Welcome to BlindSearch, the search engine taste
Type in a search query above, hit
search then vote for the column which you believe
best matches your query. The columns are randomised with every
The goal of this site is simple, we want to see what happens when you remove
the branding from search engines. How differently will you perceive
This site is built as a fun experiment by
Michael Kordahi, follow
me on twitter
@delic8genius for notification of updates to this site.
The system has many flaws that I know about already, the primary
one of interest is the lack of localisation. So, all searches are
going through the US as US searches. The other deficiency worth
noting is that there is much missing from the actual experience of
using these search engines eg, image thumbnails, suggestions, refine
Ohh, and this site is very very beta, expect it to break!
DM me or leave a
comment with your feedback.
DISCLAIMER: I work for Microsoft. This site is
not affiliated with my employer, it is not a Microsoft initiative,
it's simply me having fun in my spare time.
update (1 Nov 2011):
Crunching numbers, wow - it seems Bing is now beating Google!
update (3 Sep 2011):
4 Million queries baby!
update (2 Sep 2011):
Yahoo is broken - meh, what are you gonna do?
update (6 July 2010):
We've hit 2 million queries!
update (1 Dec 2009):
We've hit 1.5 million queries!
That's just insane so thank you to all who have vistied.
update (10 August 2009):
I've published the results from the first 8 weeks of BlindSearch - http://delicategeniusblog.com/?p=839
update (16 June 2009):
Added IE8 Accelerator.
update (14 June 2009):
Added basic image search capability.
update (10 June 2009):
Added an OpenSearch provider.
Some douche is gaming the system, I've
removed the ability to see the results until I sort this out.
Meanwhile you can still have fun playing with blind search. Feel
free to blame the douche for ruining it for everybody. Meanwhile, I wouldn’t take this a scientific whats-e-ma-jing, it's just a bit of observational fun.
Search providers allow you to search from your search box in your browser.
Add the BlindSearch provider in your search box or click here.
If you use Internet Explorer 8, you can take advantage of the
It allows you to select any text from
any site and use it as your search term. Quite cool really.
you use IE8, click to install the BlindSearch Accelerator.
If you feel so inclined, you can download IE8 here.