Cuil, lauching recently with the goal as a significant rival to Google, is a hot word now. I have read news of it quite a lot times. Statcounter’s blog also claimed that cuil is one to watch. So I decided to do a small test on it. I searched two practical questions that I had recently. Let’s see how well cuil and Google did on my questions.
My questions are:
- I want to run a daily job on Fedora. But after I put my script to /etc/cron.daily folder, the job did not run.
- I want to know if statcounter can monitor the traffic from my feed subscriber. Statcounter provides real-time traffic tracking and statistics. They do not have special feed subscriber tracking service.
My test results:
- I searched the problem 1 with keyword “fedora cron not work”.
- cuil found no results.
- Google’s first result was a thread on linux.derkeiler.com with topic “Fedora: Cron.daily not working“, which was quite relavent.
- I searched the problem 2 with keyword “statcounter track rss”.
- cuild produced some results, but none of them was relavent.
- Google’s first result was a thread on forum.statcounter.com with topic “Does StatCounter track RSS Feed access?“, which is quite relavent.
My conclusion: Google wins my test. Cuil needs to catch up.