What is Scroogle and why would I want to use it? Scroogle is the shortened version of “Google scraper.”
I want to get accurate results for a search query, but I have been frustrated with skewed results coming back due to Google logging my own searches.
Scroogle is a site that allows you to run searches in Google that are unbiased. It makes sure that Google can’t set any cookies and randomizes the IP address it uses. It doesn’t store any search terms and the logs are always deleted within 48 hours.
This means that you can perform the same search query over and over again and Google will be seeing that query as a unique query. Google won’t “customize” the search results.
It displays just the search results without the annoying ads etc.,
- just the clean results which is an awesome feature!
This is significant for marketers because we like to know where we rank for certain keywords in the search engines. I have been frustrated in the past because of skewed results due to my own personal frequent searches being included. It was obviously inaccurate and annoying to say the least.
When using Scroogle, your IP address is hidden from Google and stops Google from putting their invading cookie onto your computer, and it returns your search results without any advertisements at all!
If you are concerned about privacy, you can use the SSL version to make sure your search and results are encrypted.
If Firefox is your browser of choice, then you can use the Scroogle SSL Search plugin to add it to your Firefox search box.
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For more information, and to find out how you can incorporate Scroogle searches into your own browser, visit their website. You can access Scroogle or the SSL version at https://ssl.scroogle.org. I would love to hear your thoughts below.