Million Short vs. Google
The title of this article reminds me of Mothra vs. Godzilla. Remember that movie? Anyway…
One of the things I enjoy the most is discovering something new. And sometimes discovering new things happens by accident. So it was when I discovered a new search engine with the unlikely name Million Short.
I was reading a well-researched and well-written article about conspiracy theories and why some otherwise smart people are so wont to believe even the most bizarre of these theories. And in the article, he mentioned that he uses Million Short to do journalistic research claiming it is more customizable than Google and he gets better more accurate search results.
Whether or not it’s better than Google is a matter of personal preference. I tried Million Short and while I am not ready to say it’s better than Google, it is better than many of the other search engines I’ve tried. And I can tell you that search engines, like browsers, are personal choices. You should always use the one that works best for you.
Am I going to switch from Google to Million Short? Probably not. But I will make Million Short my alternate search engine. It is very good.
Here’s some information from Million Short.
Join the millions who are choosing a better search experience.
You’re a Million Short of your next discovery! At Million Short, we are boldly going where no search has gone before. In developing a more exploratory tool, our innovative search technology and filtering options will allow you to probe beneath the surface, revealing an untapped wealth of information.
Fine tune your search to customize your experience.
Million Short allows you to customize how you search the web. Results can be filtered by popularity, shopping, advertising, privacy, country and communication.
Refine your search results by the number of sites included or excluded from your search.
Refine your search by choosing to include or remove eCommerce sites.
Filter your web sites by choosing to include or exclude websites with paid advertising.
“…You’d never tolerate a total lack of choice in your everyday life. But think about your Internet search habits. Notice anything? No options. No control. Internet search has failed to keep up with the fast-paced evolution of other technologies. Instead, search has stagnated.
Think about it: when was the last time you were truly excited by a new Google search feature? It’s probably easier to remember the last time you were frustrated by the number of ads you had to sift through to get the results you were searching for. If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, it’s probably easier to remember the last time you were frustrated by the way that Google’s SEO rules felt stacked against you.
Search is not a solved problem. That’s why we created Million Short — to remedy the lack of Internet search options and to give users greater control over their online search experience…
Instead, our status-quo search tools have… given us filter bubbles and echo chambers. Even worse, the companies that we’ve trusted as the custodians of our online experience have continually proven themselves unworthy of that trust…
Every individual should have the right to explore the world wide web on their own terms.
A tremendous opportunity is before us. The world needs options for search engines. Million Short is here to guide people on the road less traveled by providing alternate methods of organizing, accessing and discovering the vast web of information that is the Internet. Through advanced filtering and other unique features, we put control back into the hands of the searcher. We empower users with options and control. We respect our users’ privacy. And we’re just getting started…”
So, there you go. Is Million Short as good as Google? That’s up to you. If you want to give Million Short a shot, go to https://millionshort.com/.