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Doc
03-02-2007, 09:12 AM
Duh, I bet I know the answer: Google. I feel it's always good to have an alternative. At times I get to trusting Google to much. It is better to have a few favorite search engines in your bookmarks ready to go. If you have the time, try the same search on multiple engines & compare results. You just might find a new favorite. :D

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Wannafish
03-02-2007, 09:38 AM
Google. I don't have much time to surf when I'm at work
(because I'm always on this site!)

Melensdad
03-02-2007, 10:18 AM
I had been using Google exclusively, but found that switching to Yahoo! sometimes yields some better results from time to time so I just reset my default search engine to Yahoo! Honestly I don't think one is better than the other, I think that it is a situational. Yahoo! is simply different and since I often search for the same thing, I get some different relavent hits with a different engine.

bczoom
03-02-2007, 10:47 AM
I too use google pretty much exclusively.

To see some differences, plug in unique phrases. E.g. I entered bczoom as my search.
Google had about 8400 hits
Yahoo had about 2000 hits
MSN had under 1000 hits

I don't have time to look or compare results.
Maybe MSN is better since it "may" have omitted duplicates. Maybe it's worse since it can't find what the google bot can.

Doc
03-02-2007, 12:46 PM
I'll admit it, I've been exclusively google also. But we might be missing out. I'm going to make a point to try the not so well known, but well thought of seach engines such as: GoshMe.Com, TheFind.Com, Hakia.Com

I used to use Mamma.com also (The Mother of All Search engines). It searches google, MSN, Yahoo and other search engines for you then compiles the results. But google has done such a good job I had not even looked at others lately. I think the google toolbar is a big reason for that ....those folks know what they are going. :rolleyes:

PBinWA
03-02-2007, 06:14 PM
I just like google's clean start page. I hate the noise on the other sites.

PB