I worked for ChaCha when they first came out as a search guide. Basically they were a human assisted search engine. Someone puts in a query and a person finds a few sites that are relevant to their search and send it back to them. They have come a long way, but can they still consider themselves a search engine? Anyway I went in and checked them out and here is my assessment. There site has definitely changed over the years. When I worked for them the page was a search bar and their name. Now its like looking at MSN. The search query I put in was "How to care for Chickens" . It came in slow. There were videos along the side and a few relevant answers, but there were more sites on cooking a chicken then caring for them. The most interesting part, in my opinion, is the Google ad's at the top. So I guess it is a decent search engine but it still needs to work on its load time and it is still dependent on Google.apparently. I was not very impressed with it though.