Are People Really Using Cuil?

Nov 25, 2008 • 9:11 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Other Search Engines

The Cuil search engine has been around for a few months, and now that the momentum has died, we've taken the liberty to look at the usage statistics to see how it is faring.

At High Rankings Forum, most individuals forgot about it (and even forgot how to spell it). Some think it's a dead fish in the water; Jill Whalen, however, suggests that Cuil will relaunch eventually once they address the issues that were brought up during the shoddy launch of the service. (Personally, I think Cuil is out of their window to launch in such a fashion; they missed the ball.)

We'll see. I think Cuil is forever forgotten, and I think I'm not alone.

Here's Alexa's usage statistics:

Cuil: Even Alexa Indicates Death

And Quantcast:

Cuil: Quantcast Shows Suckage

And check out the dying Google trends:

Cuil: Google Trends Shows Slowing

What do you think? Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forum.

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Michael Martinez

11/25/2008 06:55 pm

It takes any new search engine about two years to establish itself. In my opinion, it's way too soon for people to be driving nails into coffins for Cuil. Google continues to lose real market share, so there is no reason to believe that someone won't take their top slot somewhere down the road. Right now, Microsoft is the most aggressive player chasing Google, but in a year that picture could change totally.

Lenin Nair

12/01/2008 01:36 pm

Oh this is good. I knew this well ahead. That's why I wrote this post particularly targeting this search engine: Cuil is totally substandard and may well be lying in that they have indexed 120 billion pages. I doubt it strongly since they haven't even indexed my PR4 blog with 600 backlinks in Google. Also, when I search in Cuil, I get totally substandard results. If you use this search engine, you will be missing a lot of important news and information. Cuil doesn't stand up to any competition to the remotest search competitor of Google, whoever it is.

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