There is no question that the Google search engine dominates the internet. Surely, you’ve heard the running joke that “Google knows everything.” You’ve probably even said it before.
But if you want a cat video for quick laughs or a tutorial on how to do an oil change, then Google will likely fetch you a Youtube video. It’s a little disconcerting when you factor in that Youtube is owned by Google — smells like a monopoly, doesn’t it?
In hopes of changing this, Craig J. Stadler (and his cat Petey) did something revolutionary and created Petey Vid – a video search engine that’s completely uncensored and uninvasive.
What is Petey Vid all about?
Billions of people worldwide scour the internet every day looking for videos. In fact, it is estimated that around 80 percent of global internet traffic will be the result of online video searches.
While Youtube is by far the most dominant video platform on the internet, it is in no way the only one with something to offer. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, a good laugh, or a tutorial, you can find a video for it. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for a specific video that is not on Youtube, it can be hard to find, even when you know it exists.
That’s what makes Petey Vid such a refreshing presence in the Youtube-dominated world of online videos. Petey Vid fetches videos from nearly 20 video-sharing platforms, including Youtube (if the clip is more than one hour long), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo, among others.
“Internet users deserve the most diverse search experience possible,” Stadler said. “We want to provide users with something different, a more level playing field that’s more diverse.”
Not only does Petey Vid pull videos from just about everywhere, but it actually looks for and highlights non-Youtube responses. Other platforms Petey Vid pulls videos from include metacafe.com, d.tube, peertube, veoh.com, tiktok.com, archive.org, dailymotion.com, twitch.tv, bitchute.com, and brighteon.com.
Petey Vid respects your privacy
When you watch videos on Youtube, you may get the sense that Youtube is watching you, as well. And you are indeed being watched. You see ads for things you just looked up on Google. Every video that you’ve watched in the past month is there on your Youtube homepage beckoning you to watch it again. Additionally, ever so often, you’ll be prompted to complete a short survey.
Petey Vid knows how annoying this can be and thoroughly addressed the issue. Not only does this liberating search engine fetch videos from a multitude of platforms, but it’s also polite in that it respects your privacy. To that end, this search engine saves neither your IP address nor search history.
Petey Vid puts users first
Petey Vid is all about the user experience. There are no advertisements because the main goal of this search engine isn’t to sell you products. Petey Vid isn’t designed to be a place where advertisers and corporations can learn more about your likes and dislikes.
Petey Vid provides you with query responses from all over the internet to give you the best shot at finding what you’re seeking. You can even look up videos using hashtags. Plus, it is the first video search engine to give you the option of a list or grid view – talk about user-friendly!
Petey Vid currently has around 65 million videos indexed in its search engine, and about 2 million more are added each day. This smart search engine snags videos based on what is currently trending online and in the world. In other words, this engine seeks videos that are relevant and reflective of current affairs and trends.
If you’re looking for more freedom and privacy in a video search engine, then Petey Vid is the platform for you. It is the video search engine that was designed with you in mind, not advertisers.