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Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: Buck
Date: September 18, 2014 08:26PM
over Google, Yahoo, and Bing?

Are those ducks any good? Why?
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: September 18, 2014 08:49PM
I thought that was a toilet bowl cleanser.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: September 18, 2014 08:52PM
I think it's a very popular alternative, but only with the geeky set. Everyone still Googles, and if they want to try an alternate, they use Yahoo or Bing.



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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 18, 2014 09:06PM
When Google doesn't get me the information I'm looking for, I've had success with DuckDuckGo.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 18, 2014 09:21PM
I recommend DuckDuckGo because it ranks my website higher for my target keyword than Google does. ;)
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: blooz
Date: September 18, 2014 09:36PM
I've been trying it out and no complaints so far.



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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 18, 2014 09:44PM
I tried DDG for a while (because it claimed it avoided advertisements), but found it wasn't as good at finding stuff as the majors (Google, Bing, Yahoo), and its maniacal scrolling down was annoying. Mostly I use Bing these days; not that I like MS, but I like Google even less.

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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 18, 2014 10:44PM
I've been trying GGD for awhile, the interface is different from Google and takes some getting use to, still undecided.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: September 19, 2014 12:19AM
Yep, it is now set as the default.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: September 19, 2014 12:35AM
I switch back and forth between Google and DuckDuckGo. I think the former is actually more accurate with many searches, but sometimes Google gets stuck on stupid and auto corrects my search terms without letting me pick the "yes, I actually f*@cking meant what I typed" option. DuckDuckGo is pretty solid overall and for a while I stopped using Google search altogether, but I'm back to alternating.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: September 19, 2014 12:47AM
I like Startpage, which incorporates Google results. Their sister site, Ixquick, omits the Google results.

When I'm not satisfied with those results, I go directly to Google, and Bing. I find the latter discovers stuff that Google doesn't, or doesn't rank within the first 10 pages or so.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: September 19, 2014 01:32AM
I avoid Google, if nothing else, but to cut down on spam. DDG works fine for me.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: September 19, 2014 01:33AM
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Octave Doctor
I avoid Google, if nothing else, but to cut down on spam. DDG works fine for me.

Spam? As in gamed search results?
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 19, 2014 03:17AM
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bhaveshp
Yep, it is now set as the default.

Mine as well, doesn't mean I don't have to use alternatives from time to time.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 19, 2014 05:31AM
Years ago I used Dogpile, which was said to draw on all the other search engines. I just checked; it still exists. Anyone use it now?

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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: September 19, 2014 08:28AM
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Bimwad
I like Startpage, which incorporates Google results. Their sister site, Ixquick, omits the Google results.

When I'm not satisfied with those results, I go directly to Google, and Bing. I find the latter discovers stuff that Google doesn't, or doesn't rank within the first 10 pages or so.

I was wondering if I was the only one here using startpage.com. I really like it.



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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 19, 2014 08:58AM
Duckduckgo is my duckduckgo-to search engine. Occasionally i'll have to revert to the Googs if i need something really obscure or complex, but that's just once or twice a month.



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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: Wags
Date: September 19, 2014 10:27AM
I used it for awhile, until it set my armpit hair on fire.
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 19, 2014 11:58AM
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RgrF
I've been trying GGD for awhile

That's news to me smiling smiley
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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 19, 2014 06:11PM
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GGD
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RgrF
I've been trying GGD for awhile

That's news to me smiling smiley

Well at least you noticed. How was it for you?

(my dyslexia tends to kick in when my proofreader is on break)



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Re: Is Duckduckgo the new favorite?
Posted by: yeoman
Date: September 20, 2014 09:59AM
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GuyGene
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Bimwad
I like Startpage, which incorporates Google results. Their sister site, Ixquick, omits the Google results.

When I'm not satisfied with those results, I go directly to Google, and Bing. I find the latter discovers stuff that Google doesn't, or doesn't rank within the first 10 pages or so.

I was wondering if I was the only one here using startpage.com. I really like it.

The one option not in Startpage versus ixQuick is Power Refinement. I really like how ixQuick reduces or eliminates overlapping or duplicate results.
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