Complaints against Google’s search results have been getting a lot of attention this year.The search giant has reacted with new ways to block spam by changing its algorithm and allowing you to filter specific sites.
But even though Google is still the best, if you’re looking for something more specific, you may want to try an alternative search engine.
We browsed the web for the best alternatives to Google that will protect your privacy, reduce spam, and help you find exactly what you need.
Blekko uses what it calls 'slashtags' to group results into several categories and deliver results that are relevant and not spammy. For example, you can search with the slashtag '/technology' to only get results that have to do with tech. Users can add new slashtags to help improve the service.
Are you a data junkie? The U.S. government has a huge online database at data.gov full of information about our country: traffic, demographics, housing prices, you name it. If you're a developer, all this raw data is available to use in your apps for free.
Like Duck Duck Go, Yippy is a search engine that says it will not track or monitor your searches. It's a meta search engine, meaning it grabs results from several other search services.