What search engine(s) do you enjoy using?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Apr 21, 2015.

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What search engine(s) do you enjoy using?

  1. Google

    92 vote(s)
    71.3%
  2. Bing

    17 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. Yahoo!

    8 vote(s)
    6.2%
  4. DuckDuckGo

    31 vote(s)
    24.0%
  5. Startpage

    23 vote(s)
    17.8%
  6. ixquick

    11 vote(s)
    8.5%
  7. Blekko

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Ask

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. AOL Search

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other (Not listed in poll)

    7 vote(s)
    5.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Since there is a lot of people who like using different search engines, I made this multiple choice.

    As for me, I jump between DuckDuckGo and Startpage
     
  2. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    As much as I hate google, I cant stop using it. Startpage is my primary, serves most of my purpose, but when I cant find something, I have to hit google.
     
  3. roger_m

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    Google is all I've used for years. While there are obviously privacy concerns, I don't think it is too big a deal in my case, as 99% of the time I'm not logged into my Google account.
     
  4. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    You know I'm probably the very few that have never used Google search ever. I hear it displays a ton more results than the majority...this true?
     
  5. roger_m

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    @TyRizian I just did a search for "antivirus" with both Google and Bing. Google found 103 million results, whereas Bing found 36.8 million.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Google.
     
  7. Tyrizian

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    Yeah, it does produce more results, still not sure if I want to use it specifically for that reason.
     
  8. FreddyFreeloader

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    Google - the Evil Empire search engine, but I use it.
     
  9. RCGuy

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    The three that I chose are Google, because it's Google(and it usually has a search slot in most browsers), even though I'm not always satisfied with the results that they give me. Also, sometimes Google results can just be flat out dumb. :thumbd:

    But probably my favorite is Yahoo because a lot of times that 'get' what I'm asking about, even though, sometimes Google doesn't. Also, I don't know about anyone else, but with Yahoo, I can click on the 'cache' results where your search words are highlighted in various colors and which makes it so much easier to find what you're looking for in a search. But for some reason, Google stop doing that quite a number of years ago. Duh! :confused:

    But thirdly, I'm starting to rediscover GigaBlast: http://gigablast.com/ again, which gives you results that aren't even in Google and Yahoo. Plus, GigaBlast has the color coded cache pages that Yahoo has. But I think that I'm going to start using this search engine more.
     
  10. Alhaitham

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    Yahoo for me
     
  11. Nebulus

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    Ixquick, StartPage or Google. For simple searches, Ixquick does a decent job, otherwise I use Google (or StartPage which uses results from Google).

    Later edit: BTW, Blekko seems to be dead...
     
  12. RJK3

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    Pretty much identical situations.

    Google is very good at gaining access to all kinds of information, and sorting through it in ways that is relevant to the interests of various parties.
     
  13. emmjay

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    I use Google.

    Bing is supposed to be integrated into W10, so what does that mean? Maybe someone using the W10 Preview can answer that question.

    I have read that a recent IE windows update interfered with setting Google as the default SE. SE war on the horizon or just a WU bork?
     
  14. jadinolf

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    Google
    That's about all.
     
  15. J_L

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    Google, cause I only search info I would consider as public there. For more privacy, I use Ixquick as well.
     
  16. blacknight

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    Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing.
     
  17. ArchiveX

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  18. The Red Moon

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    Startpage.
     
  19. dansorin

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    Google. it's not how many millions of results i get, but about the relevance of the search results. the same result that interest me is almost always on the first result page, whereas on yahoo it is on page 3 or later. so, always google for me.
     
  20. songoku316

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    google and duckduckgo
     
  21. SweX

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    Only Google :)
     
  22. safeguy

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    I've tried a few like Ixquick, Startpage, DDG to reduce my footprint but there's always something that seemed lacking in the results.

    Anyway, with me subscribed to the Google ecosystem to an extent (Android, Chrome OS, Chrome browser), I went back to Google. I mostly search when not logged in.
     
  23. amarildojr

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    DuckDuckGo only. I don't like Google and I don't use any of their services.
     
  24. Osaban

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    When I research something , I google it...
     
  25. mattdocs12345

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    Google although I would love to switch. I tried Start Page but unfortunately it DOES NOT return the same results. I get over 100,000 in google and maybe 2 pages in SP. Bing is my 2nd go to source, it tends to spit back better image results.
     
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