[CS-FSLUG] Killer way to slay the Google beast!

Ed Hurst ehurst at soulkiln.org
Sat Jan 30 19:13:47 CST 2010

On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:51:11 -0600, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:

>> I have made StartPage my default and NO LONGER use Google.
> Thoughts on how accurate it is compared to Google? I haven't seriously  
> used another search engine besides Google (with VERY occasional hat tips  
> to Yahoo and Bing) probably since the time when AltaVista was relevant,  
> largely because none of the others seem to provide as good of results.

I have noticed in my own searching Google covers a wider range of  
applications, so that I get often get Froogle links as part of the result,  
as well as news links, etc. They tend to be appropriate. But sometimes I  
don't want any of that. It's getting to the point I am having a tough time  
differentiating the results of one or the other among the many engines.  
That is, while Google often has a lot more links, and sometimes better  
links, they often throw in stuff which is totally inappropriate. Indeed,  
often it shows a link with snatches of text indicating why they offered  
it, but going there I find nothing at all pertaining to my terms. Google  
does too much, sometimes. And I note I find Bing's over-active JScript  
very annoying, even if their initial pages are better targeted. Yahoo is  
okay for a change of pace.

I can remember when Go.com was the best, because you could refine a  
previous search.

Ed Hurst
Associate Editor, Open for Business: http://ofb.biz/
Applied Bible - http://soulkiln.org/
Kiln of the Soul - http://soulkiln.blogspot.com/

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