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      20.04.2010 09:21
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      Not a bad search engine for an alternative to google

      I like to use various search engines sometimes to see how they compare to google which of course is the leader of them all in terms of popularity, however some of the others are not bad. I have tried www.excite.com a few times and it's not that bad and seems quite reliable.

      One of the things you notice when navigating to their site is that it's very busy and for me that is something that lets it down as it's a bit too busy. For me anyway, when I got to a site I want it to be as simple as possible and also look simple. For example, when you head into google it's very simple and looks neat and not too cluttered. However you can't of course judge a book by it's cover, so what is this search engine like to operate?

      Well for me when I've used it Excite I've always found what I want and it seems pretty reliable with it's search results. You are able to choose whether you search the web, images, news, audio and video and then enter your text in the search box. The search results that are displayed are informative and listed out neatly with links to each result. The most popular searches are on the top of the list and you can navigate through the pages on offer.

      With the website you also have the option of doing a basic search or an advanced search. The advanced search gives you the choice to look for words that Excite looks for and also words that it leaves out. This is a pretty useful feature to be honest with you.

      Excite search lets you enter phrases and multiple searches to search for. If you include these search words or keywords in quotes then you can search for matches and multiple phrases at once.

      I found the searching mechanism very quick and reliable and does seem to remove alot of the results that are not needed in the list and just gives you the relevant results.

      If you want a change to google for a while and try a different search engine then you could do worse than try Excite as it's certainly not a bad alternative.

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        14.05.2001 21:29

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        Excite is an excellent alternative to Yahoo. It offers e-mail, a search engine, news, sport etc. - Advantages: Excellent E-mail service, East to Use, A wealth of information - Disadvantages: Their server does crashes a few times too many

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        12.05.2001 22:08
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        When i saw the TV advert for Excite i got excited. But the site is not exciting as the advert actully it is a pretty stabdard search engine. It has all thyipcal things that search engines have the typical free email, WAP phone compatability, local weather, typical shopping sevices etc. The search engine is quit good for UK searches. There is a option on the site to customise the so that you can satisfy your own desires. But even that doesnt make it exciting. I think Excite should stick to making pepsi max style adverts and leave to internet business to the likes of yahoo.com.

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          07.04.2001 20:14

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          Excite.co.uk Hi I think that Excite UK are the best search engine. I use them for practically everything. If you register you can customise your Excite Page and add cool things like TV Time Tables, Cinema Search boxes, Weather and news headlines, sun and moon and your top 10 favourite links. Also every now and again they give away free Beenz (as they are Beenz partners) like they have given them away for Share Searches, Shopping Searches and now Motoring Searches with Autotrader @ 25B a day! A while back when I was on The Free Internet (who suck) there was a page called http://tfi.excite.com/vouchers and you could select loads of offers like £5 of any order at CarPhoneWarehouse – all you do is enter the code. I think that the page is still there so check it out! Also every now and again a competition pops up. I’ve never won – but have heard of stacks of people who have. Its got to be my time sometime!

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          07.03.2001 18:37
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          What a great site, I use it for everything; Email, Searching, Sending text messages, and catching up on the latest news from around the world. EMAIL ----- Excite is a very good way to use email. It is easy to use, with quick retrieval. SEARCHING --------- Excellent results, very accurate, fast, and easy to use as well. TEXT MESSAGING -------------- You can send text messages for free to any mobile telephone around the world. This reduces your mobile bill by huge amounts. NEWS ---- Excite provide you with the latest news from around the world as it happens. I find it very handy, as you can continuously look at the news pages, and will frequently find new stuff. I can only really give you a brief description, because if I sat down to write a detailed one I would be here for days, and so would probably bore you to death. Overall I can say in my opinion that this is the best search engine I have used. It is good to look at, easy to use, very quick, and offers excellent services.

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          05.03.2001 22:24
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          Excite.com is an outstanding site with so much to do on it. Excite.com has websites in various countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Holland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and of course, the United Kingdom. With Excite.com, they allow you to sign up for an excite email account. With this you have the opportunity to set up your start up page to how you prefer it. A helpful feature of the email account is that when you visit the homepage, you are informed of when you have mail, the message being “You have mail!”. Once in your email account you have many of the below options. ******Controls****** Check Messages allows you to check the messages that are waiting in your inbox. Compose Message allows the user to write a new message. Empty Trash – empty the messages that are in your trash, so that they don’t exist anymore. Address Book is where you can store all of your contacts. Storage Limits shows you details about how much of your account is taken up, and how much you have left. Subscriptions gives you a list of organizations that you can subscribe to. Preferences allows you to edit parts of your account. For example, choosing your signature and customizing your inbox. Help gives you a helping hand on what to do whilst on excite.com. ******Communicate****** Send Free E-Cards – send cards to people electronically. Send Party Invites – send invitations to people. Voice Chat – speak to people online. Instant Message – send messages to friends using the excite instant messenger. Share Your Calendar – share your dates in your calendar with others. Webshots Photos – Look at photos. Send a Video Email – Send a video to friends using email. ******Shortcuts****** Music Radio – listen to the radio
          online. Find a Job – Get a job online. Horoscopes – Read your horoscopes online. Download MP3’s – download MP3’s. Shopping – shop online. Photo Search – Perform a search of photos online. Buy a Home – You can buy a home online. ******Partners****** Free Psychic Reading – Have a psychic reading online. Returning to the main home page of Excite.com, you can see straight away that their main offer to users of the site is the “Excite Precision Search”. Using this search you can search for any web site or topic you wish and many results will be found. Today on excite is a section which contains the main feature day to day. My stocks gives you information on various stocks for sale throughout the world. The stock price and change in price is also given. You can also get the weather forecast for the day. You can search for your areas weather by using Postal code. Another of the main features of excite.com is the large news archive they have on offer. Main news, Top Stories, Business News, Technology News, and Sports News are all part of the news service given to you by excite.com ******To Conclude****** Overall, Excite.com offers so much to non-subscribers and subscribers. I would say that the email service, and the search service as well as the news are the most useful part of the service. An excellent, easy to use site with so much on offer makes way for more success in the future.

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            15.02.2001 05:08
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            Excite is one of the better search engines, and it offers a whole lot more than that. If you sign up for a free e-mail address, you can send free text messages to mobile phones. The problem with this, is the speed of the e-mail log-in procedure. It can take up to a minute to check your password. Although this is not the end of the world, it is a bit of a nuisance. That aside, the other features offered by Excite make this more than just a boring search engine. The searching facilities themselves are above average, but definitely not as accurate as the superior Topclick.com (which is just a search engine and nothing else).

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              12.11.2000 17:50
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              What do you think when you hear of a new email service? You think 'boring'. Well, in most cases your quick asumption would be correct. Yet excite.com is just plain different. In many ways excite is like yahoo, except excite has a lot more to offer and the service is a lot less formal and more fun for you who have the 'child' streak in you. You can personalise your own page, changing colours, your greeting message, the contents, the layout of the contents, even how often you would lkike the page to refresh. On the email front, well, the service is sraight forward, easy to use, the usual bonuses apply to the email service. Except that you are offered free voicemail as well. I have not activated mine but I ma sure it is very good (Please let me know if you have used it so I can decide whether or not to bother). You can also forward email to other accounts for free. If this was not enough on its own, there is also a free excite assistant program that you download and are able to open when on the net. It will alert you of new email, news, TV listings, the weather, your horoscope, special deals and search for things at your request. There is even your own choice of radio stations to listen to. You can use upto five member names on the one excite account. Recieve the newsletters, updating you on new products. If that was not enough, you can even get a personalised tool bar form excite which enables you quicker connection, and alerts you of email. This bar can also be customised. There are alot of fun and games also. Pages designed purely for fun. In the horoscopes section for example there is a game called Loopy Lips. This game asks you for words, then these words are added to a story. The finished and complete stories are always a giggle. www.excite.com is a very useful website. If I were you, I'd sign up NOW.

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                04.11.2000 05:49

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                I got my e-mail adress thorough excite, and it is a very good site with good search facilities. Obviously you can access mail from it, but also get information to WAP phones, as well as sending text messages which i think is very good. These additional features are what attracted me to the site. The search engine is very good, but more often than not i do not come out what i am looking for. However, on occasions it has been very useful when I have nowhere left to go. It also gives you a selection of auto searches like sport, business etc, which are good when you are in a hurry Overall, a very good website search engine, but the additional features make it all worth while

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                27.09.2000 21:58

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                After being told to sign up with excite after being informed by a friend that it was a good portal, I went immediately... I have to say after the simple registering process I was able to login to their very extensive games section where I could play some of my all time favourite card games like Hearts and as well as other board games like Backgammon, Draughts and Chess. I like the online gaming section as you can tell, It is one of the best and most efficient I have seen in a long long time. All in all, excite has many features and a good search engine which is comparitive do altavista and shoudl be given a visit soon!

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                02.09.2000 23:41

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                Excite is not very impressive at all. When you search it never finds many results and they don't seem to be organised and actually on the topic wanted. It is pretty fast but not as fast as Google. They do have added site features like chat and clubs though like Yahoo do. Overall a good search engine but not the best out there. One that is a good overall page and search engine for all features and offers.

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                30.08.2000 22:13

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                I started using Excite from the moment I first got the internet. In my opinion it is the fastest and most convenient way of searching for stuff on the internet and it allows you to do advanced searches if you want to find something more specific. It gives the search results in a way that you can see the most visited and highly acclaimed websites so you know that the website is safe to use and reliable. For me Excite is very quick and precise and it is easy to use so beginners and experts can both the most out of it.

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                19.08.2000 19:22

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                I started using excite from the moment i first got the internet. In my opinion it is the fastest and most convenient way of searching for stuff on the internet and it allows you to do advanced searches if you want to find something more specific. It gives the search results in a way that you can see the most visited and highly acclaimed websites so you know that the website is safe to use and reliable. For me excite is very quick and precise and it is easy to use so beginners and experts can both the most out of it.

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                11.08.2000 06:03
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                I've used excite.co.uk as my main portal and email account for about a year now and i can honestly say that it has done exceptionally well. There is no seperate category for excite.co.uk so my opinion (on both of them) is going here for now. I was attracted to excite by the lure of beenz. They would give me 100 for signing up to excite and more offers almost every day (usually 25). This was too much to pass up, I'd just got the beenz collecting bug and they were giving them to me for just going there and looking around on their site. Needlless to say, I did. Excite works around a single 'portal' page that you configure to your preferences. For example, if you want the latest football scores and the league table for the Scottish second division on your front page, you can. You can even change where and in what order you display them. This is excellent as it means that things that you need but don't use all the time, like that league table can be put away at the bottom; wheras the constantly updating sports news is in the middle, just where you want it. This works for all sorts of things, from currency rates to the latest wheather. You can even change the colour scheme and photo's displayed depending on your mood. It's probably a good idea to change as much as possible as otherwise they seem to simply default to advertising. From this main page there are a number of different areas of the site to visit such as motoring, sport and travel. The content here is generally not provided by excite themselves but by another media group like Sportal, who's scrum.com service provides the content on the Rugby site. This is good in a way as these other sites are usually excellent but it provides little more than they do themselves and often significantly less interaction. The excite web search isn't as good as google.co.uk by a long chalk but it does have some excelent speciality searches for you to
                try such as mp3, hotels, news and wap. These searches are excellent and work really well, just don't use it for regualr web searching. I personally use their Excite Inbox email service that allows you to access it (and your pop3 mail) from any computer or phone in the world, it even takes your faxes! This has an excellent spam blocker and has well over 99% uptime. If the UK site isn't working you can access your email from any of the local Excite sites such as the US or Austrailian versions. The only difference between the Excite UK site and the US versions is it's ownership (50/50 with BT and Excite@Home) and the fact that there a vastly more ads covering the entire screen in the US version. All in all it's a very creditable effort and much cleaner and nicer to look at than the dreaded yahoo!

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                  09.08.2000 23:04
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                  Excite.co.uk is a specific UK portal and search engine. You can set up a free email account with excite, catch the latest news headlines get your daily horoscope. Excite has a comprehensive shopping portal, with links to some of the best e tailors in the UK. The search engine is quite concise; it gathers accurate results in seconds. I use excite quite often, I think the portal, is excellent, it has a wealth of information for us British. Also you can earn 25 beenz a day, by using Excites voice chat.

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