Search Engines-- You Have a Choice!

kaylarStarred Page By kaylar, 17th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1sy6g292/
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Google has become far too powerful, its time we cut it down to size.

Searching

We have come to define doing a Search with 'Googling'.
We have been brainwashed to perceive only One Search Engine.

"Let me Google that!"

"I Googled and found..."

Google is not like a telephone book or list of lawyers in which the names are in alphabetical order and one has an open choice.

Google goes far beyond simply listing sites on point, it has set itself up as Arbiter of what we can and can not see.

It is not that it has slapped down 'Content Farms' (as it determines) so that items published on those hapless sites comes after sites it 'approves',

It goes beyond a simple 'grade'. Google has set it so that
it's 'friends' come first, and those sites it does not own or approve of, do not come at all.

You will NEVER see certain sites. You will NEVER get certain information.
Not if you use Google.

Welcome to North Korea.

Test it Yourself

Take an item with a 'unique' name which is published on a writing site.
Place it into a Google Search Box. Do a Search.

That item Will Not Appear.
It will not appear in a Google Search, not if there is any possible convolution of the words which can bring up anything else.

Items with similar names, items with dissimilar names will appear. The first item is invariably Wikipedia.

You know, if you ever dared to use Wikipedia as an 'authority' that it has all the creditability of Auntie Bertha.

Yes, use it to get a taste, then go on to those sites which have a vested interest in accuracy and can back up every statement.

As Google prays to Wikipedia (and has an unholy alliance) as the world trusts Google, ignorance pervades.

If Wikipedia says that colloidal silver is good for you, Google will confirm it.

The scary fact is that Google gets over One Billion Hits, where it's closest Competitor, Bing gets 350 Million.

The power of Google can not be overstated.

If Google doesn't want you to know, it has the power to prevent you knowing.
Consider this carefully, for it is true.

Below is a partial set of Search Engines you should use instead of the Big G.

Bing

This is, alas, a Microsoft product. As a person who has not been Borged, I avoid Microsoft when I have choice.

Yes, in many cases we don't, but just as I avoid Internet Explorer, I have shunned Bing. However, considering it the lesser of two evils, I will use it when I can.

It is not different from Google, it gives you pretty much the same results, but it is Not Google. And today, I select what I can which is Not Google even when it is a choice between Google and the Borg.

Dogpile

I have used this site long before I tried Google. It is an unaligned site. I like it because it turns up items on 'Content Farms'.

The same failed test you did using Google; that is an item taken from a writing site, an item with a unique name, will be repeated on Bing. Bing follows the 'Content Farm' lock step. Dogpile does NOT.

An item on a publishing site will be found on Dogpile.

It has linked with 'Shetoldme' which was a very useful network a few years back.
This means that supporting Dogpile is a good idea for those who write on line.

wow

This is an AOL product. It is 'enhanced' by Google so, avoiding it is kind of knee jerk.

It does turn up 'scholarly' sites, but putting a 'unique' name of a item published on one of Google's 'Content Farms' does not get to that item.

I assume it's kind of a 'outlet' of Google.

ixquick

This Search Engine claims to be the most private.
Further, it will turn up items published on the so-called 'Content Farms'.

It tosses up a lot of serious sites and it doesn't start with Wikipedia.

It is a good clean and fast site which supports those who write online.

Duckduckgo

This is a site I've used over the years because it keeps no record.

The reason why I am so anti-record keeping is because those who keep such things often sell them to advertisers or the NSA.

If you do searches on guns, for example, Homeland Security is interested in you.

If you search on Viagra, well, you know what your mailbox is going to look like.

The Duck doesn't discriminate. The Duck doesn't know a Content Farm.
It only knows how to Search.

Use it without fear.

Yahoo

As one of the browsers has decided to make Yahoo it's homepage, you might be using this site for searches without even thinking.

It is not the greatest, but it is superior to the Big G

As it is a strong site, coming Third with 300,000,000 users.

Why Not To Use Google

The reason why Google goes after online writing sites that pay their writers
is due to its personal disaster with Knol.

For some twisted reason, those who run Google thought that if they could destroy pay writing sites they could force writers into their unpaid slave site.

Google believes that people write on line because they are drama queens, shouting "Look At ME!!' and would prefer 100,000 views over getting 10c.

The complete disaster that was Knol and humiliation that Google reaped had them toss the site, and change the name.

Angered, Google has decided to go after writing sites that pay with the kind of focus last scene among psychopaths.

You have to understand these kinds of megalomaniacs. They believe they deserve the power to control everyone and everything. Anything that slips through their grasp must be destroyed.

Google didn't slap down publishing sites to 'upgrade' the items returned by a search, it slapped them down to destroy them, chase their users, and allow it to operate a writing site that pays nothing.

Yo! Remember that silly little 'logo' ...Do No Evil?

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Alternatives To Google, Bing, Dogpile, Duckduckgo, Ixquick, Search Engines, Wow, Yahoo

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Retired
18th Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks for this useful guide.

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author avatar kaylar
18th Oct 2015 (#)

WE have to use those other search engines

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Oct 2015 (#)

Yes, if you are going to use Google, at least try using another search engine too, just to see the difference, as content writers we need to use other search engines anyhow.

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author avatar kaylar
18th Oct 2015 (#)

Precisely! I can find my items on ixquick and dogpile pretty quickly

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
19th Oct 2015 (#)

Duckduckgo should be avoided because it is associated with software that attempts to hijack your browser, such as V9 and others.

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author avatar kaylar
29th Dec 2015 (#)

I've been using it for years. Never happened.

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author avatar kaylar
19th Oct 2015 (#)

I never noticed it...I've used it and never had that kind of problem.

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author avatar BNelson
21st Oct 2015 (#)

I will have to try duckduckgo thanks for mentioning these other search engines.

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author avatar BNelson
21st Oct 2015 (#)

Whoops, I spoke too soon, I just noticed Peter's comment.

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