Google the search engine

A couple of stray thoughts on this article from Chris Coyier, about search engine optimisation—itself prompted by this article on The Verge.

In terms of finding good results for searches online, Google has largely been superseded by three platforms that handle search better (though with varying degrees of veracity):

Alternative search engines have also gotten much better in the meantime: DuckDuckGo has a stupid name but their core offering is fine, unless you're recklessly dependent on Google's "Smart Cards" or "Quick Answers" or whatever they call them nowadays; Kagi has tens of thousands of paying customers singing their praises (on Reddit, natch). Phind (also a stupid name) puts search results through AI to try and get you to the answers faster, though previous disclaimers still apply.

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