Searching for information on the Internet can be easy, especially if you are searching for something that is currently popular or in the news. For example, if you Google “Justin Bieber,” you are going to get pages and pages of useful information. However, if you search for something more obscure on many of the most popular search engine websites, you might not find anything relevant to your actual question. This becomes very frustrating.
A new search engine, SortFix, is here to help. SortFix was created in 2007 to do “all the hard work [of searching for information] and leaves you only the easy part.” Wow, what a concept: a search engine that actually finds the information you are searching for.
SortFix works by imitating a professional searcher. First, SortFix examines the results and compares them to the search query. This allows SortFix to determine the specific keywords that will help the user find the information he/she wants. Then, the user can modify his/her keywords to create a precise search question because “when you ask a precise question you usually get the right answer.”
I wanted to take this new search engine for a test drive, so I searched for “Lonja de la Seda,” a cultural site I visited while studying abroad in Spain. SortFix came up with 14,000 results. When I compare this search with Google’s search, I had only visited two of the first 10 results that SortFix offered. This means that SortFix offered different results than Google. So, if I had not been successful on Google, SortFix would have possibly had the information I needed.
Wait, how does SortFix come up with different results than Google? SortFix displays results from Google, Bing, YouTube, Twitter, and image search on the same page, giving users a more diverse compilation to choose from.
Another cool thing that I really like about SortFix is that it suggests other keywords that might help you find what you are looking for. For example, when I made my search, SortFix suggested I also add “Spain,” “UNESCO World Heritage Site,” and “Valencia” to my search. These keywords were determined by analyzing the results and determining which ones most closely matched what I was looking for. If I used another search engine, I would have to do this step myself, which could take a lot of time.
So, next time you are searching for something and just cannot find exactly what you want, head on over to SortFix. This is a really good resource for easier searching. There is a lot of information on the Internet and you should not have to dig through all of it when you only want a few specific details. I think using SortFix makes it easier to find those details.
Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comment box below!