urn:uuid:7df9ab72-0452-50a8-af41-501717a032f4 Topic: Search engines – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-07-07T14:06:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:99578e3e-0096-434e-81b7-10efe3fe2927 2021-07-07T14:06:00Z 2021-07-07T14:06:00Z Google’s unfair performance advantage in Chrome Google Chrome for Android gives Google Search (when set as the default search engine) a network performance-boost over competing search engines. <p>Google Chrome for Android has a feature that gives Google Search an unfair advantage over its competition. Sure, it’s the default search engine and that’s a huge hurdle to overcome for any competitor. However, Chrome also reserves a performance-boosting feature for Google Search exclusively.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-google-dse-preconnect.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9d20a8cd-f696-4313-a4b5-bd51e97757fd 2021-05-17T17:03:00Z 2021-05-17T17:03:00Z How to stop Bing ranking XML feeds over your webpages Bing preferred XML and machine-readable file formats over human-readable ones in its search results. How link canonicalization helped rectify the situation. <p>For the last two years, Bing has ranked many of my syndication feeds ("RSS") higher than the webpage counterparts. Syndication feeds are machine-readable documents people use to get blog updates with a special program. I’ve racked my brain trying to figure out why Bing does this, and I’ve finally found an answer.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/bing-assets-over-pages.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:25d93ceb-d61a-4ed4-badb-1d2ee1ad364d 2020-03-06T00:26:00Z 2020-03-06T00:26:00Z Yahoo!, AOL, OneSearch biased in favor of parent company’s websites Verizon Media’s search engines promises “unbiased” search results, but serves results clearly favoring the company’s media websites over competitors. <p>Verizon Media, formerly Oath, owns the two search engines Yahoo! and AOL. Three months ago, it also launched another search engine called OneSearch. OneSearch promises to provide “unfiltered” and “unbiased” search results on its front page.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/verizon-media-search.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:56672393-94ec-4945-a084-1baf3a863242 2020-01-02T18:07:00Z 2021-06-22T21:00:00Z Use different search providers for every search with RandSearch Set your web browser to search with RandSearch. It uses a random search engine to fulfill your searches. Get different perspectives, ideas, and results. <p>I’ve built a small search utility to help people explore different search providers. RandSearch (“random search”) forwards your search queries to a randomly chosen search provider. You get different perspectives, ideas, and results with every search!</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/randsearch.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:789d51a0-4712-4b47-9dc5-9b376ca37515 2019-10-26T02:37:00Z 2019-10-26T02:37:00Z Ctrl blog was unavailable in Bing Search for a month Ctrl blog was nowhere to be found with Bing in September. I can only speculate on what I did to offend Bing. Link canonicalization may be to blame. <p>Ctrl blog was nowhere to be found in the Bing search-index for the entire month of September 2019. This lead to a decline in new readers referred from DuckDuckGo and other Bing-powered search engines.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/bing-delisted-canonicalization.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p>