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Looking for a good search engine.

Blim
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Looking for a good search engine.

Google is just a waste of space. It used to be really helpfull but now I spend more time looking at results that contain maybe one work from my search but nothing relevant. It would seem some words will set it off on the same old results. Google seems to be more worried about search times and how fast your page loads. You almost have to know the exact words to the answer you are trying to search.
Some words just cant be used in searching unless all you want to do is download free add infested software or read some random persons opinion stating the obvious or just writing a review no one in there right mind would read.
Bit of a rant there but if anyone knows of a worthy search engine that favors relevance over money pease let me know Tongue
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

No search engines have been any good since the demise of Ms Dewey!
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

I use https://duckduckgo.com/about
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Mike
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

@jelv I see what you mean.
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

Quote from: I
I use https://duckduckgo.com/about
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Does this work with Firefox ?
CX
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

I see that Google have removed the "More results from..." link from search results, so quick access to site search is no longer possible (and now you are unlikely to find what you are looking for in the top 5 search results from a forum site). And the cached view of a page is now hidden away in a stupid menu.
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

Quote from: shutter
Quote from: I
I use https://duckduckgo.com/about
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Does this work with Firefox ?

Yes , there is also an add-on for FF and an extension for Chrome.
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Mike
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

Its the default search engine on Linux Mint installs, so yep works in FF.
Steve
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

You can add any of these to your search bar, quite a few to pick from. http://mycroftproject.com/dlstats.html
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

I've tried a number of search engines and always gone back to Google.  Works well for me.
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

Same here, I tried several others but came back to google.co.uk
Razer
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

Duckduckgo lasted three or four searches for me before I inevitably switched back to google. DDGs result were simply shit. As for google, I still don't like how bad it is (though still better than DDG) and I hate the changes they just made.
Javert
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

Just a slight digression from the subject of browsers per se. Yesterday we had to do a Freeview retune because of the spread of 4G - and did mine around 7am. Later in the day, I was surprised to receive an email from . . . Google.  This was a "Google Alert" to advise me that “Freeview viewers in Salisbury and the Isle of Wight will need to retune their TV.”  That was very kind of them - as I live in North Suffolk - and receive my TV from the Norfolk transmitter.
From a quick search on Google (!) - https://support.google.com/alerts/answer/175925?page=faq.html&hl=en&ref_topic=28415&rd=1
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

I have a number of Google alerts set up and find them useful.
peem
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Re: Looking for a good search engine.

I've been using dogpile for a while now.
http://www.dogpile.com/