We are excited to announce that the new Presearch node-powered, decentralized search engine is now live!
You can access directly it via https://engine.presearch.org.
The Rollout Plan
We are slowly rolling the platform out to all users and transitioning people from Dsearch to Presearch Engine as the default engine over the course of the next two weeks, so if you do not have it set as your default yet, please bear with us.
Or, if you’d like to manually set the Presearch Engine as your default, you can do so under your search providers section, here: https://www.presearch.org/account/homepage-providers
On that screen, search for ‘Presearch Engine’ in the ‘Filter Providers’ field, and then choose the large P_ icon by clicking on it to add it to the row above, and drag the icon all the way to the left.
The next time you search, it will take you to the new Presearch Engine.
The new search experience is powered by the new node platform, with the first batch of nodes being run centrally by Presearch while we wrap up beta testing of independent user nodes.
The new engine protects your privacy by preventing any node from accessing and passing along your information, such as your IP address, your device and browser details as well your location.
There is a new local search option (the globe icon in the search field on the search results page) that you can turn on and off, which will use your IP address to determine your general region to use for providing more accurate results when searching for local businesses and information.
When you use this feature, your IP address will only be utilized internally by Presearch to do the region reverse-lookup, and will not be stored or exposed outside of Presearch.
You’ll notice that the search results returned are now more accurate than on Dsearch, especially when it comes to searching for more recent content that may have just been created.
During beta testing, it was reported that most users could now use Presearch for all of their searches, instead of having to use external engines for certain queries where results were not as relevant.
More Engaging and Less Clutter
The biggest difference visually is that the new search results page now incorporates rich content such as photos, videos and news stories directly in the results, as well related information to your query to suggest other things to search for as you are Presearching your keyword.
One of the biggest complaints we received about the Dsearch experience was that there were too many ads on the page and that organic content was pushed too far down. The new engine has less ads and you’ll notice that you don’t need to scroll anymore to get to the results you want.
Last but certainly not least, most users will find that the new engine results are returned faster than the Dsearch results. There may still be a difference in the speed of results returned versus Google and other engines, but testers reported that it was largely imperceptible, and recognized that, like using a VPN, there may be some slight latency due to the delay introduced by the decentralized nodes.
Overall, the new results are both faster and more reliable than the previous version, with results being returned more quickly and completely than before.
We’d like to send a huge thank you to the development team for shipping this transformative release on schedule, and to all of the beta testers who’ve helped to improve the platform over the past few months ahead of launch.
The Next Phase
The release of the new search engine marks the beginning of the next phase of the project — mass marketing and mass adoption — with the goal of 10 million users by the end of 2021.
Two new marketers are joining our team next week to help us achieve this growth, and we plan to scale up the team significantly in the coming weeks and months.
Going into February, we have a ton of events planned — releasing new node management tools that will enable the new engine to be powered by the user nodes currently in beta testing in the testnet, promotions at KuCoin, YouTuber video coverage, paid ads on Quora, continuous press coverage — it’s going to be BUSY moving forward!
We’ve been waiting for this day for months — the shift to major growth on all fronts — increased usage, growing token utility and value, more awareness in the crypto space and the ‘outside world’.
We couldn’t be more thrilled and excited to finally demonstrate what Presearch is capable of.
Buckle in and get ready for liftoff in 3, 2, 1!