9 Incredible Search Engines To Search For Alternatives To Google You Didn’t Know Existed
Did you ever think that there could be any alternatives to Google? Yes, Google is the king of search engines but countries such as South Korea, Czech Republic and China use not only (or may be not) Google but other search engines as well. Let us have a closer look at 9 such search engines that are the perfect alternative to Google.
Do you know that Bing is the second largest search engine in the world (right after Google)? Its market share is 8.04 % at the moment. Being only the second most preferred search engine gives this tool the much deserved respect that it enjoys. Millions of users across several countries use this search engine which is owned and operated by Microsoft. You must have heard about MSN Search and Windows Live Search. Yes, this search engine has its origins in these search tools. The moment you open its homepage, you are greeted with a beautiful image and current news stories.
Yahoo! is also one of the leading search engines functional today. Its global share is 3.39 %. Do you know that Yahoo! was first named as “Jerry and David’s Guide to The World Wide Web''? Embarrassing, isn't it? Today, Yahoo!'s search engine is powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine. There was a time when founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin had offered to sell Google to Yahoo! in the year 1998 for $1,000,000. Look how things change!
Yandex is also a very popular search engine and it is the number one choice of Russians with over 55 % of total search internet going in and about throughout this search tool. Yandex has a global market share of 1.53 %. Countries like Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Belarus and Kazakhstan also prefer to use Yandex instead of other popular search engines. If you want to compare this search engine with Google, you also get tools and features with it such as Yandex Disk, which is a cloud-based storage very similar to Google Drive. The biggest reason that Yandex is so popular in Russia and other neighboring countries is its ability to understand Russian inflection. So, if any user makes use of Russian words and phrases in their search queries, this search engine is able to understand the language precisely and much better than any other search tool.
Quor is an upcoming search engine that is characterized by several features which are totally unique only to this particular search tool. This search engine has already ranked 1.1 billion pages as we speak and can guarantee 100% user privacy without compromising on the quality of search results. According to experts, the number of pages that Quor will have crawled by the mid of 2021 will easily surpass 20 billion!
DuckDuckGo is a search engine hugely popular for its privacy features. If you have heard again and again about Google Privacy Concerns, you might be the first to Google DuckDuckGo. This search engine is a global leader in user privacy features. It has a 0.39 % share of the global market and it is extremely well known to track, monitor and collect data about its users. Users who do not feel very excited about targeted marketing and advertising, might be more comfortable giving DuckDuckGo a try. None of your data is going to be harvested or stored so that targeted advertising can be pointed towards you. The tagline of this search engine has been chosen rightly as "Privacy, Simplified."
AOL is formally known as America Online. This search engine first came into existence in 1985 and was among the very initial ones to provide online services in New York City. It is considered as one of the pioneers of the internet in the mid 1990s. During those times AOL had its very own search engine called NetFind which was accessed by a dial up service. In the year 1999, this search engine was renamed as AOL Search. This was the start of a huge brand which went on to acquire TechCrunch in 2010 for $25 million. In the year 2011, they also bought The Huffington Post for $315 million. In the year 2015, Verizon Communications bought AOL for $4.4 billion.
Ask.com is originally known as Ask Jeeves and it is basically a “question answer” focused search engine. It came into existence in 1996 and was designed to fetch answers to probably every question that was put forth. Its market share stands at 0.72 % globally. In 2006, the company dropped the name Jeeves and just rebranded the search engine to Ask.com. In 2010, the search engine was shut down due to competition primarily by Google.
Baidu is a very popular search engine especially in China. Its market share stands at 7.34 % and it completely dominates the Chinese market. Around 74.73 % of the local market is captured by this search engine alone. It is a Chinese multinational technology company that specializes in all internet related services and products. Along with a feature-rich search engine, Baidu also offers mapping services called Baidu Maps. According to studies, in the month of May in 2018, the market cap of this search engine rose to $99 billion and this company became the first Chinese firm to join the Computer Ethics Consortium Partnership on AI based in the United States
This search engine came into existence in the year 1999 in the month of June. This was the first South Korean portal website which was developed as a search tool. Naver is considered as one of the earlier pioneers in user generated content across South Korea. This is because during its early operational years, there was a significant dearth of web pages in the Korean language. Its global share is 0.13 % while its local share in South Korea is 75%. It also offers email services, encyclopedia, children's search engine and a frequently updated news web portal service.
These were 9 incredible alternatives to Google that people are using around the world. They all have their own unique features and special capabilities that make them unique.