Saturday, December 29, 2007

How to See non personalized Search Results?

When you search through Google if you are constantly signed in, the search results that you will get are personalized, meaning that they are adjusted to your personal search and browsing history. So you can't really see the relevant results that you would get if you are not signed in. But signing out to see the non personalized results than signing back again is really annoying, so here's what you do.
1.Download and install some alternative browser like (Netscape, Safari, or any other that you don't normaly use. So if you are using Netscape or Safari download Firefox or IE).
2.Set Google as home page, and in Options>Privacy set the browser to clear all private data on Exit.

This is the best and easiest way to get relevant search results. All you need to do is run the browser and search.

You can test this by first searching while you are signed in, then start the other browser and search again. You'll see that the results are quite different.

There are other add-ons on the net for this , but this is by far simpler.

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