Eyes Searching the Web Searching the Internet Metasearch Resources

What are the best:
Metasearch engines?
Ways to search the web?
Ways to view the invisible web?
Ways to view the dark web?
Ways to ask questions?
Best single search engines?

  About Metasearch Resources

Metasearch Engines
There are many more good metasearch engines out there than the ones I listed below. The ones shown below are the ones that I found to be the most useful.

Metasearch Engines with good privacy
Etools.ch: gets results from 16 search engines with good privacy.
Startpage.com: powerful private metasearch (10+ search engines).
Duckduckgo.com: powerful private customized metasearch engine.

Metasearch Engines without privacy
Info.com: gets results from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex.
Dogpile.com: powerful old metasearch engine.
Izito.com: gets results from 6 popular search engines.
Metasearch Guide:
article about metasearch engines.

Metasearch Engines worthy of mention
Qwant: Reasonable privacy, database of over 20 billion web pages.
Searx (index of): Open source code. Many public implementations. Results of 82+ engines.


Searching the Web
The best general way to search the visible web is through the use of a good metasearch engine like Etools. Metasearch engines can provide a greater number of good results than single search engines because they are search data aggregators. In addition to possibly using their own database they also use the databases of other search engines and aggregate the results in their search result output. Metasearch engine popularity is falling as Google continues improves the quality of its search results.

A slower but more organized way to research a specific topic is to use a specialized search. You can also go to sites (gateways or directories) with subject or topics indexes.


Invisible Web Resources
Invisible Web
Information on the invisible web is, by definition, invisible unless you know where and how to find it. The amount of information on the invisible web is 100s maybe even 1000s of times larger than what's available on the visible web. Most of it is not visible to single or metasearch engines (Ref). Non-encrypted parts of the invisible web are often accessed through sites having topic indexes pointing to specific directories/gateways.

Beaucoup.com: results from 2500+ sources with good privacy.

many gateways (ex. Beaucoup) to invisible web.


Encrypted Dark Web Resources
The dark web refers to parts of the web that are invisible encrypted and sometimes used for illegal activity. The "dark" web is only accessible via special software (ex. TOR, Freenet, I2P). You can access the dark web using the links below. To be anonymous run your software through a good VPN .

Onion.to: non-anonymous gateway to TOR onion network.
Ahmia: search TOR's hidden services. Install TOR to use services.
DeepWebLinks: TOR accessible list of onion links.
TOR: install TOR to anonymously use the hidden onion network.
TOR based Searches: onion site search engines.


Best Question & Answer
Question & Answer Engines: provide expert answers to questions.
Ask: answer traditional as well as math and other questions.
Answers: provides Wiki style answers. Most popular Q&A site.
Quora: answers to many questions and topics but you must register.
Stack Exchange: expert answers but you must register.


Best Single Search Engines
Google: Search engine king. 90%+ market share of all search engines.
Bing: has a 2.8% market share of all search engines.
Yahoo: has a 1.7% market share of all search engines.
WayBackMachine: find things from the past via very large internet archive.
Links to over 300 Search Engines


MeAtPapagoPpark As a former software engineer I appreciate time saving tools. I found the above metasearch and search links to be very helpful. I like search engines that offer good privacy, get results from many sources, and offer different types of searchs (images, jobs etc.).
(Pic: Long ago I was at the Papago Park rec area by the Phoenix Zoo, AZ.)

My email: taras_masnyj@yahoo.com

The links to the select books below go to Amazon.
Metasearch Engine Trends
Information Retrieval
Tor Darknet
Tor and the Darknet
TOR DARKNET Master the Art of Invisibility

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