There is a new search engine in town – Cuil (pronounced "Cool") was officially launched yesterday by three former engineers from Google: Anna Patterson, Russell Power and Louis Monier.
Cuil claims to have more than 120 billion pages in the index that is "three times as many as Google"
How does Cuil rank search results?
Cuil’s algorithm uses the actual content of a Web site for ranking. It looks at the text you have on a page and how relevant it is to the user’s search and results are shown in a 2 or 3 column layout rather than a vertical list like Google.
Cuil also promises not to log searchers’ history, surfing habits and IP information that can be traced back to the individual.
Will Cuil become Google’s top competition? Try it out and decide for yourself! www.cuil.com