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Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:01 AM

I see all these nuts are going to duck duck- How Google works


I sold enterprise search andunderstand the algorithms. The way google works is the most popular results( in hits or times that result was viewed) comes up first. It is not based on metadata. We actually tried to sell our technology to Google in 2007 and ironically 5 years later Google used us for their litigation. They said to us metadata shmetdata. There was a google box they sold for a short time to corporations. It failed miserably because the results were based on views and not relevancy.

People do pay to get their site on top on Google.. One hint that you should know about Google. The more you define what you want to see in your results in the search box the better it works. You might have to put in a sentence. Also, some of your best info is on page 3 and 4 of the results.

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Reply I see all these nuts are going to duck duck- How Google works (Original post)
Casady1 Feb 2022 OP
Delphinus Feb 2022 #1
Casady1 Feb 2022 #2
wishstar Feb 2022 #7
EYESORE 9001 Feb 2022 #3
Mister Ed Feb 2022 #4
Scrivener7 Feb 2022 #6
Casady1 Feb 2022 #9
Mister Ed Feb 2022 #10
Hugin Feb 2022 #21
ChazII Feb 2022 #5
Raine Feb 2022 #8
Casady1 Feb 2022 #11
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #15
Casady1 Feb 2022 #17
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #18
Casady1 Feb 2022 #19
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #24
Cuthbert Allgood Feb 2022 #22
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #25
abqtommy Feb 2022 #12
a kennedy Feb 2022 #13
Carlitos Brigante Feb 2022 #14
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2022 #16
multigraincracker Feb 2022 #20
Hugin Feb 2022 #23
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #26
Hugin Feb 2022 #27
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #28
Hugin Feb 2022 #29

Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:06 AM

1. Is it correct

that Duck Go is owned by China?

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:08 AM

2. I don't know that.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:30 AM

7. No, that seems to be an urban myth like false claims Target was a foreign French company

I have not found any evidence whatsoever of China ownership or control of DuckGo

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:15 AM

3. I use both DDG and Google

Sometimes searching for the same thing. There are often widely divergent sets of results.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:20 AM

4. It's unclear to me from the OP why it's nutty to use duckduckgo.

Could you please explain that part a little more? Or do I misunderstand the subject line? Thanks.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:27 AM

6. I've used DuckDuckGo for years. The only thing I use google for is to bootleg British crime

dramas before they are available here. That is a no no. I know those posting those dramas shouldn't, and I shouldn't stream them, but I am addicted. And DuckDuckGo doesn't allow it.

Google does.

I am wondering where this sudden campaign against DuckDuckGo is coming from. All of a sudden it is the subject of many posts, which means it is the subject of many news stories. After years in business.

I would wager that lots more right wingers use Google than use DuckDuckGo.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:33 AM

9. I only said that

because the right wing doesn't understand how google works. They think results are being suppressed and it is not how google works.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:37 AM

10. Now I understand. Thanks. n/t

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:59 AM

21. It's part of their authoritarian mindset and some projection.

They would suppress things (See: Any mention of their racism) Therefore, they believe it to be a common practice.

What the dumbling caste consistently fails to grasp in their limited reptilian brainish stems is that Google is first and foremost a BUSINESS and as such it has the primary purpose of making MONEY. Suppression is the opposite of making money.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:23 AM

5. Yahoo is the search engine that I use. n/t

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:30 AM

8. I use duckduckgo

I guess that's supposed to make me a nut of some kind 🤔 but I don't like being tracked, sometimes I use Google or yahoo.

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Response to Raine (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:38 AM

11. why do people take this personally?

There is a story in the NY times how the right wing is going to duckduckgo for search.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:21 AM

15. You called people using Duck Duck Go "nuts".

Why would that not be taken personally?

The remainder of your post is incoherent, so only the insult really gets processed.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:39 AM

17. let me simplify how the search works

results are based on the number of clicks a particular answer is looked at. The more it is looked at the higher up in the result set it will become. It does not mean it is the right answer. It means that what is most popular is higher up in the result set.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:42 AM

18. What does that have to do with your attack on users of DuckDuckGo?

And, duh. One would assume that PART of Google's algorithm is based on popularity. It's pretty obvious that there are numerous other factors, such as how many sites link to a given potential result, how much a given site spends on Google advertising, personal tracking of the person doing the search, etc.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:50 AM

19. and you sold search when?

Most of the first results are paid for and it says it clearly in the result set. I was attacking the right wing. Our search engine was so good we could tell you whether you were searching for Java the bean, Java the island or Java the coding language.

here is the article.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/23/technology/duckduckgo-conspiracy-theories.html

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:04 AM

24. Yeesh.

Bye.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:02 AM

22. It's not just that.

Assuming they know your search history, they are giving you things you like. They also know where you are in the world and will give you results based on that. If I just search for a movie (and am not using a VPN), it will give me movie times in my town for that movie today. If I then start searching for one of the stars in that movie, I won't need to put in more than a couple letters before it suggests that actor because it knows I just searched for the movie. Their algorithm does more than just clicks.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:05 AM

25. Yep.

I don't really get what's got the OP's knickers in a twist.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:12 AM

12. I've used Duck-Duck-Go as my search engine for years now. The few times I've gone

to Google to check if better info is available it isn't. Google Schmoogle.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:16 AM

13. Ditto.....

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:20 AM

14. I wasn't following you, but post 9 cleared it up. nt

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:34 AM

16. Been using DDG for years

That will not be changing.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:57 AM

20. Your devices are listening all the time.

My friends were talking one night and were talking about a Ukrainian friend that was getting a divorce. Next day they were getting pop up adds on the computer for “Ukrainian Divorce Lawyers”.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:03 AM

23. After the Maidenform body thong incident...

I can vouch that this is absolutely TRUTH.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:06 AM

26. I have seen this happen way too many times to call it coincidence.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:16 AM

27. For those of us who talk in our sleep...

Every morning is a fresh Hell.

It does make for a deeper understanding of one’s Id.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:19 AM

28. OMG a whole 'nother nightmare.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:52 AM

29. After the second restraining order was served...

I did another sweep of the bedroom and found I’d missed the nest ceiling fan. I suspect it dropped the dime on me via the refrigerator.

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