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Do you find yourself using duckduckgo more and more these days?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by JEET, Feb 2, 2020.

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    Do you find yourself using duckduckgo more and more, or is it just me?
    SEMrush
     
    JEET, Feb 2, 2020 IP
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  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    No, not me. Google only. It's not just about search results anymore, it's the convenience of having everything in one place.
     
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  3. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    I understand that email, file sharing things are at one place, and I also like those, but problem happens when I am trying to find something else and google keeps showing something else...

    Like yesterday only, I was looking for some answers on a new API service I was trying to integrate in my website.
    Google showed answers for 2 questions in first attempts itself, but for 2 others, it kept showing me (I don't know what it kept showing)
    Tried varient of keywords, did not mattered. Google kept shuffling the same results...

    Then finally I gave up with google and used duckduckgo.
    Little bit work, and I found what I was looking for...
     
    JEET, Feb 3, 2020 IP
  4. Todman2112

    Todman2112 Greenhorn

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    duckduckgo - first time when I hear about this engine.
    I do it more "classic" - Google. Some results are obviously truncated but so far cant say other engines do it better.
     
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    chuiuiui Peon

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    I'm all for using alternatives to Google, but I find the search results of DuckDuck to be a bit lacking in terms of quality. I used to like startpage.com, but their recent switch of investors made their business practices a bit dubious. These days I most often use a searx instance. Results are pretty good (it's a meta search engine after all), but sometimes there are issues with availability and I have to trigger a search process multiple times to get results.
     
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    zomex Well-Known Member

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    I would love to find a good Google alternative that actually provides good quality results but I have yet to find one. So unfortunately I'm stuck with Google for now.
     
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  7. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    zomex
    Duckduckgo results are almost similar.
    In some cases, slightly better.

    The best thing is that they do not mix 2 keywords.
    Google will show almost same result for 2 keywords, if they are slightly similar.
     
    JEET, Mar 2, 2020 IP
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    exinco Member

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    me, no. have to explore
     
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    JackAnderson96 Peon

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    I much prefer Google.
     
    JackAnderson96, Mar 16, 2020 IP
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    Serial Scraper Active Member

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    I prefer the Duck when scraping for data.
    The main reason for doing so is that they are a lot more relaxed on the number of connections from 1 ip.
    Google is very quick to start throwing captchas at you as soon as you ask too many questions.
     
    Serial Scraper, Oct 28, 2020 IP
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    Yundc Greenhorn

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    For the last couple of years my site wasn’t ranking well on Google… Today I learnt about the Duck and FMD my site is right up there!! Google can go stick a pole right up its fat corp rear end ….
    The more internet users start using http://duckduckgo.com the free’ier the internet will become (just like it was intended to be)
     
    Yundc, Nov 1, 2020 IP
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    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    #12
    I started using DDG when it was new, but their result are more often than not garbage with the entire first page being SEO black hat trash... but more importantly they went and pissed on the entire thing that was supposed to make them better; clean simple well written UI.

    It's shite for keyboard navigation, it's shite for semantics, and it's a bloated wreck using 10 times the code needed. It is from an accessibility and efficiency standpoint a bloated mess, even compared to Google's scripttardery.

    From the dipshit IE CC nonsense Paul Irish took a dump on the web with, to the lack of media targets wasting time sending screen layout to non-screen media, to the garbage blocking scripts delaying the page-loads, to the broken incomplete forms, to the lack of scripting off graceful degradation... the current incarnation of it is a giant "f*** you" to the audience they were originally trying to capture.

    It's hardly a shock that in terms of legitimate traffic they're still somewhere behind Yahoo... and who the **** uses Yahoo anymore?!?
     
    deathshadow, Nov 1, 2020 IP
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    MayurKawale Well-Known Member

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    No... there are lot of algo changes in Google, so there no time to check any other search engine :p
     
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    brack nelson Banned

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    I used it but no longer in use than Google.
     
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    Zone06 Well-Known Member

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    However when a company has so much dominance, they tend to disconnect from the majority, lowing the quality of their search results. I think Google needs more competition so often use other search engines.
     
    Zone06, Jan 9, 2021 IP
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    uday_yadav2 Well-Known Member

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    I am not using duckduckgo currently but this is becoming more popular due to some security / privacy norms.
     
    uday_yadav2, Apr 6, 2021 at 2:15 AM IP
  17. mytechiestuff

    mytechiestuff Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The privacy provided by DDG is, methinks, an illusion.

    The most negative point about DDG is that google and the main media are singing praises of this news search tool.

    If it truly was a real independent search source, there would be no support from them in fact it would be destroyed by them pretty quickly.

    Google has been under huge pressure as a virtual monopoly.

    Could it be that DDG is there as an "independent " competitor that Google can point to and say, "see, there is this new search engine which is totally independent of us!"

    A recent very good browser and search engine called Epic browser was actually independent and was getting hugely popular and then it started getting banned everywhere.
    Finally it gave up and is now using Yahoo as the search source!

    I launched an innovative search engine called MSE360.com around 10 years ago.

    Had to close down though, as all independent web services not part of the cartel have to.
     
    mytechiestuff, Apr 6, 2021 at 2:40 PM IP