Features / Options
Other Metasearch Engines
|1. Speed / Performance
- Fast search all the time.
- Queries more sources (search engines)
- Generates more results.
Only 1 or 2 well known metasearch engines can offer nearly as good a performance.
|| Relevant search
results with higher accuracy: sorted, ranked and nicely formatted.
|| Often junk results
with lots of unrelated listings or simply a bunch of sponsored
listings scattered everywhere.
|3. Multiple Search Methods
is the first and only metasearch engine with a fully
- Clustering Search
- Combined (Blended) Search
- Per-Engine (Split) Search
You can use any preferable search method with the 1-click option to view (analyze)
the results in any other search method output.
|| Results can be sorted and analyzed
in a number
of ways: by relevance/ranking, popularity, alphabetical
order, reverse-alphabetical order etc.
Also 1-click convenient settings to view/analyze the results
with: 'minimum details', 'fancy options', 'keywords highlighted'
and more. Favorite tools for researchers, journalists, librarians,
students and teachers.
| Either none or very
|5. Innovative User Interface
Neat and clean design for quick and easy navigation.
Smart User Interface
with instant-action, 1-click setting-buttons innovated and introduced by
Most do not have any meaningful user-interface at all.
|| Innovative, 1-click,
the spot preference settings introduced by WebMenu.
All changes takes place without changing the page you are
on and instantly. Customize your WebMenu
and enjoy a better internet search.
You no longer need to go to a separate page,
submit your preferences and start over again.
| Most metasearch
engines do not have any preference setting options at all. Only
a few engines have old style preference settings with limited
|| 1-click color
setting option to suit you mood
|| 1-click settings
font/text style and size. Extremely helpful for people with
eye fatigue, vision problems, minors, elderly people and those
who spend a lot of time online.
|| Instant 1-click
versions of the site: 'Standard Page' and 'Lite page'. Visitors
with slower connection can switch to 'Lite Page' version with
just a single click.
|| Reasonable content-filter
|| Most metasearch
engines do not have any effective content-filtering option.
|| No disturbing banners
|| Widely used in most
other metasearch engines
|| Strictly limited
number of sponsored listings may appear. Shown separately and
|| Mostly interested
in showing all the sponsored listings rather than relevant search
|| Real time search
viewer/statistics with up to the second accuracy. See what
people are searching for in WebMenu.
|| - Live
Search option lets you see the actual search process taking
place in real time as webmenu fetches
the results for you.
- Also lets you view and choose the sources (search engines).
Search Interface allows a more comprehensive search. Also
helps make a complex search without any knowledge of boolean
connectors ( +, -, "", AND, OR, NOT).
|| Most (example: Mamma,
Clusty) do not have any 'Advanced Search Interface' at all.