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  6. An information monopoly (or near monopoly) is a dangerous thing. In light of that, here are some search engines to try:</p>
  7. I used to use ScrubTheWeb a lot, but they closed last year and became a directory. If you're interested in directories, I'd suggest <a href="">Curlie</a>, a successor to DMOZ.</p>
  8. I use <a href="">Gigablast</a> fairly often, but usually the results are only OK. The engine has links to Google, Bing, and Yandex tho, so you can re-run the query on those engines. Gigablast does have fairly good support for advanced queries, which Google seems to have given up on.</p>
  9. <a href="">Yandex</a> is a Russian search engine with an English version. Popular in Russia; they're actually beating Google over there.</p>
  10. <a href="">Qwant</a> is a French search engine. There's an English version. It has a unique layout, but the results are kinda like Google 10-15 years ago; nice, but you'll see a ton of product listings.</p>
  11. <a href="">Exalead's</a> still online, but the results aren't as relevant as I'd like, and once you get past the 1st page you'll see a lot of dead links.</p>
  12. <a href="">NorthernLight</a> re-launched a public version of their engine, but it only searches through recent business news articles; it's meant as a tech demo.</p>
  13. <a href="">Mojeek</a> is a British search engine. Not great, but not bad. Returns a lot of list articles.</p>
  14. <a href="">Entireweb</a> is actually pretty good. Not sure if they're a metasearch engine now, but the results seem unique.</p>
  15. <a href="">DuckDuckGo</a> - Use them on my phone. Usually mirrors Bing or Google. They do have a crawler tho, so some results may be unique.</p>
  16. <a href="#">Thunderstone's Web Site Catalog</a> is cool if you just want to find sites, but it has a lot of dead links and parked domains.</p>
  17. <a href="#">Apexoo</a> is also cool, if you need sites instead of pages. Index is a bit small; usually only returns 50 sites.</p>
  18. <a href="">Yippy</a> seems to have their own index now. Has a conservative bias, but nice clustering.</p>
  19. <a href="">iSeek</a> mixes their results with Google's and provides clustering. I like their clustering a bit more that Yippie's.</p>
  20. <a href="">Bubblehunt</a> - Returns lists of sites added/checked by volunteers.</p>
  21. <a href="">AllTheInternet</a> - Seems to have decent, unique results. Portal-like layout. Gives you the option of searching their engine or a few other major sites/engines. Also operates <a href="">SearchALot</a>, not to be confused with Search<b>.</b>alot, which is a browser hijacker.</p>
  22. <a href="">Yooip</a> - Public demo of an open source search engine. 1st page looks good, but 2nd page repeats most of the 1st page's results, as does the 3rd & 4th page.</p>
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