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.