The "Big Three" (Google, Yahoo and MSN) are pretty much ubiquitous wherever you go in the world. They have a presence in most languages and need to be worked with, but other local search engines are also important. Below are just a few of the local engines that we consider worth putting some effort into.

Japanese search engines and directories

www.goo.ne.jp

www.nifty.ne.jp

www.infoseek.co.jp

www.jicoo.co.jp

www.fresheye.co.jp

www.wawoo.org

www.biglobe.ne.jp

German search engines

www.web.de

www.t-online.de

www.abacho.de

www.fastbot.de

www.allesklar.de

Thai search engines

www.thaifind.com

www.thai.com

www.sansuk.com

www.hunsa.com

www.yumyai.com

www.sanook.com

Korean search engines

www.daum.net

www.naver.com

www.simmami.com

www.hanmir.com

French search engines

www.lycos.fr

www.mavicanet.com

www.voila.fr

www.wanadoo.fr

Russian search engines

www.aport.ru

www.yandex.ru

www.rambler.ru

www.pingwin.ru

Chinese search engines

www.sohu.com

www.sina.com

www.163.net

www.baidu.com