Re: Has anyone noticed that Google SafeSearch is now mandatory?
For the hell of it I trialed Blekko about a year ago and happily kept it as primary search engine. About 85% of my searches are satisfied there. Blekko's algorithms slowly move towards more presumptive behavior but still a sizable gap between them and the Goog. Not nearly as much localization or highly leverages "relevancy" ordering. Fast, clean interface, nice /options in search field. Recommend peeps try it for a few weeks.