• Patrick Dunlop

Search Engines: The Power of the Internet for Every-Day Investigations

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

When it comes to researching, Google is often the first and only search engine most individuals utilize. Inquisitive Intel aims to increase the parameters by leveraging all general and more specialized search engines available. In this publication, we will look at how we support clients by leaving no stone unturned.



The Variety of Search Engines


Different search engines yield different results. Thus, Inquisitive Intel aims to employ every possible tool to create a comprehensive data set. Although Google offers a more tailored return, it doesn't offer all the data available by conducting an extensive search.


Let's test this out. For this example, feel free to follow along.


  1. Open up three tabs in your web browser with three different search engines, Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo.

  2. Next, type in a search query such as "best place to eat."

We have provided our findings below!


 


 

If you compare the results across the three search engines, you will notice they are quite contrasting, displaying different results from different sources. This is why the Inquisitive Intel team uses 26 different search engines to provide the full picture to our clients.


How Can We Help?


Identifying, capturing, and preserving digital evidence can often be a strenuous task. Inquisitive Intel's professionals know what to look for and make the process more efficient while less stressful for our clients. Feel free to reach out to Inquisitive Intel's open-source intelligence and digital forensic teams if you have any questions or need intelligence support. We would love to help.