What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

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What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение odeshevych@gmail.com » Вт окт 03, 2017 5:56 pm

Many people suggest Qwant, saying it's it's accurate and since people complain about privacy in several threads, maybe people find this a good alternative. They claim privacy is a priority to them. But so far this search engine gave me less than optimal search results. Maybe you have some suggestions? I would be glad to hear your input.

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение Ronnie Owens » Сб окт 07, 2017 10:36 am

Duckduckgo, bing and yandex are some of the best alternatives to Google.

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение mvanpelt » Ср окт 11, 2017 5:28 pm

<quote user="ronnie owens">
Duckduckgo, bing and yandex are some of the best alternatives to Google.
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I've mostly just been continuing with Google.

Duckduckgo seems to be pretty good on the privacy front.

Bing, that's Microsoft. Is that better than Google? I'm not sure.

Yandex is a Russian company. Different issues than Google. If possible Russian government entanglements are a concern to you ... maybe not.

On all these, the big question is, what is your concern about how your browsing history might be abused? I buy a USB charger on Amazon, then ads for USB chargers start appearing on my Facebook, and in the Google advertising sidebar. Creepy, for sure, but I'm not convinced it's a huge issue. For me, at least.

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение Dutch Mountain » Вс ноя 19, 2017 2:45 pm

Other alternatives :
Startpage - hxxps://classic.startpage.com
Ixquick - hxxps://www.ixquick.com
* Note : These two are "privacy friendly" and use ( more or less ) the Google system and / ot algorithm.

Surf canyon - hxxp://www.surfcanyon.com
A completely different search engine, digging deeper in websites and giving totally different results.
Same goes for Duck Duck Go, also different results that the Google related SE's.

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение demonluo » Пт дек 08, 2017 6:38 pm

qwant is powered by bing (just like yahoo) for web, image & video search...
duckduckgo is powered by yahoo (which is powered by bing) for web, image & video search...
yandex is obviously not powerful enough coz their webcrawler rarely even crawl chinese/japanese/korean etc language sites, so their web search is like 3rd world countries & their image/video search is like 9th world countries compare to google/bing which is 1st world...
only baidu/so/sogou even come close but they r chinese, so u may need web translator & btw, they censor porn...

check here for list of search engines...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение Dutch Mountain » Пт дек 08, 2017 8:21 pm

<quote user="demonluo">

only baidu/so/sogou even come close but they r chinese, so u may need web translator & btw, they censor porn...

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In the past we've had several discussions here about Baidu.com. It' s Chinese, censored and manipulated results.
Not trusted by Quterra and Scumware.org : hxxps://www.scumware.org/search.scumware

More info : hxxps://www.marketingtochina.com/20-reasons-hate-baidu

The scorecard of Baidu seems manipulated to me as well, so many conflicting comments..... Weird !


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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение A440 » Сб дек 09, 2017 3:56 am

Re: Baidu.com – if it is from inside the PRC, it can not be completely trusted since the government has made little secret about being into and manipulating all social media and ISPs.

I recently noticed [green]searchnet.ml[/green], which was up for review.
It is quick and I liked how the results looked without the heavy site bias that google has a serious problem with.
I also noticed how after I rated this search engine, it has been severely downgraded by someone (?) with no comment whatsoever.
Talk about rating manipulation!

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest? - SEARCHNET ???

Сообщение Dutch Mountain » Вс дек 17, 2017 10:44 am

<quote user="a440">

I recently noticed [green]searchnet.ml[/green], which was up for review.
It is quick and I liked how the results looked without the heavy site bias that google has a serious problem with.
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A - One can be quick if you don,t find everything. I've made a comparison what Google finds in my profession ( plant breeding ) and what searchnet finds. That one has very limited results and doesn't even comes near to Google in both search results and images results.

B - To me the site seems still under construction. The pages "Features" and "About" have no content and "Popular terms" only a few key words, probably placed by the web designer


<quote user="a440">
I also noticed how after I rated this search engine, it has been severely downgraded by someone (?) with no comment whatsoever.
Talk about rating manipulation!
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You have 3 disagrees on your comment and I think I’ll join.
That’s perhaps no manipulation but opinion
This searchnet is not very effective as a search engine.

Note BTW : Checked with URLVoid and Virus Total. No Threaths found - CLEAN

BTW 2 : The registrant of the URL is Dutch and I don't understand why they use the country extension ML in stead of ( Dutch ) NL

[yellow] RATED [/yellow] and commented


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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение A440 » Вс дек 17, 2017 12:49 pm

<quote user="dutch mountain">
A - One can be quick if you don;t find everything. I've made a comparison what Google finds in my profession ( plant breeding ) and what searchnet finds. That one has very limited results and doesn't even comes near to Google in both search results and images results.

You have 3 disagrees on your comment and I think I’ll join.
That’s perhaps no manipulation but opinion
This searchnet is not very effective as a search engine.
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Sure, that's fine, however I question why the site should get down voted if people don't believe it to be as effective as Google. I don't think that is the intent of a WOT rating.
I am beginning to detest Google's deliberate insertion of certain companies at almost every other search that I perform on their platform.
I have to use a rather long custom script as it is to filter out these promoted sites that have little to do with my search.

I did find that searchnet did mostly omit these heavily promoted sites on Google.

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RE: What alternatives to Google can you suggest?

Сообщение Dutch Mountain » Вс дек 17, 2017 2:16 pm

<quote user="a440">
Sure, that's fine, however I question why the site should get down voted if people don't believe it to be as effective as Google. I don't think that is the intent of a WOT rating.
I am beginning to detest Google's deliberate insertion of certain companies at almost every other search that I perform on their platform.
I have to use a rather long custom script as it is to filter out these promoted sites that have little to do with my search.

I did find that searchnet did mostly omit these heavily promoted sites on Google.
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Agreed !

[cite]the intent of a WOT rating. [/cite]
In general it's common habit that we don,t rate sites which are still under construction.
But this site in the opening page reports 2016 - 2017 and now it's almost 2018.
IMO then a site isn't "under construction" anymore but for a long time unfinished.
And that means incomplete. No PP, ToS, contact info. Just to mention some.
Hence my yellow rating

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