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{VANITY} I am sick of google! Looking for a relevant search engine, opinions wanted!
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Posted on 01/14/2012 3:09:53 PM PST by narses

The time was that yahoo answered most basic searches sort of well. And then along came google, and for a while they looked like the gold standard. But lately the SEO games and massive quantity of stuff online has made simple queries painful. Anyone have a better set of search engines for the DIY or how to crowd?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: esmit; google; searchengines; yahoo
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1 posted on 01/14/2012 3:09:59 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

I only use Yippy.com....supposedly don’t track you.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 3:11:16 PM PST by conservaDave
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To: narses
qwiki
3 posted on 01/14/2012 3:13:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: narses

Check out youtube. There are videos on everything under the sun. Anything from step by step engine rebuilds, to complete home renovation. I use it all the time.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 3:13:45 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: narses

I agree with your assessment on googles usefulness. People have long beat it’s system resulting in search results showing other’s search results summaries .


5 posted on 01/14/2012 3:13:49 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: narses

I switched to dogpile long ago and haven’t been misserved...but my needs are few.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 3:14:03 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: conservaDave; narses

I might try that, thanks very much.

I am unhappy with Bing and like narses, I despise google so much, I don’t have it on this computer!


7 posted on 01/14/2012 3:14:21 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: narses

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm


8 posted on 01/14/2012 3:15:08 PM PST by Puckster
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To: narses
I like and use:

Here

I know weird name... but it's clean, fast and as good you'll find. I found the html code to give the link in 2 seconds.

9 posted on 01/14/2012 3:16:24 PM PST by vortigern
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To: narses

I’ve switched to Bing. You can also set it so it doesn’t keep a record of your searches. I find it to be every bit as good a search engine as Google.


10 posted on 01/14/2012 3:16:38 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: narses

I use Bing.....And it’s Patriotic(:


11 posted on 01/14/2012 3:17:59 PM PST by geege
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To: narses

Google is so frequently annoying and useless now. The minute they started moving from a search engine to an “experience” they started sucking.


12 posted on 01/14/2012 3:18:25 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: sean327

While I can watch vid clips ...I can no longer download Youtube vids?
Otherwise,I may will look into those other search engines because while I have not had any difficulity with google I don’t like the fact that its run by nut pie libs.


13 posted on 01/14/2012 3:18:53 PM PST by Leep
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To: Puckster

Scroogle is excellent, it does not keep a record of your searches! Great for privacy.


14 posted on 01/14/2012 3:19:24 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: narses

Lately it seems Google doesn’t even pay attention to the “-”!

I use scroogle, but would love a better one.


15 posted on 01/14/2012 3:21:22 PM PST by mrsmith (It's 2012 now. Have you found a Tea Party nominee for your House seat yet?)
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To: narses

The Google finds your lack of faith ...... disturbing.


16 posted on 01/14/2012 3:22:19 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: narses

The Google finds your lack of faith ...... disturbing.


17 posted on 01/14/2012 3:22:27 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: narses

I use Scroogle and Qrobe.it - Both are better than google.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 3:22:58 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: narses

Enter what you want to calculate or know about
http://www.wolframalpha.com/
Infomine: built by a pool of libraries in the US
http://infomine.ucr.edu/
WWW Virtual Library: oldest catalog on the web
http://vlib.org/
Complete Planet: 70,000+ searchable databases and specialty search engines
http://aip.completeplanet.com/aip-engines/browse?thisPage=%2Fbrowse%2Fbrowse.jsp&successPage=%2Fbrowse%2Fbrowse.jsp&errorFlag=&errorMsg=&event=loadPageEvent&directPage=&directSection=4&treeQueryExpr=&treeQueryType=phrase&treeQueryTarget=tree
Infoplease: encyclopedias, almanacs, an atlas, and biographies
http://www.infoplease.com/index.html
DeepPeep: forms that query databases and web services for information
http://www.deeppeep.org/
IncyWincy: meta-search engine by tapping into other search engines and filtering the results
http://www.incywincy.com/
DeepWebTech: 5 search engines for specific topics - science, medicine, and business
http://www.deepwebtech.com/
Scirus: pure scientific focus - journals, homepages, courseware, patents
http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/
TechXtra: concentrates on engineering, mathematics and computing
http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/index.html


19 posted on 01/14/2012 3:23:41 PM PST by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: narses

Startpage.com. They do not record your activity, and I’ve heard of no leftist bent about them.

Of course, they’re “powered by Google,” which I think most search engines are.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 3:27:18 PM PST by fwdude
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To: gorush
"I switched to dogpile long ago and haven’t been misserved...but my needs are few"

I use dogpile too..

21 posted on 01/14/2012 3:28:26 PM PST by LADY J
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To: narses

I never ever use Google, as they record every search that you make.
A privacy expert, Katherine Albrecht, recommends StartPage.


22 posted on 01/14/2012 3:29:09 PM PST by AlexW
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To: narses
DuckDuckGo

Another new one is Yandex, which went public (YNDX) last year — if you don't mind Kommittee knowing what you seek.

23 posted on 01/14/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: narses

https://www.startpage.com/


24 posted on 01/14/2012 3:31:33 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: geege

I also use Bing ,but sometimes Microsoft will take it over with some kind of weird ad etc page ,it goes back to Bing page pretty quick


25 posted on 01/14/2012 3:32:01 PM PST by molson209
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To: fwdude

“Startpage.com. They do not record your activity, and I’ve heard of no leftist bent about them.
Of course, they’re “powered by Google,” which I think most search engines are.”
___________________________________________

If you want to search via Google,
StartPage will take you into Google through the back door.
Google will see only the IP of StartPage, and not yours.


26 posted on 01/14/2012 3:32:50 PM PST by AlexW
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To: narses
I've tried so many alternatives, I'm dizzy. I dislike google and their politics. But they seem to outperform the others I've tried including Ask, Dogpile, Web Crawler and Lycos.

A while back I heard about a new engine started up by a conservative group, but I have now recollection of name. I guess I might have tried them with no success.

27 posted on 01/14/2012 3:33:02 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: narses

I generally am correct about most things so just call me.


28 posted on 01/14/2012 3:33:28 PM PST by JIM O
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To: narses

good thread. I have been wanting this info as well.


29 posted on 01/14/2012 3:34:13 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: Jmouse007

Another satisfied scroogle user here.


30 posted on 01/14/2012 3:34:58 PM PST by perplyone
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To: narses

bing.com


31 posted on 01/14/2012 3:35:08 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: narses

First- check out this page on Refdesk-
http://www.refdesk.com/newsrch.html
I just found the list of tutorials. There is also a listing of search engines there. I prefer Ixquick Metasearch.
You might want to check out this description of a listing of the top 100 alternative websites.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_100_alternative_search_engines.php


32 posted on 01/14/2012 3:35:25 PM PST by matthew fuller (Romney= Buckwheat's great white hope!)
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To: narses

I use GoodSearch.com

It has never failed me.

The great thing about it is that when you first log on to do a search, they ask you for your favorite charity. They will donate a few pennies to this charity every time you use them.

Of course, my “charity” is Second Amendment Sisters. Our organization has gotten one check from them so far—but it was for more than $100.


33 posted on 01/14/2012 3:36:39 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: narses

https://www.startpage.com/eng/

Check out this one.


34 posted on 01/14/2012 3:36:50 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: narses

I LOVE yubnub.org...and I just discovered https://ixquick.com/ .


35 posted on 01/14/2012 3:37:06 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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https://www.ixquick.com/

Doesn’t track you....ssl protection...


36 posted on 01/14/2012 3:38:08 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: narses; Bill W was a conservative; verga; thesaleboat; Sick of Lefties; Chainmail; ...

There are already a number of good suggestions on this thread and I thought the PING list would both be able to use what is already here and contribute. Enjoy!


37 posted on 01/14/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

www.dogpile.com


38 posted on 01/14/2012 3:38:55 PM PST by BOOHA
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IXQ. No IP tracking, no cookies. Click on the link.

https://www.ixquick.com/


39 posted on 01/14/2012 3:44:50 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: narses
I switched to Bing months ago and never went back to Google.
40 posted on 01/14/2012 3:46:11 PM PST by 4yearlurker
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To: narses
I've given up on search because I've pretty much found everything I've been looking for on the Internet and I only regularly visit a handful of sites on the Internet that are bookmarked - the Free Republic being one of them. I think the last time I had to go out and hunt for something was when I needed a USB device to convert my audio tapes to MP3. I found it at Amazon and ordered it. That was the holy grail that allowed me to convert the rest of my music collection to MP3.

Nowadays, I do a lot of book reading. I was just in the library today and got a book on Eisenhower and another book on railroads during the 1800s. I'm thinking about getting a Kindle and just dumping a bunch of books onto it so I can go ahead and get them read.

41 posted on 01/14/2012 3:47:40 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 25 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: geege

Since I switched to bing, virus problems are gone.

The primary problem with Bing is the incessant upgrades. I come in to the office and have to wait 5 minutes to hop on Free Republic while Bing reconstitutes its self


42 posted on 01/14/2012 3:49:59 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Windflier

I have the most boring searches it doesn’t matter who knows. Heck it even bore’s me when I see them on the side of the screen. I also use Bing, I hate it when you type something simple in and it gives you 2,000,000 things to choose from. I don’t even know 2,000,000 things..


43 posted on 01/14/2012 3:50:38 PM PST by goat granny
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To: narses
But lately the SEO games and massive quantity of stuff online has made simple queries painful.

Good luck with that.

All the search engines seem to use variations of Google's link-ranking algorithm (if they don't simply steal their results from Google) and, thus, are vulnerable to SEO games. E.g., I just looked up santorum on Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yandex, and DogPile, and they all exhibit the poor senator's long-standing google problem. Actually, it's so bad now, that if you simply google for google problem, Santorum is all over the SERP.

BTW, the Wikipedia has a lengthy search engine list.

44 posted on 01/14/2012 3:55:41 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: narses

BING!


45 posted on 01/14/2012 3:58:07 PM PST by Faith
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To: narses

http://lifehacker.com/5875927/what-are-your-favorite-alternatives-to-google-services


46 posted on 01/14/2012 4:00:52 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: goat granny
I also use Bing, I hate it when you type something simple in and it gives you 2,000,000 things to choose from. I don’t even know 2,000,000 things..

Ah, but if you read all 2,000,000 search results, just imagine how smart you'll be (just kidding!)

There are ways to narrow your searches so that you don't get so many results. Making your search criteria more specific helps a lot.

47 posted on 01/14/2012 4:01:17 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: narses
Bing!
48 posted on 01/14/2012 4:01:39 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian...)
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To: Leep
While I can watch vid clips ...I can no longer download Youtube vids?

Check out YouTubeDownloader. Works well for me.

49 posted on 01/14/2012 4:03:07 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: JIM O

“I generally am correct about most things so just call me.”

I have you beat on that one; I’m always right.


50 posted on 01/14/2012 4:03:07 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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