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deya 16. Oct 2011 03:02 PM

Anupam; With DuckDuckGo you need to click settings - site icons - and from the drop down select 'just WOT (trust) ratings' then click 'home' and then the WOT icons should show in your results.

StartPage and StartingPage seem to show the same results, but StartPage allows you to use more languages and has the 'time search' feature that was mentioned by kendall. They're basically the same as Ixquick, same company. But StartingPage only uses Google search results, whereas StartPage and Ixquick are metasearch and use several search engines for results. Bit confusing really, I think it's more to do with personal prefs as to which one you choose to use - slightly different features.

Anupam 16. Oct 2011 03:51 PM

Thanks deya :). I think I will add Ixquick, and StartingPage both. Both look like good alternatives.

26Dolphins 18. Oct 2011 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by deya (Post 61470)
StartingPage shows the same results as Google but with the Ixquick privacy features. There's also StartPage metasearch, which has the time search feature that kendall mentioned, all part of Ixquick. See here. WOT works in them all.



Both have the Ixquick advanced settings etc.

Thanks for this. Switched over a few days ago and am very happy with it :)!!


deya 28. Oct 2011 12:03 PM

Noticed this yesterday on StartPage and Ixquick.

Anupam 28. Oct 2011 12:07 PM

I noticed that too, and its a good move. I have been using Ixquick for a few days, and I like it now. I have enabled https on both StartingPage, and Ixquick. However, I find Ixquick a bit slow to open up, and operate. I tried StartingPage, and its better, so I am using that more now.

MidnightCowboy 29. Oct 2011 06:00 AM


Originally Posted by deya (Post 62078)
Noticed this yesterday on StartPage and Ixquick.

Thanks deya :)

Like Anupam I sometimes notice a slight lag, but not enough to put me off using it.

MidnightCowboy 13. Nov 2011 07:53 AM

Just to note that the new default search engine shipped with Linux Mint 12 is now Duck Duck go :)

Terarus 13. Nov 2011 03:12 PM

For comparison purposes; could someone familiar with duckduckgo compare it with dogpile? I'm not so concerned with privacy so we'll exclude it as an advantage/disadvantage for now.

Anupam 18. Nov 2011 08:38 AM

StartingPage has an autosuggest feature like Google... but its very bad. Sometimes, that feature is useful.

stve 07. Dec 2011 01:03 AM

Google is a great search engine & tailors its searches to give you what it thinks are the most relevant to you based on your previous searches.
Follow the links to see how this can become a problem.

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