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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Private search vs. personalised search

You will be most familiar with personalised search, where search results are tailored to match what you have previously found interesting, and include pages that are similar to ones you may have looked at during a recent browsing session. Personalised search makes it more comfortable and easier to find what you expect to find. But … Continue reading Private search vs. personalised search

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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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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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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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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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What is a private search engine?

Everyone knows what a web search engine lets you do – you can type in search terms, and it will give you links to webpages that match those search terms. Some search engines doesn’t value your privacy, and will show you “personalised” results that are customized to you based on your search history, leading to a … Continue reading What is a private search engine?

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