I have run across a new (to me anyway) search engine called Blippex. This search site is differentiating itself from Google in the following ways (information has been copied from the Blippex website so that I get right):
Search shouldn’t be about links between machines, it should be about people and their interests.
And that’s why we built Blippex!
- Blippex is a search engine by the people, for the people. Individuals that have our browser extension installed tell us how long they stayed on a webpage.
- With that data we build our search engine and rank the search results based on the time people spend on a webpage. We assume that the longer they spend on a page the more important it is.
- You are in full control and can even influence the search algorithm on the web page.
- Blippex was built with your privacy in mind.
You are in control of what you search for
- The Blippex search engine is in the hands of the people who use it. They have the option to anonymously provide the URL and time spent on sites they visit, which in turn, gives them a search engine that is constructed by user behavior and interest.
- Blippex is based on what real people are browsing, giving you the ability to find the most relevant and popular results on the web.
- With Blippex, you can find results that have the most interest and popularity among the online community.
Help build a better search engine with us
- We provide a safe and anonymous way to contribute to Blippex. There is no registration or sign up process so you will never be personally identified when contributing.
- To contribute you need to install our extension, which will add your general browsing habits (URLs and Time Spent) into the search results.
In other words they track how long people are on a website and use that to determine which sites are more important. Google ranks websites by links and visits to the website. They are counting on users adding the extension to their browser to gather information.
Try it out search for something on Google and then use Blippex, I used the search terms best tech gadget 2013 and compared the results they were quite different.
If you like it consider adding the extension to your browser, I did.