Google Search Engines is easily the most powerful search engine on the net. As the company has grown though, users have become increasingly concerned about the privacy issues raised by one company handling so much personal data.
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If you want to say Goodbye Google though Alternatives Search Engines, so we have listed all best Search Engines 2017 in the world.
If you want to find something over the internet, you will just google it. In fact, Google’s prominence over Search Engines is so dominant that we are now even using the verb ‘google’ to search local files saved on devices.
In fact, Google’s prominence over Search Engines is so dominant that we are now even using the verb ‘google’ to search local files saved on devices.
However, Google’s business model and its gigantic size make it little courteous to users’ privacy. In fact, there are so many other specialized search engines in 2017 that can do a better job in certain types of web searches than Google. So if you are someone with privacy concerns, Google has too much of your data, or just want to try a new search engine, here are 5 alternatives.
However, Google’s business model and its gigantic size make it little courteous to users’ privacy. In fact, there are so many other specialized search engines in 2017 that can do a better job in certain types of web searches than Google. So if you are someone with privacy concerns, Google has too much of your data, or just want to try a new search engine, here are 5 alternatives. We have listed top most powerful search engine here.
1. Duckduck Go
Has a number of advantages over the other search engines in 2017. It has a clean interface, it does not track users, it is not fully loaded with ads and has a number of very nice features (only one page of results, you can search directly other websites etc).
I am sure that some of the features of duck go will be used by other search engines. With some proper funding, duck go can get a decent search engine market share.
- Pros: High level of privacy protection, Attractive formatting, Uses Tor to anonymize searches.
Bing is Microsoft’s attempt to challenge Google in the area of search but despite their efforts. They still did not manage to convince users that their search engine can produce better results than Google.
This is the first and most obvious major competitor of Google, capturing a little over a fourth of all search traffic on the web. Bing is important to watch if for no other reason than their commitment to improving their own structure.
StartPage is another privacy-focused search engine. The StartPage give you the best of both worlds: Google search results, with complete privacy protection. StartPage also offers to protect you from ‘filter bubbles’. While other search engines in 2017 deliver results based on what they know about you rather than giving you equal access to the internet. StartPage provides users the search results without any ‘personalization’.
On the plus side, the format is more familiar to Google users with time customization options in the left margin and an integrated Image and Video search.
Note that Startpage is a sister site of Ixquick which is pretty much exactly the same as Startpage except it uses a variety of search engines – not just Google – to deliver results.
- Pros: Doesn’t store IP address, Uses Google but strips away personal data, Won an EU award for privacy protection
- Cons: Basic formatting, Doesn’t query other search engines
Formerly known as Ask Jeeves, Ask.com receives approximately 3% of the search share. ASK is based on a question/answer format where most questions are answered by other users or are in the form of polls.
It also has the general search functionality but the results returned lack quality compared to Google or even Bing and Yahoo.
Blekko calls itself “the spam free search engine” and it’s certainly a sight for sore eyes for those sick of ads. Blekko could be called the Wikipedia of search engines as it relies on editors and algorithms to “weed-out” untrustworthy sites. For example, health-related queries are taken from less than 100 sites which are deemed to be trustworthy.
It also doesn’t collect any personal data and also eliminates all kinds of sponsored or ad-related search results. It simply delivers pure results a bit like the old days of Google.
It’s very basic but very powerful it claims to search over 3 billion websites. You can sort searches by date or relevance and filter just images and videos. Blekko also gives you a high degree of customization over your search preferences so you can choose to include certain features (such as Facebook) but eliminate others.
Alternatively, there’s a “SuperPrivacy” option which blocks just about everything. The accuracy is my only question doubt over Blekko – the top three results in my test are not as relevant as those returned by Google.
- Pros: Weeds-out untrustworthy sites for certain topics, Powerful privacy customization features, No Ads
- Cons: May block legitimate results, Relevancy in top results questionable
eTools is a Swiss-based project and one thing about Switzerland is that it has stringent privacy laws. It takes advantage of this and it’s certainly the most comprehensive search engine out there querying 12 different search engines at once.
As you can see, it does deliver sponsored links at the top but it is extremely fast. Accurate delivering the most relevant results first. It’s very basic but I like the transparency in eTools. It tells you exactly how it works, which search engines have delivered the hits. That you see and gives you a very accurate breakdown of which engines are working at any one time and how even how fast they are responding.
- Pros: Takes advantage of Swiss privacy laws, Very transparent, Uses 12 different search engines
- Cons: Delivers sponsored results, Very basic formatting
According to net market share, the old-time famous AOL is still in the top 10 search engines with a market share that is close to 0.6%. The AOL network includes many popular websites like engadget.com, techchrunch.com, and the huffingtonpost.com.
WolframAlpha is different than all the other search engines. They market it as a Computational Knowledge Engine which can give you facts and data for a number of topics. It can do all sorts of calculations, for example. If you enter “mortgage 2000” as input it will calculate your loan amount, interest paid etc. Based on a number of assumptions.
9. Dog Pile
Surprisingly, over 85% of everyday searches return different results. When you use different search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. DogPile performs multiple searches for your term and then aggregates those results into one quality set of results.
Their mission is to have a simple yet effective search engine to give universal results instead of what one engine thinks may be best suited for you.
10. Clusty Search