Alternatives to Google

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by harveypooka, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of any alternatives to using Google as a search engine? I know A9 is supposed to be quite good but they use Google to "enhance" their search results...
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    alltheweb.com is okay. It's a joint venture between Overture and Yahoo. (Overture is really a Yahoo subsidiary these days, but they still operate like they're just pals.)
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I'm OldSkool... I like using Yahoo. I'm generally happy with the search results, and I like seeing the news headlines on the right-hand side.
     
  4. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Huh, now you have fun. Alta Vista is out because that's Yahoo too.

    How about icerocket.com? I know that they compile at least part of their own search database, possibly all.
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure that MSN search is an independent engine. I'm not sure about AskJeeves and Lycos, but I think they might be independent too. Personally, I think all three of them are pretty awful.
     
  7. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    I used to use northernlights.com but its not a search engine anymore
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    What's wrong with Google and Yahoo?

    IMO they are the best two search engines out there (I think Google is somewhat better though).
     
  9. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    I like dogpile.com. It puts all the common search engines into one.
     
  10. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Google is king of search engines. Simple, fast, and effective - why would you seek an alternative?

    The only thing I'd like to see Google add is some sweet AJAX to show results after searching.
     
  11. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    China!
     

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