Updated: 10/30/2017 by Computer Hope

A metacrawler may refer to any of the following:

metacrawler1. MetaCrawler, now known as, is a metasearch engine originally developed in 1994 at the University of Washington by Erik Selberg and Professor Oren Etzioni. It provided users with the option to search news, videos, images, white pages, and yellow pages. MetaCrawler blended data from many of the top search engines including Yahoo!, Google, Bing,, and others.

2. An Internet spider is sometimes referred to as a metacrawler.

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