I think I’ve found the perfect search engine. Or pretty close anyway. It’s SearchMash.
If you look at the T&Cs it’s a product of Google Inc. If you do a search you get Google-like results. Apart from a couple of handy little differences.
- You get some handy extras (you can search images, blogs, videos and wikipedia from the same page without reloading).
- You can also jump to the next page of results without having to wait for the page to reload.
- There’s no ads! It took me a while to realise that the ads were missing, but then I realised that was how they made the space for all the other lovely extras.
Interesting to see how someone like Google is ‘sandboxing’ even this level of minor innovation. Keeping it a safe distance from the core business. I hope it doesn’t go changing. But I bet it will. Try it now in case it does.