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Whoa, I just had a crazy idea. What if there was a search engine for the web, but it only indexed sites that didn’t use any ads or visitor tracking?

It would let us see all the things that Google is economically incapable of showing.

Whoa, speak of the devil… Google is apparently cutting down on spammy sites appearing in the search results.

blog.google/products/search/mo

Except visitors going to ad-free instead of ad-packed sites will almost certainly make Google’s shareholders unhappy, so I have a hard time believing this will actually work.

@suetanvil Looks like maybe yes? Hard to tell, patents are complicated.

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