search engine preference

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Rowf, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Rowf macrumors regular

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    Which search engine do you prefer?

    Google would be the most popular I should think but what about the others, does anybody use them or maybe use Google as the main search engine but occasionally use something such as Ask for a specific reason?

    Google went down for a while today and so I used Bing for an hour or so and, to be honest, I didn't think it was too bad once I got used to it.

    Just wondered.
     
  2. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    I only use Google as I find for me it gives me the most accurate searches. I've tried others in the past and the top results were not what I was looking for. Maybe these days Yahoo, bing etc have improved but I will continue to stay with Google.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I've tried Bing but IMO it was horrible. It never found what I was looking for. Google has always been very accurate for me so I have no reason to use something else.
     
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  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I use Startingpage, which is like a proxy for Google. It gives you Google results but with added privacy.
     
  7. spillproof macrumors 68020

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  8. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd never heard of that one, in an age where everything we do, say, think (or enter into a search engine) is recorded, for whatever reason, it appears to be running against what we have taken to pass for normality now.

    Makes you think of how flippantly a search query can be run with no thought as to where the details go or where they might end up.
     
  9. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Google. It is by far the cleanest search engine I've used.

    Yahoo! and Bing are terrible and cluttered.
     

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