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#16 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 16:27

Maybe I'm paranoid but does the "DG" in your username stand for "DuckGo" ... spam?? :p

Anyway, Google is by far the best search engine in my experience....and I've used them all Dogpile, Ask Jeeves, Lycos, Yahoo, Bing.. Google takes the cake :)


#17 Nick H.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 16:32

There are search engines other than Google?

I can't understand why people want to move away from something when it's "mainstream." There is a reason that Google is popular, it provides the best results.

EDIT:

Maybe I'm paranoid but does the "DG" in your username stand for "DuckGo" ... spam?? :p

Ha, being the cynical person I am, the same thought passed through my mind when I was reading this...

#18 Gerowen

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 16:40

https://www.duckduckgo.com is a good one, and doesn't change the priority of search results based on your personal search history.
https://www.blekko.com is another good one that uses something called "slash tags" extensively to allow you to customize your search results.

#19 greenwizard88

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 16:49

Isn't duck duck using google API's anyway?

I use bing. It works, that's all I care about.

#20 Hum

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 16:54

I love http://www.dogpile.com/ and have used it for many years. :laugh:

#21 OP DGMurdockIII

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 13:30

http://duckduckgo.com/

#22 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 13:31

BING BING

#23 NiceCarpet

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:10

I hear good things about http://www.googl.com

#24 Salty Wagyu

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:23

http://duckduckgo.com/


It's funny how you replied to your own OP recommending a search engine to OP - which happens to be you.

#25 dysgenics

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:26

travelled to the future to inform his past self

#26 remixedcat

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 13:51

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

#27 kawasabi

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:59

HotBot

#28 vetTHolman

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:09

Bing... Death to Google!

#29 +Medfordite

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:39

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. :)

#30 OP DGMurdockIII

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 14:31

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