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very nice alternative to Google for day to day use. Duck Duck Go. I am amazed

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  1. Rushdie

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    https://duckduckgo.com/

    i've been convinced by a thread on reddit, to try this search engine for a month. they praise https and privacy. I can instantly see nice syntax and lack of ads. If it works ok ill probably use it instead of google, as their search results are getting worse and worse (because of us ;) ). also their location based results are broken beyond recognition

    In my opinion those guys might just pull it off and get some market share, and as there is no harder task than to fight with google, i truly respect this startup.

    the reddit thread if you are interested:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/duckduckgo/comments/lweg1/dear_redditors_take_the_duckduckgo_challenge_if/

    cheers mates
     
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    been using it for a day now. its a little different experience than google. in 1 out of 3 times i cant find something, but in 2 out of 3 the results are better than @google. also the bang syntax is terrific. i will definitely do this for 1 month.
     
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    Looks good.

    https://duckduckgo.com/faq.html#results
    Where do you get your results?
    From over 30 sources, including DuckDuckBot (our own crawler), crowd-sourced sites (in our own index), Yahoo! "BOSS", "embed.ly", "WolframAlpha", "EntireWeb", "Bing" & "Blekko". For any given search, there is usually a vertical search engine out there that does a better job at answering it than a general search engine. Our long-term goal is to get you information from that best source, ideally in instant answer form.
     
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    yeah as i said it works worse for some rare stuff, but itd good for day to day work
     
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    thats why its called safe. same as in google
     
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    Another bing stuff :p
     
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    my site on the first page. good search engine :D
     
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    I can't even imagine using a search engine other than Google. I've used Google every day for the past 10 years. :(
     
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    my site is listed about 150 on here but 11 on google. I hope my clients dont start using it things are hard enough as it is.
     
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    it is not. and i dont even know what you might mean. This search engine is responding to the need of spamless and privacy-driven solution.

    i hope people wont start using it, cause it would ruin the business ;)
     
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    I've been using it for about a year now. Good search engine, doesn't have the annoying captcha like Google has.
     
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    i pulled a few terms for all my customers sites. Most of them are in number 1 spot on google and on this thing they don't even show up.

    So i hope it gets better or it goes away before customers start asking for ranking on it as well. lol
     
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    Almost for all search queries,the results are from bing and yahoo
     
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    Best laugh I have had all day..:D
     
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    nice SE.

    i also love the idea that it displays 10 results...and if you scroll down, it will automatically display another 10...

    great idea, i think google should implement it... i mean... imagine first page having over 10 results...

    nice
     
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    "Let's DuckDuckGo that!" Not gonna happen...

    That being said, wonder if it can be scraped easier than Google while still allowing similar operators.
     
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    cool list of their 10k sample banned content farms. https://github.com/duckduckgo/webspam/blob/master/sample.txt

    might be useful to some ;)
     
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    lol.

    I checked my niche, and you can see there is a bing influence there. There are sites that aren't first age of google, but are on first page of Bing. I think it overvalues EMDs. Though they deny it, Bing uses a lot of Googles theories, Matt Cutts made a post about it and called them out, it was pretty funny. Google had some weird sites ranking for a weird term, and sure enough it was ranking the same on Bing, so it was direct proof their algorhythm is similar.
     
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    Dude, I am doing very well in that search engine, better than in G for first page key phrases. Who knows what it tells about my site...?