• Tue. Jun 14th, 2022

The search engine prioritizes user choice and search freedom

BRIGHTON, England — At June 26, 2000, Google announced that it has an index that allows people to search more than a billion URLs, a milestone on its way to becoming the dominant player in search. The companies that were competing with them at the time went out of business or were sold to other companies, then withdrew from the market: AltaVista was acquired by Yahoo! and no longer crawls and indexes the web. Other engines such as Ask Jeeves and Yahoo! now rely on indexes from Google and Bing (Microsoft) respectively, as do many other so-called search engines.

The number of actual indexes in 2022, repositories of information and links, is alarming, with the English search offering including googleBing, yandex, Mojeek and Gigablast. Those who see access to global information being guarded by a few corporations as a problem have another reason to worry; in addition to the small number providing searchable indexes of results, the market is very uneven, with google have a 92% market share in 2021. When you add to that the market share of those who use Bing, you get 97%.

Widespread flaws, vertical integrations, browsers, app stores, Android, and partnerships have resulted in google being deeply entrenched as the web’s default search offering, becoming the single source of information to rule us all has been their goal.

UKMojeek, a search engine based on Mojeek, believes that diversity of information and greater search choice are essential. For this reason, they decided to support “search choices” allowing users to quickly and easily view results from other providers, including Google or Bing for those who don’t care about privacy and security. data gathering.

Launched today, Search Choices allows those searching the web using Mojeek to quickly query other search engines and services with just one click. This can be done both through the search box on their homepage or at the bottom of their search engine results page. Supported options that can be selected by the user are Bing, Brave, DuckDuckGo (Bing partner), Ecosia (Bing partner), Gigablast, googleHome Page (google partner) and yandex.

While Mojeek has an independent index of almost 5 billion web pages, this move provides its users with easy pathways to different search options, providing different sources of information, ranking algorithms and levels of protection. private life.

Colin HayhurstMojeek CEO said:

“It’s time to bring search and web browsing back to life. While we wait for regulators to create space for competition and innovation in search, we are taking action to support the freedom to seek information. Our implementation of Search Choices allows searching across all English Search Indexes with a single click.”

Notes to Editors

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2000/06/google-launches-worlds-largest-search.html

https://www.searchenginemap.com/ and https://blog.mojeek.com/2021/05/no-tracking-search-how-does-it-work.html

https://gs.statcounter.com/search-engine-market-share/all/worldwide/2021

https://blog.mojeek.com/2021/09/multiple-choice-in-search.html

About Mojeek:

Mojeek is the global alternative search engine; a search engine that does what is right, values ​​and respects user privacy, while providing its own unique and unbiased search results. Born in a bedroom, Mojeek has provided people with a no-track crawler index search engine option for over 15 years.

Mojeek can be accessed at: https://www.mojeek.com/

You will find further press materials and information on: https://www.mojeek.com/about/press/

Press contacts

Joshua Long

Marketing Director

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josh@mojeek.com

Colin Hayhurst

CEO

colin@mojeek.com

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