anybody know of GOOD serach engine?

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Mon Mar 29 11:21:49 2004

>>>>> "Joe" == Joe R <> writes:

 Joe> At 11:47 AM 3/29/04 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>>>> "Joe" == Joe R <> writes:
 Joe> Does anyone know of a good internet search engine? I've been
 Joe> using Google but they have gotten LOUSY in the last couple of
 Joe> months since they've decided to sell the "right" to companies to
 Joe> be first in their search results. It's gotten so bad that I can
 Joe> no longer find anything with their searchs except ads for
 Joe> totally unrelated items.
>> Strange. I haven't found them that bad.

 Joe> Have you used them lately??? This morning I tried to search for
 Joe> a driver for the ethernet card that is built into my Dell GX110
 Joe> computer. I searched for "dell gx110 ethernet driver download"
 Joe> instead all I get are ads such as "Buy pcmcia to pci WindWire
 Joe> Wireless". Do you see anything in the search string about "buy"
 Joe> or "pci" or "pcmcia" or "wireless"? That wasn't the only result
 Joe> like that, they were ALL ads for soemthing totally unrelated to
 Joe> what I wanted. I went through 6 or seven pages or results and
 Joe> didn't find anything close to what I was looking for.

You must be using a different than I am... :-)

I just tried that exact string. I get a page that reports 129 hits,
and the very first one is a Dell software download page. Not the
right one, I think -- but it does seem to have all the words on it.

I don't see any windwire ads. I do see three "sponsored links" on the
right side of the page, which is something I ignore 99.9% of the time.

Remember that a query of the form you used finds pages that contain
the words you mentioned, anywhere in the page. That explains why the
first hit is a download but not for the gx110 driver.

The query that seems to work is simply:
    "gx110 driver" download

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