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Searchme Goes Off-Line


Searchme, the number one ranked search engine in The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2008, has gone off-line.

You can read more about its problems at this TechCrunch post.

The site now redirects to Google.

Fortunately, there are a lot of other good options out there for English Language Learners that you can find on that list.

I sure pick ‘em. In addition to the number one site on that list going under, the number one tool on The Best search engines for ESL/EFL Learners 2007 went out of business, too. The same thing happened to the number one app on The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008.

Perhaps being named number one on a “The Best…” list is a kiss of death…

If I ever wanted to generate some income,  maybe I could  have companies pay me not to name them number one :)

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. What a pity, their interface looked good. Yet, I didn’t really like them because I never got rid of the impression of unnerving=unwanted=paid result pages butchering the otherwise standard search result lists…

  2. Thanks for letting us know, Larry. I loved SearchMe because of the embed function, and how slick it was, but I admit I used/use Google from habit.

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