I repeated my search-engine test for “Tagore settings” from 7 August 2002. Also registered as a zealot for the Directory at LookSmart, after passing the test (wow).
|Search Engine||6 August 2002||2 October 2005|
|AllTheWeb||9: blog||1: old 2: new 3: old CD 6 blog|
|AltaVista||–||1: old 2: new 3: old CD 4 blog|
|AOL Search||1 old 2 blog||–|
|Ask Jeeves||–||1 old 2 blog|
|1 old 2 blog||–|
|HotBot||–||1 old 2 old CD 3 blog|
|Lycos||14 blog||1 old 2 old CD 3 blog|
|Yahoo!||–||1 old 2 new 3 old CD 6 blog|
Conclusion: still to register for Open Directory, and Google has disappeared! This is probably related to the lack of updating. For the text between quotes Google gives the result far better rating: 3re! Google also takes “setting” without plural s into account.