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Switch your travel searching to DuckDuckGo

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/9/2014 at 04:13 admin

Hi all,

If you're bored/frustrated/annoyed/going postal with searching for something travel related and just getting back dozens of junky spam listings from TripAdvisor on Google or Bing, then I suggest you give DuckDuckGo a try.

I finally spat the dummy last week and switched and so far I've found them to be pretty great.

*) For starters, while TripAdvisor is still often there, they're there just once rather than 18 out of 20 times.
*) Less ads
*) None of the Google Travel and Google Maps rubbish that they feel obliged to shove into the top of a results page.
*) Best of all, I've rediscovered a whole bucketload of travel websites I'd forgotten existed.

So if you're looking for an alternative, give them a go. It's pretty straightforward to make them the default search engine on a phone or browser.

Cheers!

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