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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
    DuckDuck Go modified for my prefs.
    https://start.duckduckgo.com/?kak=-1&kal=-1&kao=-1&kaq=-1&kt=o&ka=o&ku=1&k18=1&kad=en_GB&kp=-2&kz=-1&kc=-1&kaj=m&kau=-1
    Startpage, similarly:
    https://www.startpage.com/do/mypage.pl?prfe=36c84513558a2d34bf0d89ea505333adb81f4c24b2696bac0adc2e9be9271a9b5065027ac0acf3043c62c fc965e6b70b
    Both UK-orientated.
    Bing is good for suggestions.
    Google - avoid direct use, obviously.
    What do the DDG modifications do?

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    I use Google mostly, but Bing on some things, probably less than 10% of the time though compared to Google.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Google. Mostly out of habit. Recently I've had trouble with certain thing though. For example I tried looking up the PS5 announcement date, Google struggles, while bing gives it right away and provides more relevant results. It seems like google has a strong preference for more recent topics.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Google and Windows search only. Really don't care about ads on google.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    I use Bing.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Ask.com
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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    What do you use now for shopping results? I ask because IDK that they're making people pay now and i guess that explains why i can't find what I'm looking for any more when trying to find non-computer related shopping stuff.
    It's an absolute shame to have to admit I mostly shop on Amazon or eBay for day to day items.
    A lot of the smaller sites have diminished these days or the sellers have now moved exclusively to those platforms.
    Also what I'm finding is most items we buy now are from dropshippers. This means we have a surge of brands that don't meet traditional price checking websites.
    For example buying a multiway adapter on Amazon means trawling through tonnes of dropshippers, it's actually becoming a huge chaotic mess. Brands that are really sub brands of a manufacturer pouring these things out


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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by loftie View Post
    What do the DDG modifications do?
    Select language, number of hits, filters etc. (can't search for some clinical terms with Safe Search on - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!).
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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    duckduckgo and google

    usual stuff
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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    bing.com for porn, duckduckgo for almost everything, occasionally google if duckduckgo doesn't give me the required results.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Google logged in with a bogus account.
    Sometimes I'll open an in-private window before I search for certain things ;-)

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Ducks or Bing (trying to get max points almost daily, for those gift card rewards). Google as a last resort. But I only do Bing in the (new) Edge, since they're already tracking it, while the ducks go in FF.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    I use Bing on my computer.

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    Bing because I can build points to get free vouchers. Unless I'm having real difficulty, there is very little difference between the different search engines

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    DuckDuck Go

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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    I still use Google as it's the most convenient - it always seems to know what I'm looking for

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