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Old 02-10-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
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Default Need a new search engine

So, puduhead and I were talking the other day, and we both agree that the new Google sucks. Too many ads, and you almost have to go to the next page to get the real results of your search. I suppose it's an inevitable side effect of its new mega corporate status, but I hate it now.

Does anyone know of a good search engine I can start using as a replacement? Is anyone else bothered by google now? Let me know what you think.

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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google's changed? i haven't noticed anything that really makes me dislike using it...

the text ads on the side sit there completely unnoticed by me...

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:36 AM   #3
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> Is anyone else bothered by google now?

No.

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:55 AM   #4
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> Too many ads, and you
> almost have to go to the next page to get the real results
> of your search.

Wait, are we talking about http://www.google.comwww.google.com</a>? <img src=smilies/eek13.gif>

All I see is a bunch of text ads on the side.

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:56 AM   #5
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> Does anyone know of a good search engine I can start using
> as a replacement?

I'm not bothered by Google, but if you want a meta search-engine without the ads try either www.webcrawler.com or www.dogpile.com
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:59 AM   #6
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give this a try

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Old 02-10-2005, 09:05 AM   #7
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> All I see is a bunch of text ads on the side.

well i'm a huge web-search addict and i have seen recently that my google results pull a less relevant return than previously. for me it is to the point where i have to go to the 2nd page just to see anything useful.

however one thing i won't give up on is google images - i love it too much. <img src=smilies/liefde.gif>

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Old 02-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #8
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> So, puduhead and I were talking the other day, and we both
> agree that the new Google sucks. Too many ads, and you
> almost have to go to the next page to get the real results

Ok folks, don't get confused just because it's not doing it now. I have had that happen to me before when using google from the office a couple of times a month. I think they are experimenting to see people's reactions. If you use google, and the first 10 results are really ads, please close your browser and try again later...that way they will know we loathe that kind of intrusion....

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Old 02-11-2005, 06:26 AM   #9
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> well i'm a huge web-search addict and i have seen recently
> that my google results pull a less relevant return than
> previously. for me it is to the point where i have to go to
> the 2nd page just to see anything useful.

Part of the problem is that lately Google result lists are often clogged up by what I think of as "search spam": useless automatically generated ad-profiting meta-search sites that have absolutely no content of their own-- they just cough up pages based on scripts that query real search engines. They often have long hyphenated addresses (like http://www.something-similar-to-the-...nto-google.com). They can generally be avoided by making your query more specific, but even so, it's irritating to ever have to get a Google search results page full of links to meta-search sites that just have the same links you already got from the original search.

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Old 02-11-2005, 06:30 AM   #10
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This is all news to me. I use google pretty much daily and almost always get what I want on the first page. When I don't, it's usually because my search was too general. I'd be curious to see some examples of the problems you're talking about.

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