So I’ll let you into a a personal secret. Switch search engines. I have been using an amazing search engine called DuckDuckGo for the past year. And the quality of results is amazing.
What I like about DuckDuckGo is how easily you can add (and make it the default) it to your web browser. Even Google Chrome.
The only browser where I had had problems adding it is Internet Explorer 9 Beta (on Windows 8 – my take on this new Windows version coming soon).Subsequent to adding this entry I decided to dig around the Net to see if I couldn’t hack the IE10 (yes, Windows 8 Developer Preview offers two versions of IE10 Beta). Unfortunately none of them worked. And then I decided to re-visit Microsoft’s IE Additions website. To discover that DuckDuckGo is now available as an add-in search engine option.
But on ye olde Internet Explorer 8 I added DuckDuckGo as a custom search engine.
DuckDuckGo is not just a search engine like Bing or Yahoo. It goes further (Hint: Click the MORE > Goodies link on its home page) and can do everything Google can without the clutter. I find it invaluable when looking for technology stuff, programming related results and more. I often wonder how I did without it until I did.