Google Search Reviews

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google:

  • collects your data
  • alters your search results
  • offers you its own websites in the results

ddg:

  • doesn't track you
  • shows the same search results for everyone everywhere (+ gives you the option to localize them to a particular country)
  • lets you search thousands of other engines through !bangs (e.g. !g takes you to google, !bi to bing images, !w to wikipedia...)
  • allows you to customize the look and feel
  • is community-based

switch to duckduckgo!

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same

foerno's comment above is accurate. Google track not just your searches, but where you go online, what you write in your emails, to whom and much else besides. Their business model consists of building up a profile of their users and making a profit from this. It is far worse than being followed around by a private detective. You cannot predict who will have this information in 20 years time and how it could be used. We already know that intelligence agencies are asking companies like Google and Yahoo to hand this information over to them. This applies to people who use Google, Yahoo, Bing even if they don't live in the US.

So alternatives to Google search: several. DuckDuckGo is one. Another is Startpage, which searches Google on your behalf and gives you their results without ever revealing to Google that it was you that searched for the information. Another option is Disconnect Search, which does a similar thing.

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Google is bad. Use DuckDuckGo, it has more privacy, little to no spam, !bang, 0-click info, and tons of customizations. Google offers none of this.

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I'm afraid of Google. There is an episode on the old TV show The Twilight Zone. Martians come down to earth with a book titled "To Serve Man' They claim they came to earth to save the earths population and start transporting earthlings to the moon.Everything looked good for awhile until one day an earthling discovered that the book "To Serve Man " is a cookbook. Google reminds me a lot of that episode only now Google is the martians. They collect way too much information on internet users for my sense of safety ,comfort and well being.

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accurate search but doesn't respect privacy

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As some others have said here, Google gets great results, but it most certainly doesn't respect your privacy! You may have noticed that if you Google something, you'll get ads related to it following you around the web. Some of the alternatives listed here, like DuckDuckGo, Disconnect, and Startpage are better in terms of privacy.

[Edited by crazypens30, January 21]

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fast and good filtering

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google search is a lot better than other search engines and also is pretty fast. It has a good search filter system and also gives the wanted results very fast

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If you have a Google account you can turn off tracking

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Google doesn't allow you to turn off tracking my default. But if you have a Google account, you can turn off 'Web and Search history.' That prevents Google from tracking you.

[Edited by purrlion, September 21]

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You can still see ads. That means tracking.