Last updated on June 2nd, 2021
Best Search Engines:
What are the Top 10 most popular search engines in the World? Besides Google and Bing, other search engines may not be so well known but still serve millions of search queries per day.
Other search engines want to replace Google but none of them is ready to even pose a threat.
Google is once again the best search engine for 2021.
But, there are other search engines worth using, and the most useful Google alternatives are displayed below.
Index of the 10 best search engines in 2021, ordered by popularity.
- Microsoft Bing
- Internet Archive
No need of introductions. Google holds the first place in search with a striking difference of 89.43% from following in place Bing.
As per statistics from statscounter and statista Google is ruling the market in all countries on all kinds of devices like mobile, desktop, and tablets.
Reasons why Google is the most popular search engine?
The quality of its search results made google the most popular and trusted search engine. Google is presenting accurate results to users by using sophisticated algorithms.
Google’s founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page approached the idea that websites referenced by other relevant websites are more valuable than others and thus earn a higher ranking in the google search results.
For many years the Google ranking algorithm has been improved with hundreds of other factors with the help of machine learning and it still remains the most authentic way to get accurately what you are looking for on the web.
Bing was named Microsoft Bing in October 2020.
The most competent alternative search engine to Google is Microsoft Bing. Microsoft Bing’s search engine share is within 2.83% and 12.31%.
Bing is Microsoft’s try to confront Google in search, despite their efforts, they still could not convince or gain trust from users that their search engine can be as authoritative as Google.
Even though Bing is the default search engine on Windows Personal computers their search engine market share is low.
Bing originated from Microsoft’s previous search engines like MSN Search, Windows Live Search and Live Search and as per the Alexa rank, it is the #30 most visited website on the Internet.
Yahoo one of the best email providers secures third place in search engines with an average market share of 1%.
From October 2011 to 2015 October, Yahoo search was provided solely by Bing. In October 2015 Yahoo accepted with Google to give search-related services and up to October 2018, the results of Yahoo were powered by Bing and Google.
From October 2019, Yahoo! Search is once again provided solely by Bing.
For Firefox browsers yahoo is the default search engine in the United States (since 2014).
According to Alexa Yahoo’s web portal is very much popular and ranks as the 11 most visited website online.
Baidu is established in the year 2000 and it is the most popular search engine in China.
Baidu ‘s global market share is between 0.68% and 11.26%.
According to Wikipedia, its market share is growing steadily.
Baidu is at position 4 in Alexa Rankings by serving billions of search queries per month.
Even though Baidu is available worldwide, it is only usable in the Chinese language.
Yandex the best search engine in Russia has a global market share of 0.5% to 1.16%.
According to Alexa, Yandex.ru is one of the 30 most successful websites online with a ranking position of 4 in Russian.
Yandex exhibits itself as a technology company that builds intelligent products and services provided by ML (machine learning).
As per Wikipedia, Yandex operates the biggest search engine in Russia with nearly 65% market share in that country.
DuckDuckGo’s search engine market share is about 0.45%.
As per DuckDuckGo traffic stats, they are assisting on average 47 million searches per day despite that, their overall market share is constantly below 0.5%.
Contrary to what most people think, DuckDuckGo does not have a search index of their own like Google and Bing but they produce their search results using a variety of sources.
To be precise they don’t have their own data but they depend on other experts like StackOverflow, Yelp, Bing, Yahoo, to provide answers to users’ queries.
DuckDuckGo is limited compared to Google that has a set of sophisticated algorithms to generate accurate results from all the websites available on the web.
On the positive aspects, DuckDuck Go has a clean interface and it does not track users and it is not loaded with more ads.
Previously known as Ask Jeeves, Ask.com gets nearly 0.42% of the search share.
ASK is Build on a question/answer format where most queries are answered by other users or are in the form of polls.
ASK also has the normal search functionality but the search results returned lack quality when compared to Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Ecosia is a Berlin-based social business organized by Christian Kroll in 2009. The primary reason why Ecosia was created was to support in financing of planting trees and restoration projects. It is also known as or called the “tree planting search engine”.
How does Ecosia work?
Ecosia is a partner of Bing, meaning that its search results are provided by Bing. Ecosia gets money to encourage the planting of trees by displaying ads in their search results.
Each time an ad is clicked, Ecosia gets a little share. It is estimated that it takes nearly 45 searches to finance the planting of one tree.
Ecosia’s Search Engine Market share is about 0.10%.
With a Market Share of close to 0.05%, the old-famous AOL is still in the list of top 10 search engines.
The AOL network involves many popular web sites like techcrunch.com, engadget.com, and huffingtonpost.com. On June 23, 2015, AOL was procured by Verizon Communications.
archive.org called the internet archive search engine. You can utilize it to know how a web site looked since 1996. It is a very valuable tool if you want to track the history of a domain and explore how it has changed over the years.
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Other Search Engines Worth Knowing
WolframAlpha differs from the other search engines. They market WolframAlpha as a Computational Knowledge Engine that can give you facts and data for many topics.
It can perform all kinds of calculations.
Example: If you search for “mortgage 2000” as input it will calculate your loan amount, interest paid, etc. based on several assumptions.
CC Search is a search engine that provides users the ability to find content they can reuse. Total content in the CC Search index is following Creative Commons licenses.
At Present only images are added to their index but they have ideas to add audio and open texts.
These are the top most popular web search engines on the web today.
The list is not yet complete and surely many more will be created in the future but as much as the first places are concerned, Google and Bing will retain the lead positions for coming years.
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