Google Cuil Comparison Report July 31, 2008Posted by simarprit in Internet, portals, Search Engines, websites.
Tags: comparison, Cuil, cuil search engine, Google, Google Cuil
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Search Engines have always excited me, and I am loving doing Google Vs Cuil Comparison or Cuil Vs Google Comparison, choose the form you prefer. I am neutral.
For data reference please look at my other post title Cuil Review, available at http://simarprit.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/cuil-review/
- In Cuil Google comparison across 70 plus datapoints Google wins hands down
- Cuil is a serious attempt
- Cuil’s launch could have been delayed, or only a beta done at this stage
- Cuil needs to be thoroughly debugged
- Cuil needs to carry and define boundaries for geographies and verticals
- Cuil doesn’t recognize itself – Search for Cuil Reviews on Cuil and enjoy
- Cuil doesn’t speak or understand spoken English try “World Map from Mapsofworld.com” Google does it very well.
- Most of the filters require serious re-look
- Error Messages need to be polished
- Image integration is an issue
- Local data integration is non existent a search with a particular hotel address stated No results found – try “1510 North First Street San Jose” on both the search engines
- I would consider it much inferior to even Ask/ Yahoo/ Live and the gang, forget comparing it with Google
- Updating content process is not defined – As a result on search terms “Google Cuil Comparison” & “Cuil Review” – Cuil doesn’t pick up any of the results while Google picks both these posts. (July 31,2008 ). Even four days later August 4, 2008, Cuil just can’t locate this post.
- Some specifics, I checked for Great Mall at Milpitas, and I gave over 10 combinations for it – I didn’t;t get the official site even once. No chance. I check for “The Great Mall”; “Great Mall at Milpitas”; “Great Mall of the bay area” and so on.
- Be prepared to see “West Indian recipes” when you look out for Indian Recipes. Categorization looks to be a major issue.
- Google’s maturity shows when you search for “Time in New York” on both the search engines. Cuil gets a BIG ZERO, while Google tells the EDT as aspecial result.
- Cuil doesn’t understand “Geography Filter”. Search for “Map of San Jose” as an absolute search. Google knows that you are sitting in Bay Area and shows you San Jose, CA results fisrt, it also shows one result of San Jose, Costa Rica. Cuil gets it all wrong.
- Cuil doesn’t have “read my mind features” at all. I don;t know how correct it is to compare both on this account, I had the same experience when I checked the search engine for the word Time in New York I just now checked now for California Area. Google read my mind correctly and Cuil sent me over to Alcoholics Anonymous. For those who are alcoholics and need help the result was relevant.
- Google understands Wikipedia and does excellent meshing up of wiki information with search results. Look for “California Area”, it goes to Wikipedia, picks up the Area of State of California from the table on the right hand side and displays it up, bingo! Now search for California Capital, the special result is Sacramento. Cuil is yet to co-exisit with Wikipedia the way Google does. Google’s “spoken english language interface capabilities” are awesome. I just tried this “What is the area of California” to check whether Google still shows me the wikipedia culled out result or not, yes it does. It just truly filters out what is the and of. When I searched for “Where is California” Google showed its map of North America and also brought the wikipedia result telling me exactly “Where is California”. I may not go further making Google a destination site itself.
- Google realizes that there are other wonders on the Internet and is always looking at an opportunity to gain from them and provide a better user experience. Shall we call it maturity? Cuil is miles away ad Google on this count is many smiles 8) ahead.
- “Coffee Company Pleasanton” searched on both the sites brought in 100% different results. Google’s precise and accurate (and also justifiably with my post on the very top). Cuil struggled to find out where Coffee, Company ad Pleasnton were. This search phrase was given by me to look at categorization depth. My questions were – Do they know where it is? Do they have a meshing up table to bring the most apt rsult on the top? Is their weightage system working? is there database really the largest? I am afraid it doesn’t look like. It is about two month old post, a niche post. Zero on ten again. I am sorry Cuil, but I am just trying to make you better. Free of cost.
- Official Sites Filter – Cuil kept on getting searches wrong all the time. Worst happened when I gave both “Paris Vegas” non absolute. Google promptly understood that I was looking for Paris Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and promptly brought me the Map and the official site. Cuil couldn’t find the official site and showed me assorted results.
No results were found for: Biography of John Travolta
If you’ve checked your spelling, you could try using fewer or different keywords to broaden your search.
Still no luck? Send us your feedback: email@example.com - Good Morning Cuil aren’t you making a Fuil by actualy running this search engine. Why I am loosing my cool, a tester just tests.
The 70 plus parameters on which I did my reserach are mentioned in http://simarprit.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/cuil-review/
This post is being edited by me on daily basis and made more comprehensive.
Last update: August 6, 2008
Cuil – Review July 30, 2008Posted by simarprit in Blogging, Internet, News, News Reaction, portals, Review.
Tags: Cuil, cuil search engine, cuil-search, Google Cuil, News, Review, Search Engine, Simarprit
Google – Cuil Comparison
Is it really Cool?
Yes, the interface is. It is too good.
I will work towards a detailed comparison of Google and Cuil, let us see what comes out.
As a starter, Cuil is to Search Engines what iPhone was to mobile devices (at least the interface). It is awesome. The interface and HCI angle is a killer. It can disrupt the party for Google. It has that in it. That’s the good news. On HCI they get 10/10, compared to Google’s 2/10. But on search terms, I am afraid the novelty doesn’t pay, they are just continents away, or shall I say halfway around the world.
I just did about 2300 searches. Random. Global. On any thing and everything. I am getting more focused as I move on with more parameters.
- As per Cuil there are no “Indian Restaurants in San Jose” though we have “Japanese Restaurants in San Jose”, “Mexican Restaurants in San Jose” and “Chinese Restaurants in San Jose”. LoL
- Search for Map and see the error
- Search for Sap and see the error
|Anti Domain Squatting||8||2|
|Bridge Page Filters||8||2|
|Date and Time||7||1|
|Dead Link Checks||7||2|
|Dynamic Content Handling||8||6|
|Frame Based Content||8||4|
|H Tagging Relevancy||6||3|
|Long Tail Words||9||2|
|Look & Feel||1||10|
|Proper Noun Search||8||2|
|Read My Mind||9||0|
|Site Map Relevancy||8||3|
|Social Networking Content||8||2|
|Telephone Number Search||9||3|
|Within top results||7||8|
|ZIP Code Search||9||4|
- I am still working on this post, this post is continuously changing.
- New Parameters are being added every day
- Scores are also changing – I plan to do a major update
- This is a self initiated review
- I make no claims to be an authority on this subject or methodology adopted. However I admit to be a part of the vision/ engineering/ architecture/ design and development team of a Search Engine project which worked well as a beta product, but couldn’t find financial backing and died a natural death.