Cuil isn’t

So Cuil got press today. It’s a search engine started by people that left Google. Supposed to be oodles better.

I wasn’t impressed.

Call me an egotist but when I searched on marc pitman, I didn’t come up in the first page but the obscure movie actor with my name did. I’ve worked hard over the last decade to make sure I’m in at least 50% of the top results. So it’s weird to not be in it at all. And “Marc A. Pitman” showed no results.

And for fundraisingcoach? Not even my own site www.fundraisingcoach.com came up! It comes up with obscure link farms and other questionable URLs.

So much for indexing billions of pages. And it seemed slow too.

Apparently, Cuil is picking up all the bottom dwellers the other search engines have long since learned to ignore.

Ike Pigott nailed it in a tweet just now:

You’re not missing much. Cuil is Google’s little cousin who’s into Goth but too chicken to get piercings. Google Dark.

I’m pleased to be sticking with Google, thank you very much.

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Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

2 thoughts on “Cuil isn’t”

  1. I could be wrong, but I believe the robots need time to scour all potential URL’s

    I had the same experience when I searched ‘Rich Gouette’
    But, minutes later, the same search popped up all sorts of sites..
    however, “Marc A. Pitman” still comes up blank…rats
    or should I say ‘luchógs’ in Gaelic

    🙂

  2. Nice Gaelic!

    If that’s the case, it seems to me, that if you’re announcing a newer and better search engine, you’d wait until robots have scoured a bit.

    Why would you tick off the bloggers and techies that could let everyone know how cool you are?

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