I use metacrawler, which (they claim) "searches the best results from the combined pool of the world's leading search engines" ... "including Google, Yahoo! Search, MSN Search, Ask Jeeves, About, MIVA, LookSmart and more."
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Originally posted by Kailash Thiyagarajan: Try as many search engines as you want, but at the end of the day you would end up using Google
Metacrawler cites its search engine sources for each result, and I would miss a lot of good information if I were only using Google. (They claim that their "metasearch technology can search 50% more of the Web than any single search engine.") Also, I find Metacrawler results to be better ordered in terms of relevance.
Occasionally, I check Google to see what "the rest of the world" gets when they search on the same keywords I'm entering, and I'm usually disappointed.