Paid search engines

 

The ones we use most are Google, Yahoo, Bing/MSN, Ask and some regional and/or language specific search engines. And now eBay also has a paid search component.

Of the social networking sites, we tend to us Facebook and Twitter most but the situation is constantly changing and depends on your regional focus.
AFS has experience of advertising or conducting paid search (not social networking usage) on these social media sites:

Communication

  • Micro-blogging applications: Twitter
  • Social networking: Facebook, Myspace, Bebo

Collaboration

  • Social bookmarking: Delicious, StumbleUpon
  • Social news: Digg, Reddit

Multimedia

  • Photography: Flickr
  • Video sharing: YouTube

Entertainment

  • Virtual worlds: Second Life
  • Game sharing: World of Warcraft

 

Of the paid social networking sites we are currently using General

Geographical limited scope

Accountancy

Business

Education

Enterprise
See also: Enterprise search

Mobile/Handheld

  • Taptu: taptu mobile/social search

Job
Main articles: Job search engine and Employment website
See also: Category:Job search engines

Legal

Medical

News

People

Real property

Television

Video Games

By information type
Search engines dedicated to a specific kind of information

Forum

Blog

Multimedia
See also: Multimedia search

Source code

BitTorrent
These search engines work across the BitTorrent protocol

Email

Maps

Price

 

Question and answer
Human answers

Automatic answers
See also: Question answering

Natural language
See also: Natural language search engine and Semantic search

By model
Open source search engines

Semantic browsing engines

Social search engines
See also: Social search, Relevance feedback, and Human search engine

Metasearch engines
See also: Metasearch engine

Visual search engines

Search Appliances

  • Google: Google Search Appliance

Communication

 

Collaboration

 

Multimedia

 

Reviews and opinions

 

Entertainment