Hungry Man

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There are two search engines worth talking about.

Google if you want the results you're most likely looking for. Advanced algorithms, personalized results, tons of data and research.

DuckDuckGo if you want privacy. SSL + All SSL Links. No referrer information. Fast enough, half-decent results. Has its own TOR Hidden Service.
 

jamescv7

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True, well since DuckDuckGo has integrated with Google, Yahoo and Bing from searches beside on their own search engine thus its a worth of all.

But to admit Google does not let me down from important searches especially for school purpose.
 

McLovin

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There's one that I don't think that anyone has mentioned which is Dogpile Web Search, Mum used to use it, but now her default is Google. It uses Google, Bing and Yahoo's search criteria.
 

Hungry Man

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iScream said:
I'd try privacy engines but accuracy is important for me so I can't really decide.
I use HTTPS DDG as my default and I often have to move to Google for better results. But it will give me what I need sometimes.
 

Jack

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Hungry Man said:
iScream said:
I'd try privacy engines but accuracy is important for me so I can't really decide.
I use HTTPS DDG as my default and I often have to move to Google for better results. But it will give me what I need sometimes.
And their is a very good reason why Google has better results , as a clear example I can give you this site... When we post a removal guide, Google will show it in their search results in less then 2 minutes while Bing will need at least 30 minutes.
We are using the default settings for Google and Bing and after 1 year , I can safely say that when it comes to crawling pages, Google is superior to Bing.
 

jamescv7

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Do you want to save energy for the environment? Then try Blackle.

Powered by Google Search, this is design for conserve energy using black background and efficient from most CRT monitors than Laptops.

On that site, an ongoing watts saves is counting.
 

jamescv7

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Well the bottomline as they have both contribute to save for environment however its effect may varies.

The reason that blackie uses black is to have a change from standard white websites.
 

Prorootect

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Added on the first topic's Post:

Search engines that presents the links with thumbnails :

Look on thumbnail before click on unknown link - If no thumbnail - this could be the suspicious link.

* Exalead.com search engine - the results with thumbnails: http://www.exalead.com/search/

* LYCOS: http://www.lycos.com/ - with thumbnails

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Website URL screenshot thumbnail service : http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Website-URL-screenshot-thumbnail-service

Google has disabled Instant Preview on Google Search : http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Google-has-disabled-Instant-Preview-on-Google-Search

Bing offers malware site alerts : http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Bing-offers-malware-site-alerts
 
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Prorootect

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NEW Web Search Engines that don't track you:


GIBIRU : http://gibiru.com/
- about page: http://gibiru.com/index.php/2012-03-07-06-37-31
Privacy:
When you search the web through Gibiru, the system does not use your IP address or cookie data when it returns the search results; providing you with a non personal private search experience. Gibiru makes nor implies any guarantee that a site or sites you visit after leaving the Gibiru Search Results will not be tracking you independently or storing data about you so browse the internet at your own risk. We recommend that you download the AnonymoX plugin located here: Download to allow you to easily proxy your IP address and clear cookies as you surf the web. Gibiru gathers no personal information on its users, however due to some code needed for search result API integration and bandwidth/site performance, we may monitor server logs from time to time.

LUKOL : http://www.lukol.com/ - Enhanced by Google custom search via proxy .. with thumbnails .. Image search too .. no cookies, no IP records, no search-term records ..
- about page: http://www.lukol.com/privacy.php
Privacy Policy:
Unlike other search engines, Lukol does not track or share personal information:
We do NOT record your IP address, browser data, or operating system.We do NOT send tracking cookies to your computer.We do NOT record your search terms.We do NOT share your private data (IP address, cookies, and search terms) with governments.When we obtain enhanced results from Google, we tunnel your search query through our proxy servers, without exposing your IP or cookie data.Because Lukol is a fully anonymous web search engine, it's safe to use it from both work and home ..
 
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rebel4life

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im using ixquick or startpage no more google search for me but might try some of these mentioned on here
 

3link9

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I use Google and sometimes bing.

Fun Fact:
If anyone didn't know, Blekko was created by Rich Skrenta who is known to have created the Elk Cloner virus which is considered the first computer virus "in the wild" for Apple II computers, He said it was just a High Prank put on a game disk in 1982.
 
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illumination

Prorootect said:
NEW Web Search Engines that don't track you:


GIBIRU : http://gibiru.com/
- about page: http://gibiru.com/index.php/2012-03-07-06-37-31
Privacy:
When you search the web through Gibiru, the system does not use your IP address or cookie data when it returns the search results; providing you with a non personal private search experience. Gibiru makes nor implies any guarantee that a site or sites you visit after leaving the Gibiru Search Results will not be tracking you independently or storing data about you so browse the internet at your own risk. We recommend that you download the AnonymoX plugin located here: Download to allow you to easily proxy your IP address and clear cookies as you surf the web. Gibiru gathers no personal information on its users, however due to some code needed for search result API integration and bandwidth/site performance, we may monitor server logs from time to time.

LUKOL : http://www.lukol.com/ - Enhanced by Google custom search via proxy .. with thumbnails .. Image search too .. no cookies, no IP records, no search-term records ..
- about page: http://www.lukol.com/privacy.php
Privacy Policy:
Unlike other search engines, Lukol does not track or share personal information:
We do NOT record your IP address, browser data, or operating system.We do NOT send tracking cookies to your computer.We do NOT record your search terms.We do NOT share your private data (IP address, cookies, and search terms) with governments.When we obtain enhanced results from Google, we tunnel your search query through our proxy servers, without exposing your IP or cookie data.Because Lukol is a fully anonymous web search engine, it's safe to use it from both work and home. Your search, your privacy. Period.

Nice finds ..
Gibiru has been around for awhile.. Have not heard of the other until today thou..
 

Prorootect

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apaul said:
I always use only google
OK., it's YOUR choice.
But consider this voice - maybe the advertising for this new search engine, but the reality is here:

Why I fired Google: on searal.wordpress.com : http://searal.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/why-i-fired-google/

Google Hummingbird failure: by Harry on harrypisces.kinja.com : http://harrypisces.kinja.com/google-hummingbird-failure-1441101578?rev=1380894570

So for you, if you wish: SEARAL.com Parallel search engine: http://www.searal.com/

Compare too with DuckDuckGo, Privatelee etc other than Google choices.

Then post your impressions after your tests, please ..

PS.
SUCURI report about searal.com: http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/www.searal.com/
URLVoid report about searal.com : http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/searal.com/

- so it's OK., safe, this new search engine.

But it works badly on my Windows XP .. hmm
 
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Coffeeman

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Well, Google is a way too big to be ignored, but after seeing so many alternatives you have provided, I will give them a try, just to second my searches with the "basic Google". If I will be satisfied with them, I will send Google to nr 2.:)
Have a nice day!
 

Prorootect

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Coffeeman said:
Well, Google is a way too big to be ignored, but after seeing so many alternatives you have provided, I will give them a try, just to second my searches with the "basic Google". If I will be satisfied with them, I will send Google to nr 2.:)
Have a nice day!
These alternatives are updated by me, try them.

If you wish, look too on: List of Search Engines: on l-lists.com : http://l-lists.com/en/lists/qukoen.html
- A list of over 400 search engines, but some dead ..

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I found: FAROO Peer-to-peer Web Search: http://www.faroo.com/#q=&s=1&l=en&src=web - full privacy, no spam.
About P2P search: http://www.faroo.com/hp/p2p/p2p.html
* People powered search.
* Democratic, attention based ranking.
* Crowdsourced Real time search.
* Alternative to information monopoly.
FAROO is a web search engine based on peer-to-peer technology.
Visited web pages are automatically included in the distributed index.
FAROO implements an user generated, attention based ranking.

FAROO provides anonymous, censor resistant search:
* Privacy protection through query and results encryption.
* Censor resistance through distributed, redundant index.
* No search logs.
* Visual results through Preview Image extraction feature - very nice!

- but no image search for now ..
 
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