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looking for good search engine alternatives to google

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I used to use hotbot back in the day.. Lol

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Bing... Death to Google!

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I have been slightly annoyed by the Google Filter Bubble that has been talked about by Eli Pariser. (TED video below if you are interested, I think it was brought up here before)

I can take my cell phone which is not signed into Google, and my PC which is also not signed into Google, cache/cookies cleared and get different results for the same query. I have found that often-times, my search results don't always match my needs with Google.

With that said - I still use Google. Why? because, they have good search results.

I have tried Duck Duck Go, and the 'others' and have gotten some pretty good results in the past, but nothing quite like what I get with Google. No, it isn't because of the filter bubble - it is because, even though my results are different on my phone and my PC, Google quite simply can lock in on text in a web page and find some obscure things.

I have also tried Bing and just can't get used to it for my tastes.

I am not trying to knock Google or any other Search engine, but am more or less just saying - go with what results you find to be the most relevant to your search needs. :)

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duckduckgo is the best alternative for website search now all i need is a good image search engine then i i'll be all most google free beside for using gmail

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I've heard Chumhum is good. ... Lets see how long it takes someone to figure that one out!

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Why are you bumping a 2 year old thread, with the last reply by you 1 year ago nearly.

 

 

anyway, duckduckgo is horrible. it's set as default in the mint live distro I use on my service usb stick... well it is every time I reinstall until I change it. it's horrible, absolutely horrible, can't even find the most basic stuff and using it it feels like the browser is infected with one of those search page malwares. 

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I've heard Chumhum is good. ... Lets see how long it takes someone to figure that one out!

 

I hear the Florricks use it extensively. :)

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I hear the Florricks use it extensively. :)

 

Yes, Yes they do, a LOT

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Whether you're affiliated with them or not, it's blatantly obvious that DuckDuckGo is your choice for a search engine. Every reply you made has a link to their website including a wiki link. :/ Regardless, this thread is dated.

 

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