Ahdle.com launched in 2010 as a metasearch engine with family-friendly filters that hide unwanted content. Ahdle.com was developed by Striquent, who also developed TAM and qrobe.it. The search engine combined the contents of Ask, Bing, Google and TAM and provided the results filtered. Ahdle had taken over the WOT rating, a service where users rate websites. Users can also create short links, translate or even check their security. In 2017 it was discontinued as a search engine. Ahdle.com also offered an image search service that displayed images and information as results. The results were displayed as a slide show, which could also be turned off. In addition, a news search was offered.
|Launched||2010 or earlier|
|Country of Origin||US America|
|2010 - 2017||Striquent|
|Meta search engine
Anonymous / private searching
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the permission of the user)
Family safe filtering
|Used SeEn||Google Search Engine
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|qrobe (2011): »Family Friendly: Ahdle uses advanced filters to filter out results that are not suitable for kids and families. These filters are permanent and cannot be turned off.
Instant answers to questions like "Where was Albert Einstein born?" from TAM - the answering machine
The Best Results: Ahdle brings together results from the top search engines, so you absolutely get the best results. We also don't try to hide (or claim credit for) where the results came from or change the sorting in any way.
Infinite Scrolling: View your search results (both web and image searches) in an infinitely scrolling list, paging is so yesterday.
Enhanced Privacy: Your privacy is very important to us. We do not track, analyze or profile our users or let anyone else do that. We don't set any uniquely identifiable cookies or allow any ad network cookies.
Instant Search: Predicting your search and displaying results avoiding the need to fully type your query.
WOT Ratings: Top results does not always mean safe results. Integrated WOT (Web of Trust) ratings mean you know before you click.
PowerSearch: Ahdle PowerSearch lets you get straight from your search bar to your search destination. Find a movie on Netflix (avatar /nf), a video on YouTube (inception trailer /yt), your favorite show on Hulu (office /hu), find a picture on Ahdle image search (flowers /i), or you local weather (walnut creek ca /we) right from the search bar. With 20+ power hints get to most of your favorite destinations straight from the search bar.
Peek, Share, Translate: Peek into results or share, save, translate and shorten
results with one click from the left menu.« Source|
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References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): n.a.|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|
|Pedro Simões (2013): Ahdle – Um motor de busca adaptado aos mais novos URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20171128232601/http://kids.pplware.sapo.pt/o-meu-computador/ahdle-um-motor-de-busca-adaptado-aos-mais-novos/|
|WOT and Ahdle help families and kids surf safe URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20191031084539/https://www.mywot.com/blog/373-wot-and-ahdle-help-families-and-kids-surf-safe|