Skip to comments.Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines
Posted on 08/07/2017 11:16:48 PM PDT by EliRoom8
Right now though maybe we should be paying more attention to the alternatives. Maybe our daily lives and, for some of us, careers shouldnt need to balance on the fickle algorithm changes of the worlds most valuable company.
Lets see what else is out there in the non-Google world. Its not that scary, I promise. Although you may want to bring a coat.
Bing -- Microsofts search engine is the second most popular search engine in the world, with 15.8% of the search market.
DuckDuckGo --The key feature of DuckDuckGo is that it doesnt retain its users data, so it wont track you or manipulate results based on your behaviour.
Quora -- As (others) gets better and better at answering more complicated questions, it will never be able to match the personal touch available with Quora.
Dogpile -- may look like a search engine you cobbled together with clip-art, but thats rather the point as it pulls in and curates results from various different engines including Google, Yandex and Yahoo, but removes all the ads.
(Excerpt) Read more at searchenginewatch.com ...
Rather than post this as a reply in today's Google censorship/firing thread, I felt that it'd be beneficial to get the impressions of others regarding just alternative search engines Freepers and Conservatives could use.
Bing is pretty good.
Die Google Die.
I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for a while, now. Don’t miss the commie fags at Google even a little bit.
Many (all?) of the alternative search engines just use search results from the big three - Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.
I like that feature.
Search isnt the key to googles power as a money making powerhouse...its AdWords.
I tried 2-3 different search engines before I settled on Bing. I got tired of liberal agenda driven Google. Their logos just got toooo cute for me. I prefer the exotic locations on the Bing page.
I use duckduckgo.com.
Bing is a general search engine. It works well, but not as well as Google. The only reason to use it is, you think Google is liberal, but you haven't researched Microsoft's politics, which are even more liberal than Google's!
DuckDuckGo (ddg.gg for short) is a general search engine. It's a meta search engine, which is to say, it doesn't do its own spidering, but, rather, combines the results of other search engines. Potentially useful. Good attitude.
Quora is not a general search engine. It's a glorified blog. There can be good stuff on it, but I'd never go there first. Of course, if Google leads there, then it might be worth a click. Maybe.
Dogpile is as old as dog piles. A meta search engine.
Vimeo is not a general search engine. It used to be a better YouTube, but YouTube caught up. YouTube's videos are now as sharp as Vimeo's. And there are a lot more of them. So, why use Vimeo?
Yandex is a general search engine. It works well. But certainly not as well as Google. So, why use it? Unless it contains results Google has been forced to remove? Or just to scandalize Robert Mueller?
Boardreader? Who they? Maybe I should take a look. But I doubt it.
WolframAlpha is not a general search engine. Actually not a search engine at all. More like a jack of all trades wannabe. Ask it something, and it will give you an answer. Sometimes spot on, but more likely quirky and irrelevant, albeit mildly interesting. If you know what it's good at, then use it. Maybe even spring for the pay version, if you're a college kid in certain fields. Otherwise, it's a waste of time.
IxQuick is yet another meta search engine.
Ask.com is well past it's sell-by date.
SlideShare is an internet pestilence. If you have a deck, post a PDF. Don't use SlideShare or its competitors.
Creative Commons Search is not a general search engine. It doesn't belong in the article.
Giphy is an internet pestilence. As are animated GIFs!
I'm a professional searcher of a sort as my profession always has looking for items or information that ranges from the common stuff to obscure. I've used or at least tried out in passing many of the search engines on that list.
My first go-to to get away from Google that I used for some years was DogPile. It's very functional and efficient. When Duckduckgo came out, I gave it a whirl as it explicitly did not track users, which was the main hook for me. Duckduckgo won my business though because it reliably gets good info and if not on the first try, with good enough clues so I can modify the search to try another angle.
Thanks, appreciate the correction. :) As you can tell, it’s one seldom used
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