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I've been using Kagi for a while and it's nice to see them embrace the Threadiverse.

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[–] [email protected] 66 points 6 months ago (2 children)

When I signed up and they asked me how I heard about them I said a Lemmy post so I'm going to go ahead and take 100% credit for this.

But seriously, that's pretty cool.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 6 months ago (1 children)

I've posted about Kagi on Lemmy, so I'm gonna go ahead and take your credit.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 6 months ago (1 children)

I've posted about lemmy on the Kagi discord so I'm gonna go ahead and take your credit

[–] [email protected] 4 points 6 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 6 months ago

I never saw anything related to Kagi until I joined here, so good job lemmings (I'm not a user of such service though, but definitely would consider it).

[–] [email protected] 21 points 6 months ago

Awesome! It's great to see some positive innovation in the search engine space, for a change.

[–] GlitzyArmrest 19 points 6 months ago

That's awesome! Kagi is so worth it.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 6 months ago

I'm actually excited about this. Generally like Kagi, and lots of people have wanted someone to try and tackle lemmy searches.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 6 months ago

this is actually awesome, i hope this helps lemmy to grow in terms of page ranking and seo so that non kagi users can eventually find lemmy too

[–] ad_on_is 8 points 6 months ago (4 children)

I just can't get over the fact to pay for a search engine.

Please convince me otherwise.

[–] BobaFett26 15 points 6 months ago (2 children)

At work, as an engineer, I have been able to find answers to obscure problems very quickly and easily via Kagi. To me that is easily worth spending $10 a month, rather than spending hours digging through junk on Google or DDG to find what I’m looking for (or never find it in some cases).

[–] Zeoic 8 points 6 months ago

I also find being able to so easily adjust the priority of results to be awesome. For example, some sites like amazon, Home Depot, and Audible, I want the canadian sites always over the american ones. So i can lower the priority of .com and raise .ca with two clicks.

[–] ultranaut 4 points 6 months ago

That's how I justify it, if it saves me time at work then that's worth money to me. $10 a month isn't that much, and since I've been trying to reduce my reliance on Google it's even easier to justify the cost. I've been a customer for a few months now and have been really happy with it so far, it's a better experience than Google search.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 6 months ago (1 children)

Sign up for the trial and see. I was really worried that I'd blast through the base sunscription's number of monthly searches, so I started counting the number of DDG searches I did a month. It was barely within Kagi's, so I signed up. The awesome thing is that their results are better to the point that I use fewer queries now.

[–] Mr_Blott 4 points 6 months ago

I'd add - sign up for the trial, and only use it when you need it. You don't need Kagi for the weather or shop opening times or whatever

I've still not used the 100 free searches after two months

When you actually need it, for shopping or technical stuff, it's miles better than Google now

[–] M137 4 points 6 months ago

It's so much better than anything free. And most free things you pay in other ways (ads, they sell your information, etc.)

I used duckduckgo for years but often had to go back to Google for things. It was never really good. As Google became worse and worse, I really felt like it was hard to find some things no matter.

I've used Kagi for a couple of months now and it's so fucking good, it also has some awesome features no other search engine has, like having full control over how high up specific websites show in results.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) (1 children)

It costs resources to run a search engine. If the search engine you're using is great and free, either someone else is paying for it, or it's funded by debt, which means it will get enshitified over time to repay it. If someone else is paying for it and the service is sustainable, you're good. If not, then it's inevitably going to turn to shit. If you're okay with chasing the latest service that's not enshitified yet, then you're fine, so long as new options keep showing up. If you're not okay with that, or the options dry up, you might want to consider paying for one that will remain great over the long term. If there's a lesson I've learned from the Reddit fiasco last year and the general enshitification trend, it's that good services cost money and I should pay for the ones I appreciate and can afford. Lemmy is one such service. Kagi is another even if I prefer it were open source and community run.

[–] ad_on_is 2 points 6 months ago

I wouldn't mind hosting my own search engine. But I'll give it a go for a month or two. The 300 results seem generous enough

[–] gedaliyah 8 points 6 months ago

That's great! I didn't catch that. The kagi search experience just keeps improving.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 6 months ago (1 children)

They just added the homophobic (or at least the CEO) Brave browser's search engine as a source and I don't know whether to feel unhappy. I'm paying a bit to Brave monthly, but then again I was paying API fees to Google too.

[–] nixcamic 14 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) (1 children)

There is no ethical consumption in capitalism. The best you can do is try and make sure your primary contact points with the system are good but once you get more than a step or two into the food chain there will always be dirt.

Especially if you're going to the level of personal beliefs of executives. I guarantee you gave more money to a dozen people way worse than him before lunch today than he'll make in a year off your Kagi searches.

[–] specseaweed 6 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) (1 children)

He can still think it sucks though and nothing you said changes that.

Hey guys remember when Brave packed in a crypto miner with their software and didn’t tell their users?

Man that was cool

[–] nixcamic 4 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Oh no I think Brave is garbage. I just don't think their CEOs beliefs are a good reason to not use Kagi.

And like, everyone should be using Firefox or a fork. Chrome monoculture endangers the free web.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 6 months ago (1 children)

Is there something similar to this for Brave goggles?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 6 months ago

Lemmy is pretty anti-Brave. They can go stuff it.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 6 months ago

I tried making my own lens when I first started using Kagi/Lemmy but it was kinda tedious. Happy to hear Kagi themselves are incorporating it.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Nice. This'll make next month's receipt from Kagi seem a little smaller.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 6 months ago