Today’s blogosphere buzz is about a new search engine in the town called “Cuil” (Pronounced as “Cool”). Everyone jumped on the new kid and draw conclusions that it is bad, worse and not relevant. Yes i tried a few queries the results are not impressive but hey it is just one day old, give it some time it will be improved.
What makes this startup interesting is the founders are ex-googlers and the search indexing is cheaper than Google, but that may impress VCs not users anyway.
Cuil interface is little different from the rest, it has a dark background and shows search results in 3 column layout, although the layout is good it will take some time for us to get used to it. The search results will contain categories using which you can refine your search, these results are more relevant than the actual results you will get in the first attempt. Results are not that impressive, images are completely random and useless at the moment.
Give it a try and see how the you get the results, don’t expect Google search results there. I am sure in the next few months it will be improved, we definitely need some competition to Google search.