
Number one on the list was taken by:
Quintura is a visual search engine. It’s main navigation consists of a tag cloud, enabling the user to visually navigate and easily refine topics related to the search term. Apart from its visual disambiguation interface, Quintura is available as a free download for any site. The Quintura technology allows to develop a Web index based on contextual relationships between words. Led by CEO Yakov Sadchikov, Quintura is largely based in Russia/US , but has a strong presence in Israel. Watch the online demo of Quintura.