Now that “Google” has become a verb which is commonly used in everyday life, it’s easy to forget that the search engine titan isn’t the only one out there. While the days of Ask Jeeves and Yahoo have come and gone, you’re probably familiar with at least one popular alternative already- Bing. While Bing is very similar to Google, there are a lot of other search engines out there which can be used to find more specific content… No matter what field you’re in, you can find all the best pages on the web by using one of the search engines listed below. Whether you want to hide your searches or find complicated equations or answers to difficult questions, this article will talk about the pros of each one of them so that you’ll never have to Google again!
This search engine is a newcomer, and ticks many of the boxes of which form a great search engine. It’s based in Europe, has a simple, but easy-to-use interface. However, the importance taken to privacy is what makes this a fantastic alternative to Google. Search queries are thrown back with an accurate set of results, party thanks to Unbubble’s ability to pull in results from various search engines simultaneously, whilst also monitoring the neutrality. Give Unbubble a try is you want accurate results whilst remaining anonymous.
Bing tops the list because it includes almost everything good about Google plus a few unique features. First of all, it’s commonly considered to be a better source for finding images. Secondly, it’s fantastic for use by digital marketers and webmasters, as it’s really the only place to go for outbound link information. There are also a lot of tools to help you make really specific searches- for instance, you can search for how close two words are to each other on a page, you can refine your results to only show content in RSS feeds, you can find links containing specific file types, etc…
Part of Google’s appeal is that it customizes results for you based not only on your current search, but on past searches too. Let’s say, though, that you don’t want your kids to see what you’ve been searching for or you’re not a fan of the government monitoring your internet activity- DuckDuckGo would be the search engine for you. It’s completely anonymous and doesn’t save any of your search history, so it’s perfect for secretive browsing.
Currently ranked as the third most used search engine in the United States, Yahoo isn’t a newcomer and has been around since 1995. As the search engine continues to mature, it is a decent alternative to what Goolge has to offer.
It used to be branded as Ask Jeeves, but was later re-branded as simply Ask.com – the aim of this engine is to help you find the answer to a question. It’s fairly accurate and appears to be progressing, however, the quality isn’t quite as good as Yahoo and someway from the standard Google has created. With that said, the next time you have a question, consider using this search engine.
While most of the complaints surrounding Google concern privacy, many people don’t realize that Google also censors a lot of content. While this is great for children and many people who want to be protected from certain corners of the internet, other internet users may want to actually see every result associated with their search and would prefer that their search engine didn’t block any content. That’s what Gibiru is for. In addition to not censoring any content, this search engine is also great for keeping your searches private, so it’s a top contender as far as Google alternatives go.
Created in 1995, this search engine pulls in results from the bigger ones (Google, Yahoo and Yandex), along with a variety of others. The results are quite accurate and the site is simple to use, and is appealing on the eye. The site has a long way to go in order to reach the giants, as it’s currently ranked as close to the 8,000th most visited site, according to Alexa. However, it’s a good alternative to Google, even if some of the results you’re seeing are, in fact, from Google itself.
Less of a search engine and more of an ultra-smart computer that can do complicated math problems and answer difficult questions, WolframAlpha is what you use when you want to remember how to figure out what the area and volume under a curve are- Google would make you sift through results and then individual pages to find the equation, while WolframAlpha will just give it to you right off the bat.
A mix between search engine, web portal and services, Lycos was established in 1994. The main features which are integrated include mail, news, video, tv, tripod, gamesville, domains, chat and weather. The search itself has a few too many ads, but is simple to use.