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As a webmaster, if you think Google isn't the best search engine, you have a voice you can use by linking to other search engines and, for example, providing an ATW search box on your sites to build brand for a competitor.
My question is: would Google see that you are promoting a rival engine and give you a penalty?
Certainly, they could tell you're linking to another engine. But for all the alledged problems w/ Dominic, Google never has been petty like that. Frankly, I don't think the market would support petty stuff like that. So I wouldn't worry about it.
1. your sites are generally and long-term doing better with another engine
2. your believe another engine offers better quality results
Then it would perhaps be a good idea to introduce your visitors to that alternative engine via a search box on your site. Maybe.