We all regularly look for the best search engines to look for information on the web. You may search for a word and a list of result a generated. These results are generated by robot programmed specifically to bring out the most related pages/images/ and many to the your search word. The results are presented as web pages, images, videos, infographics, articles, research papers and other types of files. These results are called search engine results pages (SERPs).
In this article we will look 10 best search engines that you can use in 2019. The list is not a popularity contest and is not any particular order. Let’s begin:
DuckDuckGo was developed by the TorProject as the default search engine of their Tor Browser in 2010. Since then DuckDuckGo have have been gathering lots of users last year because it offers the best in user privacy and safety. If you are looking for a browser that you can search any information without fear of being track or your information being secretly collected, then I will certainly recommend DuckDuckGo.
Aside the privacy it offers, DuckDuckGo also have a nice user interface and the results loads very fast. DuckDuckGo may still be finding it feet in the highly competitive arena, but it is destine for the top. The search engine is currently having over 34 million searches per day as at the time of typing this article.
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The Baidu search engine can be said to be the Google of China, by that I mean it is the most popular and the best search engine from China. Baidu full name is Baidu.Inc and it was incorporated in 2000. Since then the search engine has grow in leaps and bounds. It currently ranked the forth website in the world by Alexa Ranking. Baidu has 2 million users and it handles billions of search queries daily.
The Yandex search engine is very similar to Baidu because of local content. Yandex is the most popular search engine in Russia. More than 50% of search queries come from within Russia but Yandex is popular in countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Yandex is very easy to use and have a clear user interface. There are also tools that can make your search more specific or more secured. Check out this tools.
This is a search engine produced by Microsoft to rival Google and to eventually usurp the top spot from it tech rival. All window Version have Bing as it default seach engine but it seems users still prefer to use Google instead. That is why Bing is trailing in the Market shares volume. In the USA Bing trails Google by 24.2 percent vs. 63.2 percent in Market share.
However, Bing has some interesting features that Google doesn’t. The Bing Bing image search GUI is simply superior to Google image GUI. Google has to play catch up there. Bing image search performs flawlessly across all browsers, whereas Google image search seems to be optimized just for Chrome.
Bing rewards it user to a reward program that allows users to accumulate points when the search on Bing. These points are redeemable at the Microsoft and Windows stores.
As of December 2018, it is the third largest search engine worldwide across all platforms with 4.54% market share.
I think this is the most interesting search engine in terms of the approach they have adopted to online searching. Ecosia is like any other search engine, with one major difference: They use the profits generated from the search engine to safe the planet by planting trees. So if you are affected by climate change or you are interested in saving the earth this is the Search Engine for you.
Ecosia is an eco-friendly search engine unlike Google search which actually contribute to emission of CO2. One of the ways Ecosia is helping the environment is that Ecosia’s severs run on 100% renewable energy we can’t say the same of Google severs.
Importantly, if you make 45 searches on Ecosia a new tree will be planted somewhere on earth. The more you search the more trees are planted.
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This one very unique search engine in it manner of operation. The search engine uses google search results but have added additional layer of security. StartPage will not allow your information being tracked and stored like it would if you are using Google search.
Startpage uses a URL generator, a proxy service, and HTTPS support. The URL generator is especially useful because it eliminates the need to collect cookies.
The search engine is different from your conventional search engine. Wiki.com takes it search results from thousands of wikis on the internet.
If you are a Marvel fan, you can get comic accurate information on wiki than on other search engines. Wiki.com uses a community style approach. Much like ASK.com which is based on a question/answer format where most questions are answered by other users or are in the form of polls.
Wiki.com is the perfect search engine for those who appreciate community-led information just like on Wikipedia.
This is a scientific Search engine, that is why it is different from all in the list. Wolfram|Alpha market itself as a Computational Knowledge Engine which can give you facts and data for a number of topics thus providing knowledge. The search engine uses its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis and generate reports.
If you are having problems converting from a unit to another Wolfram|Alpha will help you. If you are trying to compute your research analysis Wolfram|Alpha will get you sorted.
Yahoo needs no introduction, the company is first of all an email service provider. But the are also the third most used search engine in the US after Google and Bing. Yahoo is still popular and growing especially in the US. The search engine is also the default search engine for Firefox browsers in the United States (since 2014).
Yahoo search was powered exclusively by Bing from October 2011 to October 2015. However from October 2015 Yahoo agreed with Google to provide search-related services. Since then the results of Yahoo are powered both by Google and Bing.
As of December 2018, it is the forth largest search engine worldwide across all platforms with 2.34% market share.
Google need no further introduction, the search engine is the most used search engine in the world. It is so common that it name though a noun can be used as a verb like “let me Google it”. It is a behemoth in this search engine list, a list of best search engines wouldn’t be complete without Google.
Aside it powerful algorithms and a clear dominance of advertising in the internet, Google search engine has an easy to use user interface.
That said their desire to satisfy the advertisers that uses their platform means they will trade your privacy for cool cash. To achieved that, Google catalogs the browsing habits of its users. Google know where you are browsing from, what you like or what search for, there is hardly anything you do that is not track. They then shares all that information with advertisers and other interested parties. With that personalized ads can be Chanel to you.
If you value your privacy then you should consider some of the privacy inclined search engine that I have listed above.
That said, Google have the best search engine Algorithm and that’s the main reason they are dominating. Google is also dominating the mobile/tablet search engine market share with 81%!
As of December 2018, it is the number one largest search engine worldwide across all platforms with 77.35% market share.