Alternative to Google?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by TheBlueRaja, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Anybody know a GOOD search engine other than Google? Its getting pretty useless now becaue no matter what i search for it just links you to some price comparison page or shops.

    And anyone tried looking for a review of something - sheesh...

    Anyhoo - any ideas?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Sponsored links are at the top. Search for "Item name review" and you'll find what you're after.

    All other search engines either feed off Yahoo! / MSN / Google or are just useless.
     
  3. Bman

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  4. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    The name doesn't rolls of the tongue like google though!
     
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  6. thebear

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    www.alltheweb.com is probably the best alternative, since they have the 2nd largest database (3.1 billion pages compared to google's 3.3 billion pages)
     
  7. omg its nlm

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    What about yahoo :confused: Thats the one I always use.
     
  8. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Look at the very bottom of the page....

    "Search Technology provided by Google"
     
  9. Grandmaster

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    Though now Yahoo is going to ditch Google's technology in favor of their own.
     
  10. omg its nlm

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    wow, i guess I never knew that. :)
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Wasn't that supposed to happen a loooooooooong time ago? Or are they just taking their time about it?
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    it was posted not long ago ;) the change over is very soon i think.
     
  13. TheBlueRaja

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    No thats still going ahead - i *think* i saw an article about that the other day in theInquirer.

    Thanks for all the alternative suggestions as well, i realise that the sponsored links are at the top, but it sucks because unless i want to buy something then its useless.

    For example, i was looking for some new drivers for my Joytech/play.com, PS2 USB controller adapter, and the stuff that it was bringing up was just wrong so im moving on. It more than just that one thing, just a growing feeling of dissatisfaction with Google and the amount of Sponsored links they have these days (no i dont want to price compare a joypad thank you very much). The should be kept to the side on the right and not included in the main search.

    Thanks guys.

    BTW - First impressions www.alltheweb.com looks pretty good AND it defaults to searches in the English language only as well - ta thebear
     
  14. wag

    wag Phonics Monkey Lives!

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  15. xsivforce

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    Someone else mentioned it first. :p
     
  16. TheBlueRaja

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    Xsivforce, I'll be more than happy to steal your kudos anytime ;)
     
  18. xsivforce

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    Let's just say great minds think alike. ;)