Please help me to get ungoogleized

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 3 years and 1 month ago • Updated: 3 years and 1 month ago
I would like to give Duckduckgo a serious try.
I have been using google for many years and I have in my browser a bookmark that links me to "Google Advanced Search"
I would like to have an equivalent bookmark for (lets call it) "Duckduckgo Advanced Search"
I have browsed looking for something like that here but haven't found it.
What do you consider is Duckduckgo's most similar URL to the Google URL I've been using up to now?

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While I was waiting for a reply I discovered that to a similar question, crazedpsyc answered saying
  we do have an advanced search syntax much like that of other search engines: [url href=][/url]

I have also discovered that at least 4 months and 17 days ago Dodiad who was aware of the existence of the advanced search syntax pleaded for something better.
This proves that my request has some merit and if it remains unanswered I would like to help the reader by pointing out that the abovementioned advanced search syntax rules can be found here


PS: It would also be nice to see a "Preview" button next to the "Submit" button in this forum
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 1 month ago Link
I agree, advanced search would be cool. This also goes into the second most asked for thing on this forum which is for DDG to add search by date.

Unfortunately because DDG aggregates search results from various crawlers, including it's own DuckBot, it's difficult for them to build an advanced search feature when many of the pieces of data they need are not accessible (this is a guess based on my experience in programming).

Does the advanced search syntax fulfill what you need and the only inconvenience is having to type it out? If you want, I could pull together a solution to create search syntax queries using buttons instead of typing.

posted by MyUser 3 years and 28 days ago Link