Startpage.com search engine
Since there are some people on this forum that use startpage.com as their preferred search engine, I just wanted to alert you that sometimes, perhaps even often, it produces mediocre search results using its advanced page. You can test this for yourself by doing side by side testing with their sister search engine ixquick.com or with google. A recent extreme example was 3 hits using startpage and 116 hits (all significant and unique) using google. This has been going on for at least a year and Iíve complained to the publisher two or three times about it, the most recent being this past week. After my first complaint it seemed to be corrected, but now it doesnít seem to be working properly again. Iím referring only to the advanced page; I donít use the main page, so I donít know if thatís affected. Iíve switched to ixquick.com for the time being. Thereís also duckduckgo.com for similar privacy, but it doesnít have an advanced page.