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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#196 Post by webfork » Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:15 pm

I did start to think that search engine innovation was in the past but an article over on ycombinator highlighted some ways in which Google search is falling behind, and more than just losing ground to Bing. I was impressed.

Notably, You.com and Kagi both have forum search options, which would find posts like this one. On that front, I've had poor forum results from DuckDuckGo/Bing.

The other search engine highlighted was Neeva, where I found some really solid code snippets, as promised.

List of services mentioned:

https://neeva.com
https://www.kagi.com
https://www.you.com

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#197 Post by freakazoid » Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:58 pm

I've increasingly been using Reddit (via a frontend alternative like Teddit or libreddit) to search for various things.

This is the first I've heard of Kagi and Neeva. You.com was recently mentioned on Ghacks.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#198 Post by Midas » Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:07 pm

Having been angered by the Pinterest spam many times, I eagerly read through a couple of HN threads.

But after looking through them, my knee-jerk reaction to resources like Neeva and Kagi (You.com didn't like my slightly oudated Firefox or K-Meleon, BTW, and loaded only in Vivaldi) is the looming specter of a two-tiered internet where those paying will get prime rate results while everyone else will be stuck with the commercial trash(ed) remainder.

That being said, browsing HN comments surfaced a couple of seemingly very useful resources for adblock users (mainly uBlock Origin, mind you) which I'll point to here:
  • Let's Block It (https://letsblock.it/filters/search-results)
    This template allows you to remove search results based on their URL for both text and image searches. It supports several search engines (and contributions are welcome to add suport for more!). Results will be hidden if their link destination contains one of the values you pass.
  • uBlock-Origin-dev-filter (https://github.com/quenhus/uBlock-Origin-dev-filter)
    Filters to block and remove copycat-websites from DuckDuckGo, Google and other search engines. Used to be specific to dev websites like StackOverflow or GitHub, but it currently supports others like Wikipedia. To use this tools, you should have uBlock Origin installed.
Lastly, here's an unsorted link dump which I may refer to in the future:


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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#199 Post by rbon » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:17 am

Meta Search Engines.

You might consider using Meta Search Engines.
These meta-search engines perform, on your behalf and anonymously, at the same time a search on several 'traditional' search engin

See the 'List of Search Engines & Directories' http://www.searchengineguide.com/meta.php for a detailled list and rewiews.
Here is the list:
1. Dogpile: https://www.dogpile.com/ - captcha
2. Ixquick: https://www.startpage.com/
3. Metacrawler: https://www.metacrawler.com/ - captcha
4. Myriard Search: http://tools.seobook.com/authority-finder/
5. Clusty: https://www.yippy.com/
6. InfoSpace: https://www.infospace.com/ - captcha
7. MegaCrawler: http://www.megacrawler.com/
8. Monster Crawler: http://monstercrawler.com/
9. Search.com: https://www.search.com/

Best meta-search engines are:
• Dogpile
• Ixquick
• MetaCrawler
• Clusty
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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#200 Post by freakazoid » Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:07 pm

freakazoid wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:58 pm
I've increasingly been using Reddit (via a frontend alternative like Teddit or libreddit) to search for various things.
Quick addendum. There was a recent blog post discussing Google's decreasing relevance and how Reddit is quickly becoming a first option for search: https://dkb.io/post/google-search-is-dying

The post became a popular discussion topic over on Hacker News (and Reddit, of course!). You can find those links at the top of the blog post.
is it stealth? ;)


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