Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 00:20 UTC
Internet & Networking "Not far from Valley Forge, around the corner from Bravo Pizza, up the road from Paoli Auto Body, there is an odd-looking office building that resembles a stone castle. An eye doctor is on the first floor. On the second floor is a search engine. The proprietor of the search engine is Gabriel Weinberg, who is 33. A few years ago, when Weinberg told his wife about his new business idea - pitting him against more established outfits such as Google and Bing - he admits that she briefly thought he was nuts." What a success story.
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by M.Onty on Mon 12th Nov 2012 09:37 UTC
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

DDG is my main search engine now, and the only one I use regularly.

I wonder whether Google's overwhelming success can be seen as a technical advantage for DDG. I know as a web author that every job is bent around the perception of Google's algorithms, and every page is tweaked to hell until it starts to rise up their ranking.

There's only so much Google can do to counteract that, secret algorithms or no. DDG, on the other hand, can be damned sure that not a single site on the web is trying to cheat its way to the top of its particular rankings, and so when they change the formula, the sites don't fight back.

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