The findx private search engine public beta is live!

Findx has launched and we are delighted to announce that the public beta is live! Thank you to everyone who participated in the closed beta program – you gave us invaluable feedback which allowed us to reach this milestone, and we truly appreciate your help and continued support.

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Why are some sites missing from findx?

Because we are an independent search engine and not a metasearch engine, our spider is continuously crawling the web, adding pages to the findx index. And because we are a European search engine, European and English-language sites are a priority for findx as it is growing and improving its index. But not all websites allow every … Continue reading Why are some sites missing from findx?

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Thank you Reddit!

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April roundup: Search engine launch and conference news

Over the past month, we were getting ready for our public launch of the findx beta. The findx public beta is now live, and we’d like to invite you to try it out. You will be supporting an independent European search engine, and findx will keep your searches private – no tracking, no personal data saved – it … Continue reading April roundup: Search engine launch and conference news

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Vagus – just for heartbeats

I recently had to rework how the search engine instances keep track of each other, and ended up developing a stand-alone tool. Background The search engine instances need to know which instances are alive and which are dead so they know which instances to ask and wait for sub-answers from and which to skip and … Continue reading Vagus – just for heartbeats

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Findx indexes European and English-language sites

Actually, no search engine can search the entire web! There are only so many sites that a search engine can spider and add to its index each day. Even the big and established search engines have this limitation, and they don’t have every single webpage in their index. The web is growing faster than it can be … Continue reading Findx indexes European and English-language sites

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Quality rating of search results on findx

Search results should not be biased, they should be same for everyone – what you see is what everyone gets. But search engines need to rank pages based on their usefulness.  Most do this by using everyone’s search history and in addition, recording your personal behaviour and then make search personalised for you, or biased as … Continue reading Quality rating of search results on findx

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March round-up: Online privacy, search and private browsing

It’s spring, and everything is growing madly in the warmer, sunny weather. And we’ve got a lot done on findx: The redesign of the site and the forum looks great! Keep an eye out for the ‘beta’ label on our logo – we are almost ready for the public beta. May update: findx is now … Continue reading March round-up: Online privacy, search and private browsing

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Basic features of findx, a private search engine

We are heading up to a public beta launch, so we’d like to share a bit more about our private search engine, findx. Just like traditional search engines, findx has a variety of useful features, but everything you do on findx is private. May update: the findx public beta is now live: Everyone can now search with … Continue reading Basic features of findx, a private search engine

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How does internet search work?

Everyone uses a search engine and expects good quality and relevant search results to match the terms they were looking for. But very few people know how a search engine finds what you are looking for. When you do a search, you aren’t actually searching the internet – you are looking for results in the search engine’s … Continue reading How does internet search work?

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