Are people using other search engines instead of Google?

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  1. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    Since the Google changes the number of different search engines listed on my stats has increased, even though the overall visits are still down on what they were.

    Maybe the complaints I have read here about the problems of searching for topics on the new style Google's results are making people use other search engines more . Which may be good news, I am wondering if others here are noticing the same trend.

    1. earnestshub profile image83
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I am using other engines to do research. Google is turning up rubbish still. smile

    2. saveascj profile image61
      saveascjposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I use and yahoo for alternative.

  2. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    I'm using "bing+cuil+quora+yaoba+ask jeeves+yahoo+stack overflow" for my personal queries.

  3. barryrutherford profile image80
    barryrutherfordposted 12 years ago

    Google Scholar

  4. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    Same here Google only.

  5. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    I used to get 100s from Ask and thats dissappeared, dont know why hmm

  6. Michael Willis profile image69
    Michael Willisposted 12 years ago

    Google was never my preference and certainly is not now. When I have cross-referenced Google with other search engines I always find better and more on target results from everyone else besides Google. I normally use Yahoo. Then I may use AOL to check for variations.

  7. Gyldenboy profile image67
    Gyldenboyposted 12 years ago

    I mostly use google.

    Sometimes I use Dogpile, which is a lazy way of searching four engines at once. That's google, bing, ask, and yahoo all at once. At one time, it was a five in one package (pre-Bing era). But, I guess they don't like or need AltaVista and Webcrawler anymore?

    In my past experiences with AltaVista, it could sometimes find results Google and Yahoo couldn't find. Maybe, it's still a worthwhile search engine.

  8. lrohner profile image69
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    Google searches are returning garbage, and has at least quadrupled my research time. I've switched to Yahoo. 

    Seriously -- when you search for a particular business and it shows up on page 1 of Yahoo and page 6 of Google, switching is a no brainer. smile

  9. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    These replies are interesting, if people are doing this then it might explain the appearance of the 'new' search engine names on my stats. list on hubs and on the traffic sources page.

    Thanks all.

  10. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 12 years ago

    I use, and there everything seems as it was before. But I have noticed more visitors from search engines other than Google to my Hubs.

  11. melpor profile image92
    melporposted 12 years ago

    I usually use Google on my Imac computer and use Bing on my Windows 7 PC.

  12. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    I'm seeing an increase in yahoo and bing both.  It hasn't made up for the loss of google by any means, but is interesting - has google shot itself in the foot?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm seeing that too Wilderness. I'm not getting a lot from yahoo and Bing, about 100 views a day, the rest being made up from the other googles, but they seem to be increasing daily which suggests to me too searchers may have become dissatisfied with

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hush now, Izzy!  You'll get me all teary eyed, feeling bad about poor google. big_smile

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Hey LOL, not me! Google with their all seeing eye must know things are wrong and hopefully when they fix things we'll be back on top wink

  13. Eve Foss profile image71
    Eve Fossposted 12 years ago

    The other night, I wanted to check and see if a topical cream was safe for a toddler, so I plugged it into Google. I got back 2 or 3 ads from Amazon, some forums, and ehow. Nothing answering my question. Research is not a popularity contest. IMHO, Google has forgotten about relevance in favor of popularity. I've switched to Yahoo.

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    could it be that most of our hubs are not ranking in google and ranking instead with other search engine that is why we can see an increase of views from other search engines?

  15. Shil1978 profile image90
    Shil1978posted 12 years ago

    For searching health information, I am using this customized version of Google,

    Health Search Engine

    Cuts out the garbage that sometimes turns up. I don't want to see user-generated content on health topics in particular. That's been one of my pet peeves with search.

    1. Eve Foss profile image71
      Eve Fossposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Shil! I will give that a try!

    2. ripplemaker profile image81
      ripplemakerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I gave it a try! Thanks for this Shil smile

      1. Shil1978 profile image90
        Shil1978posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You are both welcome - glad to share smile

  16. Saloca profile image90
    Salocaposted 12 years ago

    Anyone had much experience with Bing? Have taken a few opinion surveys about search engines and they hammer on about it! Think I've Binged a few times but Google is default for me now, that's a hard habit to break, damn you google lol

  17. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 12 years ago

    Yes,Yahoo,msn,ask,alta vista, bing etc

  18. WoodsmensPost profile image63
    WoodsmensPostposted 12 years ago


  19. brandonhart100 profile image77
    brandonhart100posted 12 years ago

    People still use Google - Count on it.

  20. sofs profile image74
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    Lately I have had to depend a lot on Bing for my research. I was seriously considering shifting to Bing, but the fact that I am so used to Google brings me back here... maybe others are also thinking on those lines. smile


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