Here is what we were asked to do:
Use a different search engine for your online genealogy research. Google is quite popular, but other search engines may provide different results. Try Yahoo! Search (http://search.yahoo.com/), Bing (http://www.bing.com/), Ask.com (http://www.ask.com/), Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com/), and even Clusty (http://clusty.com/). Pick an unusual surname and search it in different engines. Make note of the top 10 page returns for each. If you’re a genealogy blogger, share your observations on this experience.
I have become so accustomed to using Google as I am sure so many people have, that I forget about the other search enginges. I tried various names and places in all of the above pages. For the most part I the same results from all of them.
In my quick seach I cam across some pages I had forgotten I had found in the past. So I quickly bookmarked them, they should provide me with some information when I have time to get back to them
I find that with google, while I get numerous "hits", some good sites often get lost in the crowd, so trying some of these different ones allowed them to float to the top so too speak.
I will be bookmarking these other search engines and will utilise them for sure when doing my searches.
This was a great exercise!