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37d7f6adbac711779c168343875991b987b3556b — Rohan Kumar 2 months ago ac595ad
Petal uses 3p indexes in certain jurisdictions
M content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.gmi => content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.gmi +1 -1
@@ 74,7 74,7 @@ These are large engines that pass all the above tests and more.

4. Mojeek: Claims to be privacy-oriented. Quality isn’t at Google/Bing/Yandex’s level, but it’s not bad either. If I had to use Mojeek as my default general search engine, I’d live. Partially powers eTools.ch.

5. Petal search: gopetal.com and petalsearch.com. A search engine by Huawei that recently switched from searching for Android apps to general search. Despite its surprisingly good results, I wouldn't recommend it due to privacy concerns. Requires an account to submit sites. I discovered this via my access logs.
5. Petal search: gopetal.com and petalsearch.com. A search engine by Huawei that recently switched from searching for Android apps to general search. Despite its surprisingly good results, I wouldn't recommend it due to privacy concerns. Requires an account to submit sites. I discovered this via my access logs. Be aware that in some jurisdictions, it doesn't use its own index: in Russia and some EU regions it uses Yandex and Qwant, respectively.

=> https://www.gopetal.com/  gopetal.com
=> https://petalsearch.com/  petalsearch.com

M content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.md => content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.md +6 -6
@@ 1,12 1,11 @@
---
date: "2021-03-10T12:51:06-08:00"
description: "A cursory review of all the non-metasearch, indexing search engines
    I have been able to find."
description: "A cursory review of all the non-metasearch, indexing search engines I have been able to find."
outputs:
  - html
  - gemtext
    - html
    - gemtext
tags:
  - web
    - web
footnote_heading: Notes
title: A look at search engines with their own indexes
---


@@ 82,7 81,7 @@ These are large engines that pass all the above tests and more.
  - Epic Search (went paid-only as of June 2021)
  - Occasionally powers DuckDuckGo's link results instead of Bing.
- Mojeek: Claims to be privacy-oriented. Quality isn’t at Google/Bing/Yandex’s level, but it’s not bad either. If I had to use Mojeek as my default general search engine, I’d live. Partially powers [eTools.ch](https://www.etools.ch/).
- Petal search: [gopetal.com](https://www.gopetal.com/) and [petalsearch.com](https://petalsearch.com/). A search engine by Huawei that recently switched from searching for Android apps to general search. Despite its surprisingly good results, I wouldn't recommend it due to privacy concerns. Requires an account to submit sites. I discovered this via my access logs.
- Petal search: [gopetal.com](https://www.gopetal.com/) and [petalsearch.com](https://petalsearch.com/). A search engine by Huawei that recently switched from searching for Android apps to general search. Despite its surprisingly good results, I wouldn't recommend it due to privacy concerns. Requires an account to submit sites. I discovered this via my access logs. Be aware that in some jurisdictions, it doesn't use its own index: in Russia and some EU regions it uses Yandex and Qwant, respectively.

### Smaller indexes, relevant results



@@ 210,3 209,4 @@ Matt from Gigablast also gave me some helpful information on GBY which I include

[^10]: More information can be found in [this HN subthread](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27593801) and some posts on the Cliqz tech blog ([one](https://0x65.dev/blog/2019-12-06/building-a-search-engine-from-scratch.html), [two](https://0x65.dev/blog/2019-12-10/search-quality-at-cliqz.html)).