Lee Odden

Seriously Cool Meta Search

inquisitor
Today I received a heads up on one of the coolest search tools I’ve seen this year. It’s in beta like everything new these days and it’s called Inquisitor.

What’s so cool about this search tool is the Ajax implementation that shows suggested phrases as you type ala Google Suggest AND search results as you type. How cool is that?

You can also pick from these blog, social bookmark, ecommerce and regular search engines:

A9
Amazon.com
Digg
Flickr
Google
Technorati
Yahoo!

With all the Web 2.0 hype these days, it’s great to see a tool that just doesn’t sound cool, it really works.
Hat tip to Glen from Blogfuse.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.

Comments

  1. Pretty cool but odd that it doesn’t work in ie…

  2. Wow, I didn’t even check ie. I don’t use it anymore. That does make it “less” cool though, since less people will be able to use it. It would be a good idea for them to have a blog too.

  3. Igor M. says:

    I was also surprised when it prompted me to use FireFox.

    After using it a bit …. great tool. But, no MSN search???

  4. Tim Linden says:

    I have to admit, I clicked the link before reading your post and was quite surprised when it started searching as I typed. Pretty cool, and yes it is nice to see something just work instead of all the hype.

  5. Kim Roach says:

    Very cool tool! I think this could be very beneficial for online research as well as keyword research.

  6. Hi, just came across your blog and I think it’s great.

    As for this tool, just a question. How come the search results are different say when I do a Google search without going through Inquisitor?

  7. Lee Odden says:

    Hey Andy,

    Different results may be due to Inquisitor searching a different Google data center than you do or it may be that Inquisitor is scraping search results from Google like other meta search engines do, and thereby not showing exaxctly the same information.

    Lee

  8. Hi Lee,

    I get it, thanks. Anyway, this Inquisitor tool is quite cool, very fast search results. BTW, can someone recommend a good keyword research tool? (besides Good Keyword)

    Thanks
    Andy

  9. Andy, try Aaron Wall’s keyword research tool at http://tools.seobook.com. It’s chock full of features and the price is right.