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04316a126604baf00308f87d108de40579dbc564 — Rohan Kumar 5 months ago d01bcc1
New engine: Burf.co
M content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.gmi => content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.gmi +2 -0
@@ 110,10 110,12 @@ These engines fail badly at a few important tests.
* Meorca: A UK-based search engine that claims not to "index pornography or illegal content websites". It also features a public blog with a marketplace and free games. Allows submitting URLs, but requires a full name, email, phone number, and "business name" to do so. Discovered in the seirdy.one access logs.
* search.tl: Generalist search for one TLD at a time (defaults to .com). I'm not sure why you'd want to always limit your searches to a single TLD, but now you can.⁹ There isn't any visible UI for changing the TLD for available results; you need to add/change the "tld" URL paramater. For example, to search .org sites, append "&tld=org" to the URL. It seems to be connected to Amidalla.de, but Amidalla doesn't seem to currently be operational. Amidalla allows users to manually add URLs to its index and directory; I have yet to see if doing so impacts search.tl results.
* Kozmonavt: Has a small index of almost 5 million sites. If I want to find the website for a certain project, Kozmonavt works well (provided its index has crawled said website). It works poorly for learning things and finding general information. I cannot recommend it for anything serious since it lacks contact information, a privacy policy, or any other information about the org/people who made it. Discovered in the seirdy.one access logs.
* Burf.co: Very small index, but seems fine at ranking more relevant results higher. Allows site submission without any extra steps.

=> https://meorca.com/  Meorca Search Engine
=> http://www.search.tl  search.tl
=> https://kozmonavt.ml/ Kozmonavt
=> https://burf.co/ Burf.co

### Unusable engines, irrelevant results


M content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.md => content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.md +1 -0
@@ 103,6 103,7 @@ These engines fail badly at a few important tests.
- [Meorca](https://meorca.com/): a search engine that claims not to "index pornography or illegal content websites". It also features a public blog with a marketplace and free games. Allows submitting URLs, but requires a full name, email, phone number, and "business name" to do so. Discovered in the seirdy.one access logs.
- [search.tl](http://www.search.tl/): Generalist search for one <abbr title="top-level domain">TLD</abbr> at a time (defaults to .com). I'm not sure why you'd want to always limit your searches to a single TLD, but now you can.[^9] There isn't any visible UI for changing the TLD for available results; you need to add/change the `tld` URL parameter. For example, to search .org sites, append `&tld=org` to the URL. It seems to be connected to [Amidalla](http://www.amidalla.de/), but Amidalla doesn't seem to currently be operational. Amidalla allows users to manually add URLs to its index and directory; I have yet to see if doing so impacts search.tl results.
- [Kozmonavt](https://kozmonavt.ml/): Has a small index of almost 5 million sites. If I want to find the website for a certain project, Kozmonavt works well (provided its index has crawled said website). It works poorly for learning things and finding general information. I cannot recommend it for anything serious since it lacks contact information, a privacy policy, or any other information about the org/people who made it. Discovered in the seirdy.one access logs.
- [Burf.co](https://burf.co/): Very small index, but seems fine at ranking more relevant results higher. Allows site submission without any extra steps.

### Unusable engines, irrelevant results