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

    Do you mix and match, or is there typically only one destination?
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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

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

    Bing recently, when I discovered just how many sites Google was clearly deliberately blocking and not showing. Google for tech though.

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

    Primarily DuckDuckGo, so that my searches stay as private as possible, and don't get used to tailor my future search results based on past searches or activity.

    Any other search engine usage is usually to see if there are any results that DDG missed if I can't seem to find the answer to what I'm looking for in its own search results.

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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've been using Bing for years now and much prefer it to google, especially the Bing image search.

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

    Just Google

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

    Primarily Bing and some DuckDuckGo as well. Bing seems pretty good for UK searches

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

    Primarily Duck Duck Go plus, rarely, Bing.

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

    Bing

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

    DuckDuckGo

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

    Very similar to Giraffe (without having compared prefs)

    1. DDG
    2. Startpage
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    3. Very rarely ... Bing
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    PPS. I don't even use DDG that much, 'cos I don't search net for much at all. Sometimes weeks go by and I don't even use a net-connected computer.
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    Re: QOTW: Which search engine(s) do you use?

    I've given DuckDuckGo a trial numerous times, but find the answers I'm looking for are always of poor quality and sadly find myself back on Google for the results I'm looking for.
    Bing is just a joke especially when I'm searching for Microsoft's own technical stuff, again Google gives me the higher quality results and the best returns from Microsoft's own websites, ironic!

    So for me it's still Google, as much as I hate their privacy and ads.
    An ad blocker is a must for Google search.

    I used to use Google's shopping search religously, but since they forced everyone to pay to be included on the list it's gone massively downhill. I forget it even exists most of the time.


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

    DuckDuckGo on main system and if I think about it.
    Google out of laziness.
    Bing is Bung (ie. broken) so it's avoided like the plague.

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

    Duckduckgo mostly.
    Sometimes have to use Google or Bing to get better results, but always with a VPN

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

    Startpage as it's mostly a proxy for google without the privacy invasion, occasionally searx for metasearches, despite trying different search engines unfortunately google still seems to get better results, DDG's great on privacy but their results are poor, Bing is just as bad as Google in terms of privacy but with worse results.
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    I used to use Google's shopping search religously, but since they forced everyone to pay to be included on the list it's gone massively downhill. I forget it even exists most of the time.
    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.
    Last edited by Corky34; 15-02-2020 at 09:24 AM.

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