BigDevil No Longer Powered by Google

October 9, 2007 · 4 comments

Update, 10/9: Google’s web search is back on BigDevil. Whew, that was close! But the following advice is just as wise…
Yesterday I needed a search engine to research something so I went to BigDevil, one of the search-and-win sites (if you’re not a member, please join here) and something peculiar happened: the results page said that my search was invalid because I used automated search software. Strange, I thought. I’m not doing anything wrong, what’s up with that?
Today when I went to BigDevil, I found that they are no longer “powered by Google.” Regular search listings aren’t available but you can still search video, images, news, etc. Prizes are still being offered as usual, and I notice Google Ads are still on the sidebars. Why was BigDevil singled out to be booted from Google’s search network while other sites like LuckySearch remain?
Did some digging and think I found the answer. There are a couple of sites set up exclusively for sharing cheats and exploits on various search-and-win websites — I do NOT advocate this so I’m not sharing the links — and several days ago they posted a method for automating searches. BigDevil caught it, patched the exploit, and banned the users, but apparently not fast enough for Google’s liking.
Don’t try to rip off rewards programs, people…this is what happens. Play by the rules so we can all have a fair shot at winning something, or do something stupid and jeopardize the entire future of the program.

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Juliet October 12, 2007 at 4:12 am

I think it is working fine now…when i reported them at support i was told they are solving the problem with google. Google was uploading their servers or something…It is ok now and i can use it the way i could earlier. Also i am fine with Bigdevil….i think they really give away prizes. Lots of my friends have won, also i myself have a $25 Dining Gift Card. I will continue with them.


jean October 18, 2007 at 5:26 am

Yeah all’s fine now… I won a lot of stuff here… All the cheaters buzz off, LET US WIN!!!


Ashley Kern November 26, 2007 at 7:23 am

ump…I don’t see any signature like they have hosted earlier “Powered by google” but they are just fine. No issues with any searches or winning prizes!
I feel even if google have removed its support from they are just fine and efficient enough to serve their members and users and also give away prizes in wholesale!!!
I think this site is potential and will lead long way beating google…..


nelda walsh April 24, 2008 at 3:12 pm

what has happened to BIGDEVIL??? it was my search i only get..out for maintaince…. thnks


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