Frequently Asked Questions


What is Meta Search?

Metasearch means instead of getting results from one search engine, you'll be getting the best combined results from a variety of engines, and not just any engines, but industry leading engines like Google, Yahoo! Search, and Bing. Who knew one search engine could do so much? We did. In fact, we published a study about how little search results overlap across the various search engines (less than 1%) and how metasearch provides a better Web search experience. Don't take our word for it. The great results will take care of themselves! Search more engines, get the best results from more of the Web and do it all easily. That's what metasearch is all about! Search more engines, get the best results from more of the Web and do it all easily. That's what metasearch is all about!

What are the different sections on the Search results page?

Amseek offers various section and categories:

Category Links - Links to help you focus your search on specific categories like News, Audio, etc.

Web Search Box - The area where you enter your search term. Enter your keyword(s) and hit the Search button to retrieve your results.

Search Button - The button you press to search for results.

Preferences - Links to a page where you can set a variety of customized search preferences.

Spelling Correction - Offers suggested spellings for words that may be misspelled and automatically corrects commonly misspelled keywords.

Search Filter - Blocks potentially explicit content for multimedia searches in Moderate setting and for all searches when in Heavy setting.

About Results - Find out about Dogpile's policies regarding sponsored and non-sponsored search results.

Are You Seeking For? - Offers suggested spellings for words that may be misspelled and other search keywords that seem to be related to your original search term.

Recent Searches - Keeps track of your 15 most recent searches. The list resets when the browser is closed.

How can I change my search preferences?

The Preferences section allows you to customize your search based on your preferences. These settings remain in place until you change them.

How do I filter out Adult Content from my searches?

Adult content can be filtered from your search results, by changing your preference settings. To do so: Visit the Preferences page. Select the level of filtering you want (Heavy, Moderate, None) from the list in the Search Filter section and click Save Settings. Heavy Filter will filter out as much adult content as possible. Once you have set the filter to Heavy, it will remain on Heavy until you change your settings. Results for filtered searches are only provided by partners who provide filtered results.

What does the Recent Searches feature do?

The Recent Searches area allows you to view your previous search terms and then click to retrieve past results quickly without having to re-enter in your search terms into the search box. Just click any link in your Recent Searches area to see the results for your last fifteen searches.

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