Top Search Engines
We all know that Google takes most of the search engine work in the internet world. However, other search engines also have their fair share of pros and cons over Google based on regional and functional characteristics. For example, even with almost 18% of the total percentage in the world, China has banned Google China, and the Chinese people are motivated to use Baidu as a substitute. For security purpose, better online streaming, or for the additional regional features, people love to try new search engine every day which is just perfect for them.
Here is a list of top 8 global or regional search engines of the world based on no. of users, popularity, security, and searching techniques.
DuckDucGo is one of the most popular search engines for modern techies. The name itself is catchy, and with many additional features like more data security and clean interface, DuckDuckGo is a formidable search engine for the coming years. 0.25% of the total search engine market share is on DuckDuckGo. The stats stand for more than 30 million searches per day as per December 2018.
WolframAlpha is a search engine coming to action in recent years as a “Computational Knowledge Engine.” This search engine is all about stats and numbers as it holds data on a number of topics. Data scientists, analysts, and AI enthusiast mostly make more of this search engine than others of the list. Adding to it, WolframAlpha can do almost all sort of theoretical and mathematical calculations with your limited instructions.
Founded in the year 2000 Baidu is by far the most popular search engine in China. Baidu is steadily serving more than a billion queries per month and has one of the most impressive market share increase rate of all the search engines. Currently, it is on the 4th rank in Alexas top websites of the World.
Acquired by Verizon Communications in 2015, AOL.com has the market share of more than 0.6 % of total search engine market of the world. This network is not one of the largest but provides many popular websites like Techchrunch.com, endgadget.com, and Huffingtonpost.com. AOL.com is a website mostly chosen as the better web portal than others in this list.
Ask.com works differently than others in the list. Ask.com uses human-powered directories for the search and finds purposes. The searching process is mostly in a question-answer format where the queries are answered by the other fellow visitors. 0.42 % of the total search share of today’s market is held by Ask.com.
Established first as one of the most popular email service providers in the world, Yahoo.com is the third search engine of our list. With all the ups and downs in its great history, Yahoo is the default search engine for the Mozilla Firefox browser in the USA region. Currently, Yahoo holds more than 3.90% of the total market share of search engine market in the world. Yahoo is also equipped with many additional features such as better photo sharing and backlink reporting services.
Microsoft’s attempt to challenge Google as Bing wasn’t completely successful but still is one of the technically sound search engines in the world. Bing holds about 6% of the total share in the share market and is the default enjoy in the edge version of Microsoft browser. Bing comes with better picture quality, interface features, and new innovative technology ideas apart from the searching activities. Bing is the 41st rank of the website according to Alexa in 2019.
Well, it is no surprise that Google is the top website of our list. Google holds more than 72% of the total search engine market share and is the third valuable company in the US after Apple and Amazon. Google does have many different advantages and disadvantages, but at the end of the day we know, life wouldn’t be the same without Google.