Submitted by DC on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:00

Yippy

 

Yippy is hands-down the best search engine I've ever used.  That's quite a statement coming from me, but I have good reason.  I'll give a few examples below.

I'm tired of the leftist DuckDuckGo.  Without knowing anything about DDG, you can see in their search results that they return the same leftist garbage Google and Bing return.  When I search Google or DDG, I'm accustomed to finding what I need five or six pages down, if at all.

Yippy does not hide results.  It's somewhat of a change in mentality with their "cluster" filters on the side, but it adds an entirely new dimension to your searches once you get it.

I support the smaller search engines that brand themselves as conservative-friendly because they mean well, but if you're going to put forth a viable search product, you must use artificial intelligence.  Without AI, nobody will continue to use the product because in this day and age, we're accustomed to search engines figuring out our intent or being able to determine "what we really meant".  Just parsing and tokenizing search keywords and running LIKE or MATCH() queries on your DB doesn't cut it.

Yippy uses the IBM Watson AI platform, which is a solid and sophisticated product that handles some heavy-duty enterprise applications.

Finally, Yippy doesn't track you, like DDG:

 

 

Yippy's statement on privacy:

Privacy Commitment

Yippy, Inc. ("Yippy or We ") is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of the users of our services. The following describes the information collection and use practices for the services offered on Yippy.com ("Yippy") and other properties.

Data Collection (Absence of Personally Identifiable Information)
No personally identifiable information is ever required by Yippy. This means Yippy never seeks any information related to your name, telephone number, address, or even your email address unless you request a Yippy Service where that information is required. Yippy is intended to be an anonymous service. We do collect limited non-personally identifying information that your browser makes available, which is not saved after session ends. This log information may include your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, referral data, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies (described below) that may uniquely identify your browser while in a session. Yippy will not track anyone for any reason, unless such information is required to comply with court orders or subpoenas or when required to do so by law, which as of 2019 has never occurred in our 10 year history. Yippy protects your privacy, and always has since inception.

Cookies

We do not use cookies to uniquely identify you or to track your behavior. A “cookie” is a packet of information sent by a server to a Web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses that server, or to cache user preferences (such as but not limited to user selected graphics). We only use cookies to store personalized settings (such as but not limited to display options and adult filter) and to optimize the speed of Yippy for search by caching your results in a session. By default most browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies; and still be able to make searches on Yippy.

Use of Collected Information

Yippy does not sell or provide personally identifiable information to any third parties. Yippy provides no advertising in our search, or third party tracking scripts.

Links

The privacy policy of sites displayed as search results, or otherwise linked to by Yippy, is not controlled by Yippy. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information.

 

Here's a few examples.  How about a search for a hot-button topic that terrifies Silicon Valley: "pizzagate"?  First, Google's:

 

Google PG

 

Pretty much what you'd expect.  Here's Yippy's:

 

Yippy PG

 

See the difference?  Next, "communist china infiltrating american media":

 

Google CCAM

 

Now Yippy's:

 

Yippy CCAM

My experience with Yippy is they return quality, relevant search results with no care to what Silicon Valley thinks.  It's now my browser default.

You're welcome.

 

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