Cool, Kewl, Cuil! Finally a search engine based on contents and not popularity.

I promise no big long speeches about how Cuil (pronounced cool) is so much better then yahoo, google, or ask. What I will say is that I do feel like the information I recieve back from a a Cuil search is much more relevant in most cases. I also like the interface better. Did I mention their independent, well for now anyways. Taking context into account is everything (not just in search either). Here's what cool says:

"Popularity is useful, but not always important

Popularity is useful, but has dominated search results so heavily that it gets harder and harder to find the page you want, especially if your search is a complex one. Cuil respects popular pages and recognizes that for many simple searches, popularity is an easy answer to your question. But for a deeper search, establishing relevancy is more than a numbers game. Cuil prefers to find all the pages with your keyword or phrase and then analyze the rest of the content on those pages. During this analysis we discover that your keywords have different meanings in different contexts. Once we’ve established the context of the pages, we’re in a much better position to help you in your search."

About the Author

Rai-mon Nemar is an independent lifestyle advocate and the founder of LEGENDmag. With a background in music, coupled with more then 12 years of being an entrepreneur, Rai-mon is a forward-thinking progressive who's life work is synthesizing the independent aesthetic and creating a community for "indies". Visit his blog IndieGuy and follow him on twitter.