Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th May 2014 22:23 UTC
Internet & Networking

Everybody's favourite not-Google search engine - DuckDuckGo - has received a complete redesign and a whole slew of new features.

Today DuckDuckGo is launching a reimagined and redesigned version that focuses on smarter answers and a more refined look. This new version adds often requested features like images, local search, auto-suggest and much more.

Compared to today's Google, it looks incredibly clean, and the new features - for once - do not get in the way of the stuff that was already there. It must be hard to redesign and add new features to a search engine that is more or less known for being the opposite of Google, but I think they have managed to pull it off.

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RE[5]: My take
by sb56637 on Wed 21st May 2014 15:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: My take"
sb56637
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2006-05-11

I'm talking about Google's apparently biased promotion of junk commercial sites in the standard search results, not the "sponsored ads". I don't even mind the sponsored ads, and if I'm searching to purchase something I occasionally even find them useful. But what I'm talking about are NOT Adsense ads or "sponsored results", but Google's apparently programmatic bias toward commercial sites and less toward relevancy of keywords and results.

Edited 2014-05-21 15:29 UTC

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RE[6]: My take
by Savior on Thu 22nd May 2014 07:29 in reply to "RE[5]: My take"
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2006-09-02

I'm talking about Google's apparently biased promotion of junk commercial sites in the standard search results, not the "sponsored ads".


I guess we cannot know for sure if they are doing that, but honestly, I don't think so. Why would they promote some sites for free when they also have sponsored ads? I think that is just the effect that those were clicked the most often. People do seem to go to stupid places, unfortunately.

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RE[6]: My take
by zima on Mon 26th May 2014 22:11 in reply to "RE[5]: My take"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm talking about Google's apparently biased promotion of junk commercial sites in the standard search results [...] Google's apparently programmatic bias toward commercial sites and less toward relevancy of keywords and results.

I don't see it ...maybe because I let Google learn about my search preferences (I have on the search history)

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