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How Do I Compare “Search Engines” Available In Big Sur?

Where can we get a independent comparison of the search engines now available in Big Sur…..other than Google.

I DO NOT want to use Google as a search engine.
Ed Flisher

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Compare “Search Engines” Available In Big Sur?”

    1 month ago

    Not sure what you are looking for here. You can use any search engine you want. But only 5 can be chosen as a default search engine, meaning that if you type a search term into the address field at the top of Safari, you’ll get results from that search engine.

    If you don’t want to use Google then just switch to one of the other ones. Bing is Microsoft’s. I believe Yahoo is also Bing, but filtered and adjusted by Yahoo. DuckDuckGo is its own thing, but also uses Google and Bing as sources. Ecosia is the new one and is Bing with modifications and money earned from ads go to environmental causes.

    Of course you can use others by simply going to the home page of that search engine and searching there. Make it your home page if that helps. But searches in the address bar will use the setting in Safari, Preferences, Search.

    What are you looking for in a search engine? What is it about Google that you don’t like?

    If it is search results quality that is the problem, then you can compare them pretty easily by just performing some searches in each and seeing which results seem more relevant to you. Whichever you choose doesn’t have to be set in stone. You can easily change it. Or, go to the web site for the engine you want. If engine A gives you better results when doing technical research, use A for that. Then if B gives you better results for shopping for products or something, use B for that.

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