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      10.10.2009 00:52
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      Dogpile.com is a meta-search engine. First launched in 1996, it has since grown to become an award winning search solution having consecutively won the J.D. Power and Associates award for best Residential Online Search Engine in 2006 and 2007.

      Dogpile is not the most obvious choice in search engine selections, however it does offer the public an excellent service. It is a meta-search engine which is able to access other popular databases and compile their results into a Dogpile branded search result. Thus, it can be considered as Google, Yahoo, Ask.com and MSN search wrapped into one neat package. Upon first accessing the site, the user is met with a blue outdoorsy type background against a search bar. It is not the quickest site to load, with independent testing suggesting a 2.92 second load time using a broadband connection, but after loading is pleasing to the eye. The search area rests in the centre of the page and users may enter a keyword and click "Go Fetch" to search. An average search takes less time to load than the homepage, measuring a total of 2.1 seconds, as there are fewer graphical implements. Aside from keyword text searching, users may also make use of Dogpile's image, video, news, business directory and residential directory searches. The website is fully functional and I did not come across any obvious dead links or errors.

      I find the site design to be generally easy on the eyes. The dark blue hues against a white background facilitate comfortable reading and I experienced no difficulty seeing results at a normal arm's length from the monitor. The generated results are also quite good. Several search engines are victim to commercial sponsored ads which infiltrate search content and require the user to sift through numerous links before finding sites which could possibly suit their need. I did not find this to be the case with Dogpile. Yes there is content from commercial sponsors, but these websites are clearly labeled as being "sponsored" next to the result itself which allows the user to simply bypass it in favour of possibly more suitable results.

      Dogpile.com may not be the biggest dog in the yard but it is certainly a helpful one. I would quite happily recommend it to those seeking a new daily use search engine. After all, it's not quite that big of a change due to it generating content based on the "power four" of search engines.

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        08.08.2009 22:55

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        wort checking out

        Dogpile is a pretty good search engine when it comes to media.
        Dogpile is a hugely used search engine (not as used as google)
        I sometimes use dogpile to search for pictures, news, and other websites in general.
        Dogpile has a audio search were you can search for music for e.g meditation music and you can download it free and legal.
        Dogpile has a big variety of pictures all you have to do is click the image tab at the top and type in what images you would like to see E.g. Dog swimming. And you will get lots of pictures of Dogs swimming.
        In my opinion dogpile is not the best search engine nor the worst, if you are searching for media files then this is the site for you, but if you are doing research and looking for websites in general to browse i recommend you use the other top search engine.
        I have never had any problems with dogpile, it is quick simple and fun. i am very happy to have dogpile as my homepage as i can search at the click of a button.
        The dogpile homepage is colourful and will for sure interest the kids, it certainly does me.

        Appearance: 10/10
        Speed: 9/10
        Easy to use: 10/10

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        29.05.2009 12:18
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        During the 90s, there was a surge of internet search engines available on the net, these days Google have pretty much cornered the English-speaking market leaving a few trailing behind them and many websites completely redundant.

        Dogpile has always been one of the search engines that appealed to me, ever since I saw it advertised in a Top 100 list of a PC magazine many years ago. It's canine-friendly name has always intrigued me. Dogpile is a meta search engine, that's to say that it collects results from other search engines rather than scouring the world wide web. The results should in theory be more accurate but offer less results, this is true perhaps for mainstream words but the minute you try to search anything complicated, it goes out of the window.

        The homepage currently showing a dog having collected some cans is colourful and entertaining, the search button has the phrase "Go Fetch" instead of the boring and over-used "search" or "go", so that adds a bit of character too.

        There is little in the way on features on offer, the option to search images and news, aswell as the us Yellow and White Pages. Perhaps the worst thing about this site is that it includes numerous sponsored listings throughout the search results, in fact the amount of sponsored ones almost outnumbers the regular listing. I accept they have to monetize the site but this seems a bit much.

        Apart from the initial pleasant welcome, this is quite a ropey site and I think they'd be better off focusing on a search engine related to anything and everything doggy instead.

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          07.10.2008 17:30
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          Uless you don't want to search the internet, don't try it.

          Dogpile.com was developed in 1996, another search engine. It is a metasearch engine which basically is a search engine that looks through all the other search engines, not the actual internet. It enable the user to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously. However, in my eyes, this is bad. You don't get many hits back at all because it isn't searching the whole of the world wide web, just databases from other search engines.

          Try this: If you type in a word or phrase in google, see how many hits you get. Now type in the expact same word or phrase in dogpile, you will get less hits.

          Dogpile is It a registered trademark of InfoSpace, a dot com pioneer, provides metasearch and private-label Internet search services. It has earnt the 2006 and 2007 J.D. Power and Associates award for best Residential Online Search Engine, so they must be doing something right! However, it has been critisised for mixing a high percentage of paid listings- where thr "sponsored link" under a link indicates the space has been paid for; in with the search results returned by the various search engines.

          I do not think thi is a good search engine at all as it doesn't collect all the information I would like, but if you were looking for information from other search engines, then this is for you.

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          26.08.2008 16:29
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          another search engine

          Dogpile.com!

          Another one of those search engines!

          I am one of the lovers of google and use it most of the time. Before Google was major I used to use a number of search engines such as Dogpile and altavista.

          Dogpile.com's main page has a search box. You can search for a number of things including the web, images, audio, video, news, and yellow pages.

          Once you type in what you want to search for you need to press "go fetch" in other words "search", quite a fitting name really considering the website's name.

          Dogpile has became quite advanced compared to how it was in the past and is following in google.com's footsteps. It has now got a feature to add to your browser so dogpile is always with you wherever you go on the web.

          Once you have searched for your particular item you will be given a list of websites with a relation to your search. The one thing that bugs me with the search engine is that is only shows you 3 pages of results... WHY!!?? lol, you can press 'next' but this will only take you within the 3 pages of results they have given you. This means that only the major websites are coming through and can be really frustrating if you are looking for something particular.

          Overall Dogpile is pretty average, I would only really use this website if Google was not working!!

          Try it for yourself!! xx

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          24.07.2008 14:48

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          Personally, I prefer Google but it isn't bad

          Dogpile is a search engine that is divided into the following categories: Web, Images, Audio, Video, News, Yellow Pages, White Pages. This alone would be unremarkable but it search results are made by combining results from Google, Yahoo, Ask and Windows Live Search. This means that you are generally quite likely to find a good result according to your search. The downside of this is that as all of these search engines categorise results using their own methods (e.g. google uses "Pagerank"), and some are better than others, you may also find that you end up finding some pretty mixed quality results. I also have no idea how dogpile combines the results although it does seem to actually work well. There are also the now ubiquitous add ons including the seemingly useless "joke of the day" (never funny) but of course, there is no necessity to use these add ons.

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          30.08.2007 16:10

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          I do find this site quite useful, although you only get three pages of results. But if you have one of those songs in the back of your head and you cant remember quite how it goes, its always useful for finding music you can listen to.

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          14.03.2007 20:42
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          I recommend this site. It is basically a search engine that combines the big four out of 5 search engines.

          Yahoo
          Google
          Msn search
          Ask

          are on the site.

          One that is left out is Altavista.

          Dogpile lets you do search for websites, news, audio, video, yellow pages and white pages.

          Click on one of the tabs to add your site to dogpile. There are more things which you can do on the site. Weather, booking for tickets etc. I don't use these.

          I done this review to highlight this site. I find it very useful. I hope other users too.

          Main advantage is combination of search engines.

          Great site. Works as well as Google. Brings in results from other search engines. Which is good news for all the users.

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            14.01.2007 08:38
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            Dogpile.com is a meta search engine. That means it a search engine that uses more than one search engines to find users enquiry. It is free to use

            Dogpile uses Google, Msn (now called Live), Yahoo search and Ask.com.

            When you search something it will compare results from all the search engines and get rid of duplicates. Since the site is using more than one search engine you get great results for obscure subjects that might be missed by one search engine.

            I use Dogpile.co.uk which is UK version of Dogpile frequently. I have realised on number of occasions that dogpile.co.uk doesn't show same results as google on the front page. That makes me think that other search engines might take priority over Google. For this reason sometime I have to use Google on its own or click on page 2 or 3 to get the results that Google would have found.

            I prefer Dogpile when searching for images as it brings out better results.

            You can also use dogpile.co.uk or dogpile.com to search for audio and video, yellow pages and white pages (USA).

            Dogpile has a toolbar, once downloaded it can sit on your desktop. I have used it within word documents to search for information on the internet.

            There are various other things displayed on the dogpile page, jokes, links to important things that happened on this day, links to names etc.

            If I had to explain dogpile I would say that it is closer to Google in appearance than other search engines. It has few more things lurking on its page though.

            I recommend this search engine because it provides more coverage of the internet than the most popular search engine Google.

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              27.09.2001 01:20
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              Dogpile is a really good search engine. Not confined to web pages, you can search for specific images or MP3's, usenet (newsgroups) maps, people and more. On average it will search the databases of a dozen different search engines to find a result for you - displaying the results from 3 search engines at a time or as many as it takes to fetch you 10 results. It also suggests related searches that you can switch to with one click of a mouse and if you are searching for people or a map you are given detailed information regarding the format you should search using. If your results seem way out for one search engine - the next one may hit the nail right on the head. Look also for the "dogpile suggests" this link often takes you to an area where you are able to read snippets from so-called experts relating to your subject (all with their own profiles).

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                16.09.2001 16:28
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                Dogpile, despite the name, is in my opinion one of the most effective search engines around. There are a number of search options on the site, but the most effective is the Web MetaSearch, which sends your search to a large number of search engines, and returns all of the search findings as a single result. This means that dogpile will find a lot more results than using a conventional search engine such as yahoo and excite, as it will include them among several others. Dogpile may not be particularly useful if you are looking for a popular subject, as it may return too many results. However, if you are trying to find something obscure, then digpile is ideal as you will have a far greater chance of getting results. Another key advantage is the speed in which it carries out searches. There are similar siteswhich do metasearches of several different search engines, but they tend to be slow, fortunately this is not the case with dogpile. All in all, I would recommend dogpile to anyone wanting to carry out more detailed searches than they do at present, particularly if they are looking for subjects for which there is not a great deal of information on the web

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                  22.08.2001 04:06

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                  Who comes up with these internet website names. My first thought about a site named DOGPILE was not a pleasant one. My thought included a pavement, a shovel and yes, a small ****. However DOFPILE is actually a excellent little search engine. In fact it's not strictly a search engine. It's one of those all in one search engines. It searches 15 major search engines, which I won't list because thats boring and many other dooyoo members have already done that. I suppose I could copy and paste the list of search engines is searches through, which is listed on the DOGPILE website. But if you're that interested perhaps you should visit the site yourself. I'm not sure about all in one search engines. I still think www.google.com is king... If you're looking for a powerful alternative try DOGPILE.

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                  22.08.2001 00:53
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                  This search tool allows you to search across 15 different search engines. Like most search engines, you enter your query into the search box and click search, although with this one you click 'fetch'. One of it's main draw backs is the fact that it only searches for world-wide content, not providing the facility for UK-only searches, which is a major restriction. The 15 search engines it uses include: * goto.com * looksmart.com * findwhat.com * spinks, from about.com * epilot.com * ah-ha.com * kanoodle * direct hit * real names * dogpile web catalogue * dmoz.org * valleyalley.com * altavista * search hippo * yahoo! The one thing I do like is it's ability to search for specific types of things, these include: * Images * Audio * Files * Auction * News * FTP * Discussion * Multimedia The searches are performed very quickly and the results are usually fairly accurate. I like to use this search engine when I'm looking for world-wide content, ie nothing specific to the UK. If I'm looking for UK-specific content, I prefer to use Google.co.uk Dogpile.com is presented and powered by InfoSpace Inc., which trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. This site is another example of how some online corporations tend to diversify and brand their product by opening additional websites, that would seem to be in competition with themselves, but actually compliment their online services. All in all, it's a search engine worth trying out. If it had the facility to do UK only searches, it would be my number 1!

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                  15.08.2001 06:35
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                  The Web is spun by Mad Spiders. And we all know just how sticky it can be, trying to find les mot juste when seeking the right site for left handed pot warmers and the like. Of course, some crazed masochists possibly enjoy a battle of wits with their chosen browser. Altavista (for instance) ain't bad as these things go, but why restrict your search to just one tiny corner of the Limitless Library? Yeah, yeah. So if bankruptcy didn't get you first you could grow old and die browsing this trillion shelves. So do what you would do in any other library (No. Not that!). Use a librarian. dogpile.com may well be strangely named and it is a pity that some of our members (OK. Me too.) associate ordure with that end of the dog. However I like to think that the inventor of the site was concentrating on the other end. Where the sticks and returned balls and soft toys collect if given a chance. This mutt will go off and beat the bushes for you , generally coming back with the right stuff. Something arcane? I tried 'Traded Endowment Policies UK' for my errant sister and got four good sources of information across as many different search engines. So instead of wading through pages of 'Site not found' usually coupled with 'Read books about X from Amazon', take the canny canine for a stroll down the Electronic Superhighway.

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                    27.06.2001 22:40

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                    This site is not what the name suggests, in fact it’s a search engine. The website owners could of pic a better name. Any way it’s unusual for me to try a search engine like this as I tend to stick to the most popular ones that i know can return me the results i want like Yahoo and google The results are so much more accurate than yahoo and they come up so fast which impressed me a lot because i hate waiting. This may not be the most well known search engine but it helped me out so much that I have used it so many different times.

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