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ziq wrote

Agreed, but it would be hard to find a search engine that didn't prioritize sites that are basically glorified ads, online shops and corporate / nationalist propaganda. Those sites are what google shows you, so those sites get bigger because of that (often paid) exposure, and then monopolize the results on all search engines because those search engines point to whatever sites are most visited.

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Lenny wrote

A lot of the smaller search engines depend on the big search portals anyway. Startpage is basically a re-skinned Google and duckduckgo is yahoo and a bunch of others.

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ziq wrote

We might have viable libre alternatives to reddit, facebook and twitter, but search engines need to scour the entire internet so they require a hell of a lot more resources to get going.

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zod wrote

Do you guys even care if google lists you in their results? If I search raddle.me there, the site doesn't even have a description. And if I search just for 'raddle', it doesn't find the site at all.

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ziq wrote

If they're removing leftist sites from their results anyway, there's no point in pursing a Google ranking. Word of mouth is the only promotion that works if you're not a giant corporation anyway.