December roundup – Danish result improvements, instant answers and more!

Improving results at Findx We’ve been tackling the problem of the quality of results in a number of ways here at Findx. Improve results in one language to improve them all Now that Findx has been in public beta for some time, we are focusing on improving the index. But testing various tweaks to see … Continue reading December roundup – Danish result improvements, instant answers and more!

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How we are reducing web spam in the Findx index

Indexing only the valuable, non-spam pages of the internet keeps us on our toes! Millions of spammy pages are created ad hoc, and their shady owners try to game the system with all sorts of techniques to make these pages rise to the top of the search results. The never-ending fight against spam We’re sure … Continue reading How we are reducing web spam in the Findx index

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Findx goes mobile – Private search apps for iOS and Android are now available

Findx is now available as a native app for iOS and Android devices: Search and browse the internet in private and be pestered by fewer ads with the built-in advertisement and tracking blocker. The Findx apps are now available in the App Store and Google Play, and you can now take advantage of browsing and … Continue reading Findx goes mobile – Private search apps for iOS and Android are now available

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Findx September update – apps for download, browser extensions and privacy tech talks

In addition to improving the Findx index by removing millions of spam sites, we’ve also released extensions for the popular browsers, and the Findx apps for mobile devices are now available on Google play and the Apple App Store.   Findx apps for mobile We are thrilled to be able to offer mobile apps – … Continue reading Findx September update – apps for download, browser extensions and privacy tech talks

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The flavour of summer – Findx updates and our bot’s behaviour

We hope everyone had a fantastic summer! Even though we haven’t posted often here, we’ve been working hard in the background. We also took the opportunity to take a little time off and enjoy the delightful taste of all kinds of seasonal berries and the classic Danish “Rød grød med fløde” Findx has been updated! … Continue reading The flavour of summer – Findx updates and our bot’s behaviour

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Findxbot – a real search engine bot

We received many questions in our last AMA on reddit and from webmasters about Findx, about how we build the Findx search engine index, and how our crawler, Findxbot, works. We hope this post can answer some of those questions!

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What are search exits on Findx?

You’ve searched for a term, but the site that you wanted to find wasn’t in the search results list. Of course, you can go to the site you wanted to search on, and search directly there. It’s just a couple of additional steps. Search exits, when they are supported by search engines, eliminate some of … Continue reading What are search exits on Findx?

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Roundup from May: The AMA on reddit was the highlight

Shortly after the findx public beta was released, we held an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit. We were overwhelmed and very happy with the response from the reddit community, who asked loads of questions and gave us valuable feedback. Our AMA even hit the front page of reddit – it gave us one more … Continue reading Roundup from May: The AMA on reddit was the highlight

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What’s the difference between a metasearch engine and a search engine?

If you want to find something on the internet, you need search. Search engines make it possible for you to find the information you are looking for. There are a number of search engines, and it is hard to tell if they are independent or metasearch engines. Many private search engines are actually metasearch engines. … Continue reading What’s the difference between a metasearch engine and a search engine?

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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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