Google is the default search engine for most of us. But did you know that you can give to charity via search engines, or even earn cryptocurrency by searching? Check out this cool alternative to Google.
You don’t need to leave Google or switch directly to one of these search engines. Both can coexist happily, and you can choose when to use them. The idea is to try to stay away from Google to find features and results you’ve never seen before.
Anything published on the internet gets a lot of reactions. Mojeek, an alternative to like says can filter search results based on how people feel about the informasi. And surprisingly it works well.
There are five emotions available today: love, wow, haha, sad, and angry.
Type in your keywords and click on an emoji to get search results that match emotions. Click a different emoji and the result will change. It really works, and you might find links you wouldn’t find otherwise. I found this a really different and cool way to browse search results.
Mojeek is also a full web crawler search engine, which means it uses its own results unlike many metasearch engines that repackage Google or some other giant search results. It’s also completely private, doesn’t track its users, and prides itself on hosting servers with eco-friendly partners.
The founders of the company did Extensive AMA on Reddit, if you want to know more about their philosophy or products.
Givero (Web): Raise Money for Good Cause Through Web Search
How amazing would it be if every time you searched for something on the web, the money was used for a good cause instead of lining the pockets of private companies like Google or Microsoft? Well, that’s exactly what Givero offers to do.
The idea behind Givero is similar to Ecosia and several other tech companies focused on charity. How does it work? Like Google or Bing, Givero earns revenue through ads when you use it to search for anything. But unlike the others, half of the advertising revenue from this search will go to charitable causes.
This includes global organizations (Mozilla Foundation, WWF, ocean cleanup) and local Danish causes as it is a Denmark-based website. Add charity to your destination, and advertising revenue from your search will only be redirected to that destination.
You like Google, but you don’t like how it invades your privacy? Gibiru may be the best way for you to view Google search results while protecting your privacy. And you’ll also see some results that Google might censor.
Branded as an unfiltered personal search engine, Gibiru claims to have a modified version of Google’s algorithm. So you’ll probably see the same results as on a Google search, and in fact, the interface is a bit similar too.
But there is a second tab named Uncensored. This tab shows links that you won’t see on Google or will sink to the back page. Be warned, some of them are quite a bit out there, and you’ll have to wear a tinfoil hat to click them.
But at its core, Gibiru does a great job of protecting your identity when performing search queries. It uses 256 bit encryption for all searches and keeps no search logs. It does not store any cookies on your device and does not sell your data.
Different search engines use different methods to find the best results. SearX is a privacy-friendly metasearch engine that combines results into one main page. It is based on open source software.
In Preference, you can set which search engine you want to use.
These include popular giants like Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo, as well as smaller names like Qwant and Startpage. In fact, you can select a specific engine for each type of search category, namely General, Files, Images, Maps, Music, Videos, News, and Social Media.
The About page says SearX doesn’t store any data, doesn’t generate a profile on your behavior, doesn’t share what you’re looking for with third parties, and can’t be used to compromise with you. Website selections are stored locally on your computer, and you can delete all cookies through Preferences.
Presearch is a fun little search engine that lets you earn cryptocurrency with every search. These are called PRE tokens and are not currently of much value. CoinMarketCap values one PRE token at $0.001 USD. But hey, that’s something.
Each search earns you several decimal places of PRE tokens, with a maximum of 32 searches per day providing that payout. Presearch tokens can be redeemed at online stores for merchandise such as stickers and beanies. But it might be wiser to stack them and use them to buy ad space on Presearch.
The search app itself is pretty cool. It uses its own search engine by default, but you can add shortcuts to other services like Google, DuckDuckGo, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc. One click and you can search their catalog.
Find Anything on the Internet
It is surprising to know how many other great search engines there are. There’s Ecosia, which grows trees around the world to offset the carbon footprint of your search results. There’s Yippy, which groups search results into “clusters” so you can find more links in sub-categories of what you’re looking for. And much more.
In fact, you might be surprised to learn that Google can’t even find everything on the web. Heck, can it tell you which streaming service to play a movie or TV show on? No, you need another app for that. There are many other things in the world of online search results, which you can see through search engines see Alternative Search Engines That Can Find What Google Can’t Find