~seirdy/seirdy.one

e9fc43a4eef14f4047a9776ebb820020fcbdc1bd — Rohan Kumar 25 days ago a81e185
New search engine: Plumb
M content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.gmi => content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.gmi +2 -0
@@ 112,10 112,12 @@ Results from these search engines don’t seem at all useful.
* Active Search Results : very poor quality
* Crawlson: young, slow. In this category because its index has a cap of 10 URLs per domain. I initially discovered Crawlson in the seirdy.one access logs. The site seems to be down right now, so I didn’t link it.
* Anoox: Results are few and irrelevant; fails to find any results for basic terms. Allows site submission. It's also a lightweight social network and claims to be powered by its users, letting members vote on listings to alter rankings.
* Plumb: Most queries return no results; when this happens, it switches to loading results from Google. To load results from Google, Plumb loads Google's Custom Search scripts from "cse.google.com" onto the page. In other words, failed queries result in a client-side Google search. This can be mitigated by using a browser addon to block "cse.google.com" from loading any scripts. Plumb claims that this is a temporary measure while its index grows. Allows submitting URLs, but requires solving an hCaptcha; as of 2021-03-19, the hCaptcha is broken (missing sitekey). This engine is very new; hopefully as it improves, it could graduate from this section.

=> https://metager.org  MetaGer
=> https://www.activesearchresults.com  Active Search Results
=> https://www.anoox.com/  Anoox
=> https://plumb.one/ Plumb

## Non-generalist search


M content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.md => content/posts/search-engines-with-own-indexes.md +1 -0
@@ 103,6 103,7 @@ Results from these search engines don't seem at all useful.
- [Active Search Results](https://www.activesearchresults.com): very poor quality
- Crawlson: young, slow. In this category because its index has a cap of 10 URLs per domain. I initially discovered Crawlson in the seirdy.one access logs. The site seems to be down right now, so I didn't link it.
- [Anoox](https://www.anoox.com/): Results are few and irrelevant; fails to find any results for basic terms. Allows site submission. It's also a lightweight social network and claims to be powered by its users, letting members vote on listings to alter rankings.
- [Plumb](https://plumb.one/): Almost all queries return no results; when this happens, it switches to loading results from Google. To load results from Google, Plumb loads Google's Custom Search scripts from `cse.google.com` onto the page. In other words, failed queries result in a client-side Google search. This can be mitigated by using a browser addon to block `cse.google.com` from loading any scripts. Plumb claims that this is a temporary measure while its index grows. Allows submitting URLs, but requires solving an hCaptcha; as of 2021-03-19, the hCaptcha is broken (missing sitekey). This engine is very new; hopefully as it improves, it could graduate from this section.

Non-generalist search
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