[clug] Search engines

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 01:18:01 MST 2014

On 04/01/14 11:24, Keith Sayers wrote:
> On Monday 30 December 2013 bc (?) intoned warningly :
>>  Not that I'd use DuckDuckGetAway either, even if I trusted their
>>  marketing speil I *know* not to trust the guy that runs it (his
>>  previous venture made Ffffacebook look like privacy freaks).
>      Hmmm.  Would you know anything of Mamma

Formerly "The Mother Of All Search Engines". Bought Copernic. Copernic
relies on M$ for much of their income. Pretty good at searching data
hosted by Empressario/AdNet (their own digital media network). Not so
good at searching the rest of the web.

Gets most of it's results from scraping about a dozen other search engines.

Put's advertised links (classified ads) at the top of search results.
Apparently that's a bad thing :/
Due to Moms "voting" system duplicated sites have an elevated ranking,
this has led to some dissatisfaction with Mom as it tends to favour
content scrapers over originality.


Mark "only bet on an inside favourite" Cuban's baby almost made a
fortune from them.

> which I have been using for some 
> time as my first-choice?  It is not always successful and then I usually resort 
> to Google though I have tried DuckDuckGo.

Whatever gets you the results you're happy with.

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Kind regards

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