Ixquick - The worlds most private Search Engine



  • Hi, I am now using the search engine Ixquick for over a year now. I am very content with this Dutch search engine. The reason is that it give good quick results and it offers complete privacy. Ixquick delivers this privacy in the following way: - Your IP addresses are not captured - Your search data is not recorded - No tracking cookies are used by IXquick - Ixquick makes use of powerfull SSL encryptment - Surf anonymous using the free proxy function of Ixquick - Already a company history of 14 years - Recommended by privacy experts from arround the world - On July 14th 2008 Ixquick received the first European Privacy Seal from European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. Peter Hustinx. It makes Ixquick the first and only EU-approved search engine. - Ixquick has been registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority This Authority supervises the fair and lawful use and security of your personal data, to ensure your privacy today and in the future (meaning no NSA) Ixquick is a meta search engine which doesn't use results from google. Try it and see for yourself.



  • I prefer their StartPage search engine - which DOES use google's results.
    Ixquick's results are mostly irrelevant (as to my liking).



  • Hi,

    Startpage is a sister search engine of Ixquick. This one indeed uses results from google. All other privacy advantages that Ixquick has are also available when using Startpage. Both Search Engines are made by the same company.

    I rahter use Ixquick than Startpage. I do not agree that the result of Ixquick are not relevant.I agree that the result looks different but when you use it for a couple of week and then use Google again…the result of Google lookdifferent. It is what you used to.



  • @mdg40:

    Hi,
    Startpage is a sister search engine of Ixquick.

    Right



  • By "irrelevant" I mean Ixquick's results almost never include what I was looking for - which is immediately available if searched for with StartPage (or even Yandex).

    (who needs their "privacy protection" if they return useless results?)



  • i use http://https://duckduckgo.com



  • @booBot:

    By "irrelevant" I mean Ixquick's results almost never include what I was looking for - which is immediately available if searched for with StartPage (or even Yandex).

    (who needs their "privacy protection" if they return useless results?)

    For me it's different. Usually I can get better search results with Ixquick than StartPage. But both are fantastic.



  • @Gaim

    I do a lot of searches in the C++ world, which means a lot of strings which are very precise. I want to see what's hit, and not what's close a good portion of the time.

    I originally went from google to DuckDuckGo because google wouldn't let me get precise.. DDG was better.

    When I went to IXQuick a couple a years ago, DDG was getting much looser on results returned. Now IXQuick is headed the same way. If is say "+complang", I do NOT want to get the message "Do you mean 'comp lang'". What I miss by my phrasing is my intentionl I'm getting them too much now. I do wish there was an option that "+" means "+".



  • I really like the proxy feature supported by both IXQuick and StartPage, but I actually find the results on both to be inferior to DuckDuckGo. For instance, I often prepend the name of a particular site to a given search term in order to land on exactly the page I want, e.g.: "superiorpics aly michalka". This usually has the intended effect of ranking the page I'm looking for at the very top of the search results in:

    Google:
    alt text

    DuckDuckGo:

    alt text

    But not:

    StartPage:

    alt text

    As you can see, DDG's results are actually a lot closer to Google's results than are StartPage's results.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Is Ixquick still categorized as Metasearch Engine? Wikipedia still said so.
    I thought now they're only return/focus results from Yandex.
    While they suppose to be children page, Startpage, become the mother ship.



  • StartPage and Ixquick have joined together according to this article at SecuritySpread: [http://securityspread.com/2016/10/24/duckduckgo-startpage-2016-update/](link url)

    StartPage is also recommended by [privacytools.io](link url). StartPage recently thanked them for this and detailed its privacy features, which was really helpful information: [https://www.startpage.com/blog/our-latest-developments/privacytools-io-recommends-startpage-for-private-search/](link url)



  • @haldavitt said in Ixquick - The worlds most private Search Engine:

    If is say "+complang", I do NOT want to get the message "Do you mean 'comp lang'". What I miss by my phrasing is my intentionl I'm getting them too much now. I do wish there was an option that "+" means "+".

    Perhaps I misunderstood something, but why don't you put your search queries inside quotes? This way you'll get precisely what you're looking for. It works on both Google and ixquick.com. You can also add a search engine in Vivaldi for precise queries, like eg. https://www.google.com/search?q="%s"


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