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Old 06-02-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Alternative search engines to Google?

After copyright1997reloaded mentioned abandoning Google search in the Google Chrome to disable adblockers thread, I realized how dependent I am on Google search. It's worked pretty well for me, as I've learned to tune the keywords used to maximize the relevance. However, I haven't use any others since Ask Jeeves was new!

So what other search engines do you like, and why? I'm particularly looking for options for more technical power users, as I do use Google's site search, image search, and news search fairly often, but all opinions are welcome.
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regardless of which browser you use, you can still set it to use whichever search engine you like, ex Google.

Personally I use bing mostly.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:28 PM   #3
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Duckduckgo is my next favorite.
Bing is OK.
Yahoo is still fairly popular, but that's like using Bing, which powers it.
Startpage (powered by Google though)
Twitter searching can sometimes be quite useful
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I’ve completely switched over to DuckDuckGo and find it works fine for me. They’ve improved it a lot in the last couple of years. I can’t remember the last time I had to use google for search.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:16 PM   #5
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Bing is easier to type. There are too many Google divisions that pop up when typing.
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Does anyone know (for sure) when Google will stop the use of ad blockers in Chrome?
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I use DuckDuckGo from their page "Our app and browser extension stop you from being tracked, so you can Internet with peace of mind."

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Does anyone know (for sure) when Google will stop the use of ad blockers in Chrome?
That's probably a better question for the Google Chrome to disable adblockers thread.
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Bing is easier to type. There are too many Google divisions that pop up when typing.
duck.com links to duckduckgo.

Ironically, google owned duck.com for many years. They recently released it to duckduckgo.
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Dogpile.com is a metasearch engine and quires a few different search engines and combines the results.
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I prefer Startpage. It provides google search results without exposing you to google...Startpage servers are in the middle providing privacy. Duckduckgo is very good as well but I have found that the search results may not be as useful.
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When doing patent research, Megacorp IP lawyers directed us to use duckduckgo and to never touch google. Seems google has some internal idea harvesting AI that is fed by your research. Google swoops in and files a patent if there isn't one already... I'm sure its not completely automated... but when trying to protect a potential idea google search is not your friend.
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I’d never heard of duckduckgo before but it looks good and is easy to enable as the default search engine on the devices I use (browsers are Safari and Chrome).

Thanks for the tip!
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duckduckgo as much as i can

Bing as a second pick .

some of my order favs might now be ancient history ( but if Bing is struggling i will give anything new a try , for a while )

i avoid Google ( and Chrome) wherever possible

and since Apple turned to Intel processors , i no longer use Apple or Safari
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I'm really liking DuckDuckGo, but I'll probably give a couple of the others that I don't know a tryout eventually.
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Another DuckDuckGo fan here.
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Using start page as front end to google, but page loads up a little slowly on 2010 laptop. Anyone else use it?? Pros/cons?? Also use DuckDuckGo as a secondary.
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