Which Search Engines Are The Best?

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Which Search Engines Are The Best?2018-11-14T20:55:56+00:00

Which Search Engines Are The Best?

Which search engines are the best? By far Google is the best search engine around. It may be shocking for some, but there are other search engines out there. There are a number of search engines trying to take the top spot from Google, however, none of them are ready to even pose a threat yet. So, we have composed a list of the top five search engines so you can see a little variety.

Which Search Engines Are The Best

5 Most Popular Search Engines (As Of November 2018)

Google

This one is self explanatory. Google is clearly the best search engine available. Therefore it has solidified itself as the top spot on this list. Also, it should be at the top of everyones list. According to netmarketshare in January 2018, Google controls 74.52% of search engine searches. As a result, it controls 66% more than second place (Bing 7.89%). However, for tablet/mobile searches the results are much more in Google’s favor as the control a massive 93%. Google is the clear winner here.

Bing

As stated earlier, Bing controls the second most searches through their search engine. Bing was Microsoft’s failed attempt at challenging Google in the area of search. However, they were unable to convince users that they are able to produce better search results than Google. it was launched in 2009 and is the default search engine in Microsoft’s browser.  Their version of Google Maps, “Places”, is a great platform for businesses to submit their details to optimize their search results.

Yahoo

Most users do not know that Yahoo search has been powered by by Bing since October 2011.However, it is still one of the most popular email providers out there. At this point, Yahoo is in competition with Bing rather than challenge Google. However, their email provider has been declining ever since they acknowledged that their User Details and Passwords were hacked.

Ask.com

Previously known as Ask Jeeves, it was founded in 1995. This search engine only receives approximately .05% of searches. This search engine is based on a question based search system where most of them are answered by other users in poll format. It can also function as a normal search engine, however, it greatly lacks the quality compared to Google, Bing and Yahoo.

AOL.com

According to netmarketshare, the once famous AOL still manages to control a top five search engine ranking with a market share of about .04%. This network includes many popular websites such as engadget.com, techcrunch.com, and the huffingtonpost.com. Also, AOL was bought by Verizon for $4.4 billion. As a result of their dependency on archived and user contributed results, they will never be as current as Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

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Honorable Mentions

Baidu

Founded by Chinese Entrepreneur Eric Xu in 2000, this is the most used search engine in China. This was made to bring results for websites, audio files and images. However, it does have some minor features which help include maps, news, cloud storage and much more.

Excite

Not very widely known, however, it does earn an honorable mention. This is an online service portal which provides internet services such as email, search engine, news, weather updates and even instant messaging. Also, this provides their users with the latest trends and topics.

DuckDuckGo

This is a very popular search engine which is well known for protecting the privacy of its users. Unlike Ask.com, they are very open about who they use to generate their search results. They have partnered with companies such as Yahoo, Bing and Yummly. This was founded back in 2008 in California by Gabriel Weinberg. Its main source of revenue has come from Yahoo-Bing search alliance network and Affiliates.

Wolfram Alpha

This is a computational knowledge search engine which does not give a list of documents or web pages as their search results. Results are actually based on facts and data about that query. They took on the mission make all systematic knowledge computable and broadly accessible.

Yandex

Launched in 1997, this search engine is the most used in Russia. Also, has a great presence in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey. They provide services such as Yandex Music, Yandex Maps, Yandex Money, and Online Translator.

Lycos

They have earned an honorable mention due to their great reputation in the search engine industry. They provide services in the areas of email, web hosting, entertainment websites, and social networking.

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