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Google is the Web Search engine that I use more often, but I would like to know if there are web apps were you can define a list of search engines or webisite you want to retrieve the data for, in a single shot.

The idea is to specify, for example, that I want retrieve the search results from:

  • 10 top results from Google
  • 10 from Bing
  • 10 from Microsoft MSDN Forums
  • 10 from Stack Overflow

Do you know something useful?

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Search3 Try it here –  Julius A Jul 1 '10 at 13:43
    
back in the old days this would be called "meta-search" –  akira Jul 1 '10 at 14:57
    
Ixquick.com –  akira Jul 1 '10 at 14:59
    
I would really like to add also search of some specific website, this would help during search of specific topic like programming issues, etc. –  Drake Jul 1 '10 at 15:05
    
you know about the "site:" syntax in Google, don't you? –  ChrisF Jul 1 '10 at 15:08
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MetCrawler is an online solution:

MetaCrawler.com utilizes metasearch technology to compile results from many of the Web's major search properties, delivering more relevant and comprehensive results every time you search. By accessing multiple search engines for each query, MetaCrawler.com provides you with a richer and more relevant spectrum of results than you would from using any single search engine.

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Copernic Agent is a desktop solution:

Copernic Agent gives you the ability to cover more of the Web and to get relevant, high quality results grouped into categories. From a single query, Copernic Agent gives you better search engine results by consulting multiple search engines at once, combining their results, removing duplicates and keeping only the very best of the information gathered from queried search engines.

There is a free Basic version

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Here's one that's been around for a while:

http://www.dogpile.com/

From the front page it looks like it searches Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.

Powered by Metasearch technology, Dogpile returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask, so you find what you’re looking for faster.

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