More ways to search the web

Have you been around people who want to search for something on the internet and they say something like this, “I need to google something or can you google this for me?” In these days to google something is to search the internet using google. It reminds me of people going to xerox, instead of making a copy of a document. People don’t change, but technology and the way we use it does change. There are many companies that make copiers such as Ricoh, Canon, Kyocera, HP, Konica Minolta, Toshiba, etc. Xerox isn’t the only company that make copy machines. How does this analogy apple to search engines? Please read on…

Searching for information is not limited to google, bing, or yahoo. There are other search engines that are very useful, safe, and fast out there. My hope is that these search engines help you out the next time you need to find something.

Great Search Engines

  • Duck Duck Go – I stumbled upon this last year. I like the fact that it is fast on search. Also, according to their site they don’t track you. This is reassuring given the times we live in.
  • Goodsearch: You Search...We Give! – A few months ago I was searching for information on a local park and I saw a button for goodsearch. This caught my attention and followed along. Part of the proceeds goes to your charity or organization of choice which could be a church, charity, local school, or other group. You can do some good while you look for something on the internet.
  • Dogpile – Back in 1998 I had an office job while attending college and my supervisor used a website called dogpile to search for something. I thought that it looked a bit strange when compared to yahoo or google. Then, I learned that it got results from other search engines and placed them together. Dogpile has changed over the years, but it still great at getting results when google or yahoo is not enough. Oh, and one more thing, this website has a mascot, Arfie.

    Google is one of the most dominant companies where search is concerned, but it isn’t the only company around. Go ahead and try one of theses search engines next time. Thanks for visiting Pablo’s Computers.