The queer thing about the words ‘search engine’ is that whenever we mention search engines, most of us automatically think about Google or Bing. In fact, these two are indeed extremely popular today. But there are many more search engines that people love to use for their daily internet needs.
In this article, we are going to list the 10 most used and most loved search engine sites in the world.
Google needs no further introduction, and in fact, holds the first place when it comes to search engines. It is one of the most popular websites where people go and search their queries. It is indeed the most used search engine with a difference of 88% from Bing, which stands in the second position. Good is the market leader in all the countries, and also on all the devices, including mobiles, desktops, and tablets. It is the most popular and trusted search engine worldwide because of the search results. It has a sophisticated algorithm that accurately answers the query of a user.
The second-best alternative to Google is Microsoft Bing, and its share is between 2.83% to 12.31%. Bing attempted to challenge Google in search, but despite its effort, it could not convince the users about the reliability of their search results. This can be witnessed from their market share which remains constantly low, even though it is the default search engine on Windows PCs.
Yahoo was one of the most popular email providers and its search engine holds the third position with only 1% market share. It is the default browser for Firefox in the United States since 2014. The web portal of Yahoo is quite popular and is one of the most visited websites on the internet.
Founded in 2000, this is the most popular search engine in China. It has a global market share of 0.68% to 11.26%, but that is increasing according to Wikipedia. Baidu is serving around billions of search queries per month and is currently ranked in the fourth position.
This is the most popular search engine in Russia and has a global market share between 0.5% to 1.16%. It is among the top 30 most popular websites on the internet. Yandex as a company builds intelligent products and services that are powered by machine learning. It holds around 65% share in the Russian market.
The market share of this search engine is around 0.66%. According to the traffic stats, this one encounters around 90+ million searches in a day, but still, their market share is quite low. Most people believe that this search engine does not have a search index of its own and their search result is generated from various sources. This is a big limitation when compared to Google, which has a sophisticated algorithm for generating the most efficient search results. DuckDuckGo has a clean interface and it does not track user data, nor it is fully loaded with ads.
The market share for this search engine is around 0.42%. This one uses a question-answer based format wherein most of the questions are answered by other users in the form of polls. It also has general search functionality. But the results lack quality when compared to the search engine results listed above.
This one is also known as the “tree planting search engine”, which has partnered with Bing. It means that the search results displayed by this engine are powered by Bing. The Ecosia search engine makes money to support tree plantation by displaying ads in its search results. Every time you click on the ads, Ecosia gets a small share. Its market share is around 0.10%.
This is an old search engine with a market share close to around 0.05%. It includes many popular websites like engadget.com, techchrunch.com, and huffingtonpost.com.
The Internet archive search engine is archive.org and it can be effectively used to find out how websites used to look since 1996. This can be a very useful tool if you want to have a trace of history in the domain. You can easily witness how the internet changed over the years.