Lycos was major search engine on the web that emerged in the mid-1990s, alongside AltaVista and Excite. It was one of the first websites to offer users a comprehensive index of web pages, with advanced features such as keyword search and advanced query options.
Lycos quickly became famous for its ease of use and wide range of results, making it a go-to choice for many web users. In addition, Lycos also developed its technology known as clustering, allowing users to quickly refocus their searches to narrow down the most relevant results. Despite its popularity at the time, Lycos eventually faded from prominence as more powerful search engines, such as Google, began dominating the market.