Seems I’m not the only one who didn’t believe the hype. Now that their servers are working again, I can actually attempt to use it. For comparison, I’ll try a simple, unique, single word search. Using my last name:

  1. Google: 13,500 hits
  2. Yahoo!: 29,300 hits
  3. MSN / Live Search: 7,450 hits
  4. Ask: 1,410 hits

Cuil? No such luck. Evidently my last name might be…

  • a typo. Please check your spelling.
  • your search includes a term that is very rare. Try to find a more common substitute.
  • too many search terms. Please try fewer terms.

Or I should try to think of different words to describe my search. How about “SAY MY NAME BITCH!“? Not only does it return results, it includes such relevant categories as “Number-one Singles in New Zealand” and links to sites such as Utterz – I always say my name is Tom. Its easier.

121,617,892,992 web pages, and no mention of me at all. Apparently I’m not as Cuil as I thought.