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@davidcrawshaw we are here.  Indieseek.xyz is here to help.  Sure we’re not a high tech search engine but what could be more 1990’s than a web directory?  You call it the Creative Internet (good name BTW) and we call it the Independent Web but we’re talking about the same thing. Our mission is to try and index that “Creative Internet”.

And Indieseek.xyz is not alone, There are other indexes, with similar goals.  Just so you know that a few people are thinking the same way and trying.

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Sounds like a great project and very worthwhile.

I can understand opt in.  I’m a little leery if the requirement is to use h-cards for that because as we have seen half the time that does not work.  Also it eliminates people on their own domain who might not have the ability to modify.  Just thinking out loud.

 

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In case you don’t know, when you do a search on Indieseek.xyz at the bottom of the search results is the option to continue that same search on your choice of search engines.  With Findx shutting down I had to find a replacement search engine.

I tend to favor privacy respecting search engines wherever I can and I did manage to find a privacy respecting meta search engine run by a non-profit which has decent web results: MetaGer.  They have replaced Findx.  MetaGer has a very solid privacy policy and a 20 year track record.  I was happy to find them.

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I added Indieseek.xyz search to Vivaldi browser.  This means I can search Indieseek directly from the browser search box if I want or from the address bar using a “nickname” shortcut.  Kewl.

I had to add the search manually, Vivaldi’s auto detect did not work with Indieseek.  But manual adding is easy on Vivaldi which is part of it’s beauty.

Here is an article: How to add custom search engines to your web browser  that gives instructions for all major browsers.  To add Indieseek you will need to use the manual method if your browser has one.  NOTE: the Firefox instructions won’t work. Firefox has changed the way they add search engines since Quantum came out.  IMHO a step back.

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We added a usability enhancement. When you perform a search on Indieseek.xyz you now have the choice of continuing your search on several different search engines.

For an example click here (new tab) and scroll down to the bottom where you will see it. Click on a search engine name and you are off searching there for the same query.

This allows users to start with Indieseek and if we don’t have what they want they can effortlessly carry on to a search engine.

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