What search engines are there besides Google?
Google is the most popular search engine in the world, with 72% of the market share of searches, so it’s the obvious choice for paid and organic reach. However, there are many other search engines that all have something to offer. Read on to find out more about the top 10 global search engines.
It’s pretty indispensable in your everyday life, processing more than 40,000 search queries per second on average. It may make you wonder where you’d be without it.
Bing has an estimated 400 million unique monthly visitors and users say it often offers double the number of autocomplete suggestions as Google does. It also has a great linkfromdomain:[site name] feature, highlighting the most relevant ranked outgoing links from the given site.
Ask has an estimated 245 million unique monthly visitors and is great for specific question-related searches, with the results centring on question-and-answer related matches.
With an estimated 125 million unique monthly visitors, AOL Search provides comprehensive listings, with one-click access to relevant web results, including videos, images and maps. Users benefit from receiving a wide variety of results in one click, with no need to perform more searches.
Wow has an estimated 100 million unique monthly visitors and works more like a news site, leaning towards news-based results, rather than pure information. There are also useful links related to Wiki pages and social channels.
With an estimated 65 million unique monthly visitors, WebCrawler has a clear delineation between organic results and paid search ads. In addition, it seems to feature more natural Blue Links than many other search engines.
Although MyWebSearch ranks at number eight in the most used search engines, with an estimated 60 million monthly visitors, many industry experts advise against using it. Despite its “extras”, such as My Mail stationery, My Mail stamps and My Mail signature, an independent report claimed it slows down the operating system.
Infospace has an estimated 24 million unique monthly visitors and is listed as a provider of “white label search and monetisation solutions”. It operates its own branded search sites, such as the metasearch engine, Dogpile.
With an estimated 13.5 million unique monthly visitors, info.com aggregates results from social media channels and the indexed web, monitoring real-time social conversations. It delivers news-based, trending search results. The streams are structured into topics to provide additional insight and context.
Despite these being the top 10 search engines, number 11, DuckDuckGo, is also worth a mention. One of the newest search engines, it doesn’t store users’ personal information. It has an estimated 13 million unique monthly visitors and is fast growing in popularity due to its emphasis on protecting privacy.
Although there’s an abundance of search engines out there, each with its own benefits and features, Google remains on the top spot, as it has done for many years. Recent polls show it still tops the list of the most popular search engines and its popularity shows no sign of abating. Surveys have shown that only 9% of users have recently changed their search engine, with the majority sticking to the tried and trusted Google.