I’ve been searching the Internet for my job since 1995, and a lot of search engines have come and gone in that time. Google is the big dog in the search engine field right now, but there are lots of smaller, more specialized search engines out there. These can be useful if you’re looking for very specific information and you don’t want to be overwhelmed with results. If you want to see what other search engines are out there, go to List of Search Engines – Top 2010 Search Engine List. Here you’ll find a lot of options for Web searching, although here’s one warning: the list was made in 2010, and some of the engines have run out of gas since then. There are plenty of others that are still up and running, though, so have fun exploring this list (and maybe you’ll find a better search engine for your needs than Google!).
I’m an ebook author and a big supporter of the digital revolution. Of course you’d expect someone with this many books available to say that! However, I’m also a lover of old-fashioned print books, and I have shelves and shelves of them in my home. That’s why I like this site — 100 Places to Connect With Other Bibliophiles Online | OEDb.– because it has 100 sites where book lovers can connect, to buy, sell, and trade books, discuss them, and make recommendations to other book lovers. You’ll find lots of great sites here, and it’s a great way to use the Internet to connect with other lovers of print books — kind of a merging of the new and the old!
RetailMeNot: Coupon Codes, Coupons, Promo Codes, Free Shipping and Discounts for Thousands of Stores
‘Tis the season for online shopping, and before you do any serious shopping you should visit RetailMeNot. This site has some of the best deals on the Internet, with bargains, discounts, and coupons galore. You can browse dozens of categories, or look for the latest deals on the homepage. There’s a coupon code lookup, deals on free shipping, Christmas bargains, and much more. You can do a keyword search for a product, trade tips with others on the community forum, and have a blast as you’re saving money. This is definitely a site to bookmark at Christmas, or any time of year.
If you like this Really Useful Sites Web site, you’ll love my new ebook. It’s a collection of some of the best, most useful sites I’ve written about in the last few years, and they’re all gathered together in one place. Every site has my review telling you the highlights of the site, plus there’s a link to each one, so you can go directly there. It’s a great way to organize your Web surfing, because you can have all your useful links in one place. There are useful sites in dozens of categories. Check it out! It’s available on Smashwords here!
Here’s a great site for teachers, students, and anyone who is trying to learn English as a second language. TOP English Reading Websites has links to sites where you can find resources for reading English. There are links to online libraries with thousands of ebooks, newspapers, audiobooks and more. This is a page at a site called Speechy Project, which has many resources for language teaching, and a lot of them are free. There are links to English grammar Web sites, vocabulary builders, writing and reading tutors, and much more. Check it out!
There are so many cool sites on the Web, and we all have our favorites. Ever wonder if there are other sites out there that are similar to your favorite ones? SimilarSites.com will help you find them. All you do is type the name of a site in the search box, and SimilarSites.com will give you a list of sites that are similar. You’ll find dozens of sites in just about every category, and it’s a good bet some of them will be new to you. If you want to refine your search more, click on some keywords in the right column. This is a great way to expand your knowledge of the Web, and find some new sites to bookmark!
I write ebooks and I’m firmly committed to the digital revolution, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to curl up with a good old-fashioned print book now and then. Books have been my friends and teachers since I was a boy of six, and I don’t ever see a time when I will abandon them. That’s why I like BookFinder.com, which is a site where you can search for print books online. Just type in the title, author, keyword or ISBN number and in seconds BookFinder.com will search 150 million books online to find what you’re looking for. It will find you new, used, rare, out-of-print, international books, or textbooks, and it will compare prices for you. You can look for first editions or signed copies, and you can also specify your price range. The search results list will have links to sites where you can buy the books online and have them shipped to you. All in all, BookFinder.com is a great site for bibliophiles the world over!