Three New Search Engines Worth Checking Out

. Somebody who's never seen a computer might think that's the cast of a 1930s knockabout comedy. But we know them as the three big players in the search engine marketplace.

It takes a brave company to set up in business against them, but that's what several intriguing startups are doing. The nature of the computing industry is one of giants regularly toppling. Remember Wang, DEC, or even Sun? So why not Google, Microsoft or Yahoo?

Here are three new search engines worth examining, either to use as tools in your workflow or to start (SEO) techniques for your business.

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Blekko brings a couple of new tricks to the search party but the main one is the concept of slashtags. These are qualifying words that are added to search phrases after a slash (/) to refine the query.