A while back I created my own “search engine” called BuckBuckMoose. It was a one night project that simply redirects search queries to both Google and DuckDuckGo so that users can “search DuckDuckGo without fear of missing out on Google.” I built this tool to scratch my own itch. As an IndieHacker I like to support the little guy, DuckDuckGo, but I’ve found that I don’t search as often as I’d like because of my “fear of missing out on Google.”
The tool worked really great for awhile, but it’s pretty janky as the search results are launched in two new browser windows which I’ve come to find quite annoying. I programmed the tool at the time to work this way because well… it was the only way I could get it to work. However, I think I’ve found a better way: Googlespider
Tonight I’ve been playing around with scraping Google using Python and BeautifulSoup along with a couple of other libraries. However, Luke Maxwell at Hyperion Gray has released a neat Python library called Googlespider which apparently makes all of this a lot easier, so I think I want to give it a try.
A really good friend of mine once checked out BuckBuckMoose and thought it was pretty cool if I remember correctly. She exclaimed something along the lines of, “search everywhere!” So I think that’s what I’m going to call this thing going forward, SearchEverywhere.