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What's your favorite search engine?

Besides Google, that is.

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/88c8eacc-70d2-11da-89d3-0000779e2340.html
AOL will also sell display ads on Google sites. The deal is likely to include a credit that AOL can use for search ads promoting its content, including some with graphic displays.

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krasota
Dec. 20th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
It seems that will just apply to the sidebar ads that pop up on every google search. Am I missing something?
firecat
Dec. 20th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
I think so. But I use Google because I don't like ads with "graphic displays."
treacle_well
Dec. 20th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yup. My favorite thing about Google is its no-nonsense look.

My thought upon hearing the news this morning was, "well, what other search engines are there out there now".

Phooey. I'm disappointed.
lysana
Dec. 20th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
Dogpile checks Google and several other search engines with no graphic ads on their pages. It does have a graphic at the top, but it's small and kind of cute (animated dog; small gestures on its part, though).
firecat
Dec. 20th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! [Adding to FireFox search bar]
surelars
Dec. 20th, 2005 10:10 am (UTC)
I'm afraid Google has me completely hooked. I haven't used any other search engine in what seems like years. It used to be I'd be using three or four engines regularly, but not more. It's kinda scary - media diversity (and that surely includes search engine diversity) is something to be encouraged.
firecat
Dec. 20th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Very much agree! This is a wake-up call.
epi_lj
Dec. 20th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
I used to use AltaVista and still turn to it on rare occasions when something about Google stymies me. They seem to have similar text-only ads on the page in a quick glance at it just now, but I haven't used it a lot in ages.
gregbo
Dec. 21st, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
IMO, for most queries, Yahoo and AskJeeves give as good results as Google.
nitoda
Dec. 21st, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC)
Actually I favour www.ixquick.com over google anyday. Mainly because it does include Google anyway, but also searches other engines and then prioritises results in such a way that I usually get very good results on the first page.
firecat
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! [adding]
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