In this post I would like to share with you different search engines. Take a look and choose your favorite. Sometimes it’s worth to look at the alternatives to the most popular ones and check what they offer. Nowadays it is also worth considering not only what the search engines offer us but also what they know about us and what we provide them with. Monopoly is always a threat to the market. So feel free to check the following solutions.
Do you know other search engine worth to add to this list? Let me know in comments. I will try to keep this list up to date.
Google Search is the most popular search engine on the Internet. Google can search for webpages, images, videos, news, and various other forms of media.
Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a “decision engine”) from Microsoft.
The search engine that helps you find exactly what youre looking for. Find the most relevant information, video, images, and answers from all across the Web.
The search engine that doesn’t track you. DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software.
Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine.
Yandex is the fastest growing search engine in the world, serving primarily Russia (the largest and most popular) and other countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. It has been experimenting with an amazing English-based search engine, but its main operations are for its Cyrillic engine.
Ask.com (or Ask Jeeves in the United Kingdom) is a search engine that allows users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, along with traditional keyword searching. Ask.com also includes support for math, dictionary, and conversion questions.
Dogpile.com is a search engine that combines results from multiple major search engines, including Google, Bing, Yahoo Search, and Ask.com, into one search page.
Quora.com is a question/answer service allowing users to pose questions that other users can answer, each question and answer can have comments, each users can write one individual answer and there can be a summary answer. Each user can choose a description explaining their area of expertise or questions and answers can be anonymous.
Questions and answers are searchable.
Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately.
The BoardReader application searches for, locates, and displays information from multiple web sources, such a online forums, message boards, blogs, news sources, and videos.
Wolfram Alpha is a “Computational Knowledge Engine” - different from a search engine, it answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer.
Startpage.com is a search engine that fetches results from the Google search engine without saving the users’ IP addresses or giving any personal user information to Google’s servers.
Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.
Addictomatic is a discovery platform that aggregates sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images.
Search content free of rights or in public domain on selected websites.
GIPHY is the fastest, simplest way to search and share GIFs across all of your favorite social channels.
Qwant is a search engine that respects your privacy and eases discovering and sharing via a social approach.
Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.
Ecosia is a green search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue and online shopping to a reforestation program, currently in Burkina Faso.
European Search Engine. Meta search engine that protects privacy and intends to return neutral search results.
Baidu is a Chinese search engine for websites, audio files, and images.