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Google filters results by your preferences, but also by other factors such as your exact location, popularity, and others that I am not aware of (see this TED talk).

So I was wondering, is there an option or a special version of Google Search that gives a neutral result? In other words, the same results for the same query, regardless of the person/language/location/etc.

I suspect that this is impossible, as many of those criteria must be embedded in the search algorithms.

And if not, does a decent search engine with this feature exist?

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migrated from superuser.com Aug 25 '11 at 16:41

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You may want to try DuckDuckGo as an alternative. It doesn't filter and works pretty well, although I make no claims that it is as good as Google.

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