Best Search Engine: Winner!

March 4th, 2010 · 9 Comments Best Search Engine has posted the winners of their 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards and we’re thrilled to announce that Surf Canyon won in the category of Best Search Engine. In their own words,

“The race for the Best Search Engine was intriguing, with a relatively unknown newcomer, Surf Canyon, picking up 48% of the votes and beating out search engine powerhouses Google, Yahoo! and Bing.”

Charles Knight at The Next Web Search covered the story and had this to say:

“Surf Canyon is Google on steroids (but it also works on Yahoo!, Bing, and Craigslist).  It turbo charges your web searches.”

We would like to thank our fans who voted for Surf Canyon as well as all of the users and partners who have helped to make our search engine what it is today.

[Update 3/5/10] It’s wonderful when we get coverage from all over the globe. Following up on the story above, Computer Plaything in Taiwan had a wonderfully detailed review of our application. From the translation we got this:

The greatest impact Surf Canyon is the beginning of my article, I want to resolve the issues raised: how to efficiently tap the “search results page after the second” To me beads may be useful for those left behind of regret? Surf Canyon will simply beyond the second page of the first page of search results into related projects and, based on experience to optimize your click-related effects, to meet individual needs.

Surf Canyon not only to expand the list of a layer of relevant recommendations of the links, but also based on first layer, then you are more interested in results, to continue to expand (excavation) Other search content. Directly on the home page you will be able to continue to explore, level by level.

First of all, Surf Canyon can really help you put several pages inside the back extract relevant results.

Surf Canyon site where banners read, “Unleash the Power of Search (liberation of the potential of search engines)” and “Real-time Search Personalization (real-time search for Personalized)”, very apt expression of the Surf Canyon uses.

We’ve also taken the liberty of including one of the screen shots, because it looks really cool:

Computer Plaything Screen Shot

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  • Patrick Murphy

    Way to go guys!!! Thats great news and well deserved….

  • esorhjy

    I am the blogger of “Computer Plaything(”

    It has been a great honour your quote.

    but I come from Taiwan, not China.maybe you can revise it ^^

    [Editor’s note: Our apologies! It has been fixed.]

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  • Iago

    I too, being a resident, though of an expat nature, of Taiwan these many a moon, starting back in the days it was still somewhat the “fascist state” in its pre-Democratic form, am happy to see that Surf Canyon has corrected that blooper which far too many people make. Taiwan is totally the little engine that could. It receives far too little support from the intertnational community.

  • michael

    I have just tried surf canyon and first impression very good search engine I also like the article you wrote.


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    Surf Canyon is clean, simple and very useful – just what a search engine should be. Congratulations on being selected on About.

    Surf Canyon is now also featured as one of the top search engines in Search-22.


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  • Craig

    Surfcanyon looks cool, but it looks like any other search engine to me. Though congratulations guys I prefer things that are a bit different in terms of user interface like Bings Visual Search or with its advanced GUI interface allowing users to view multiple search engine results.

  • Mark Cramer

    Thank you, Craig, for the feedback. They thing that make Surf Canyon unique is our ability to dynamically re-rank results “on the fly” as you search. It’s the only UI that will automatically go and dig out relevant results from as deep as page 100. Virtually no one ever digs that deep, and there’s often lots of good stuff down there.

    If you’d like to learn more, please check out