Top 11 alternative search engines to Google
The alternative search engines to Google are discussed in this article. In this fast growing modern era, the internet has become a basic substitute for human needs in day to day life. When it comes to the internet, the mind pop-ups to top giants in the e-business like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and much more.
Among these, Google is a search engine for all your needs which is widely used across the globe. There are many search engines apart from Google in the market but Google is the leading and dominant one with its multiple products list and attractive user-friendly features.
Screenshot_1: Search Engines Statistics
The above pie chart shows an approximate different search engine users across the globe in which Google tops the list with massive users when compared to other search engines.
Few stats of Google are as follows:
- According to recent Google stats, this massive search engine giant process on an average of 40,000 plus queries per second.
- This, in turn, gives a round figure of 350 crores search queries per day and 1.2 lakh crore query searches per year with unbelievable exponential growth per annum.
- Google answers almost 79% of the search queries whereas the remaining is been shared by it alternative search engines.
Screenshot_2: Google home page
Even though it is a multi-billionaire organisation, its interface is always kept quite cool and simple as displayed in screenshot_2.
Alternative search engines to Google:
In this article, TechUploads introduces you to some amazing alternative search engines.
The list goes like this,
- DuckDuck Go
Now, we will see a brief overview of these search engines with their user interface snapshots.
Screenshot_3: Bing home page
Bing search engine is owned by one of tech giant Microsoft and was launched on June 1, 2009. Initially, it was called as MSN search. Later it was named as Windows Live Search that was further modified to Live Search. Then the name is been shifted to ‘Bing’ for current usage of Microsoft Search Engine. It has many features similar to Google search engines such as images, videos, and web-based search services. Bing is available in more than 40 languages worldwide and is providing 4.5% of world internet users with its authenticated services.
Screenshot_4: Yahoo home page
Yahoo is one of the famous and widely used search engines across the globe with 8.6% of world wide web search engine users. On January 1994 Yahoo starts its web search and also has various services apart from web search engines. Yahoo finances, Yahoo news, Yahoo emails, Yahoo answers and more to make it sustain in this competitive world standing long since 27 years in the market.
Screenshot_5: Baidu homepage
Baidu is a Chinese based web search engine launched on January 1, 2000, which is totally dedicated to Chinese people for use and utilise its services. It offers various services such audio files, video file and image files search apart from web-based search utility tool. Baidu has various community services in which Baidu Baike is the popular one among all. It is one of the largest companies in the race for internet services.
Screenshot_6: AOL homepage
AOL stands for American Online, is a collateral company of Verizon Communications. In the year 1983 AOL comes live with the name Control Video Corporation. Its name was again changed to Quantum Computer services and at last in the early 1990s, it was finally named as American Online (AOL). It has the outstanding services of online search engine, computer software solutions, and technology with a three and half decades of experience in the technology field services.
Its services also include web portals, browsers, and instant messaging services mostly for US customers.
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Screenshot_7: ASK homepage
ASK is basically Ask Jeeves is a Californian web search engine with a focus on question-answer format to enter the online business. It starts its service from June 1996. ASK claims its status due to Answer engine as it deals with lots of answering questions from global customers on various issues. The main focus for this search engine is to find multiple answers that may suit to satisfy the search needs of users worldwide.
Screenshot_8: Excite homepage
Excite is a one step meta search engine for all your needs. It consists a huge number of websites in its home portal related to weather forecastings, travels, beauty cares, stocks market info, news and much more. In UK, from the year 1995 Excite starts its journey and since then has been famous for its uniqueness and services worldwide.
Screenshot_9: DuckDuckGo homepage
DuckDuckGo, in short, is DDG a product of DuckDuckGo Inc. from the United States appears in the year 2008. Privacy for users in DDG is its prime concern. It is even an optional search engine by Apple into Safari browser which is one of the famous outcomes of Apple Inc. in the year 2014. DDG is a non-profit search engine that emphasises its web-based search results and displays a common links users for the best results rather than most viewed, unlike other search engines around the globe.
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8. Wolfram Alpha:
Screenshot_10: Wolfram Alpha homepage
Wolfram Alpha is one of the recent search engines that appears from the year 2009 by Wolfram Alpha LLC. This is completely different from other search engines in its functional aspects. Wolfram Alpha is a type of computation knowledge-based that answers to the question asked by the users with specified link. Unlike other search engines, it does not display series of links. It just answers it with the best computing by comparing different databases available from the internet. It’s a free version but best of Wolfram Alpha is experience in its Pro version after successful registrations.
Screenshot_11: Yandex homepage
Yandex is a Russian origin search engine making its debut in the year 1997 by Comp Tek, a multinational technology company. Yandex operates more than 60% of search needs for the people of Russia and its rank among top 11 search engines in the world with an average of 150 million searches per day.
Screenshot_12: Lycos home page
Lycos is an online web search engine that came into existence in 1994 from the US. It was initially a school project and with enough funding, grown to a corporate level position. Lycos even ranked as the most visited site in the world for the year 1999. It has its users in almost 40 countries across the globe.
Screenshot_13: ChaCha homepage
ChaCha is one of the youngest search engines founded in the year 2006 dedicated for the USA. The origin of the name Chacha comes from a Chinese mandarin word meaning ‘search engine’. It’s a human guided search engine which completely works on real time info for search users in its portal.
Hope this article gave you a good overview of alternative search engines to Google and its services.