| ||Ask HN: Which websites actually have a useful search that Google can't beat?|
42 points by photon_off on Sept 25, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 63 comments |
|Everybody uses Google, Bing, DDG, or some other search engine. But are the search giants as ubiquitous as they seem? I think there's a great value to individual sites' search features, mainly because they go beyond the grasp of GoogleBot.|
There was a post recently about Google's main competition being Bing. I think that's entirely untrue. I think their main competition is the long-tail of search that they simply don't have the dataset to compete against.
Here are sites that I can recall using the search feature, and it actually being useful:
What sites do you find have a useful search feature?
- Wikipedia (half the time I use Google, though)
- Urban Dictionary
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