What comes to your mind, when we say “Search Engine”. We bet the first name that comes to your mind is Google, Yahoo or Bing. But, there are few more best search engines around the world that are popular than you think. Moreover, many people still use search engines like AOL, MSN, WOW to name a few, as people are becoming more and more dependent on search engines. Suppose you want to book a ticket or find out a new recipe, you will surely turn out to your best search engines in order find out the answers to your queries. We have prepared a list Top 10 popular and best search engines in the world that might help you in future for your extensive search. Check it out.
Google is still at the top when it comes to the Best Search Engines in the World. According to market research published by comScore in November 2009, Google Search is the dominant search engine in the United States market, with a market share of 65.6%. While the search giant- Google index billions of pages daily so that users can find out the result of their queries quickly and accurately. Moreover, Alexa has ranked Google as the most visited site on the World Wide Web.
Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. While Bing is Microsoft’s replacement for Live Search, it was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009. As of November 2015, Bing is the second largest search engine in the US with a query volume of 20.9%, behind Google on 63.9%. Moreover, as per some surveys, Bing-powered searches also continued to have a higher “success rate” compared to Google, with more users clicking on the resulting links.
Yahoo! Search is a web search engine owned by Yahoo. As of February 2015, it is the third largest search engine in the US by the query volume. While its query volume stands at 12.8%, after its competitors Google at 64.5% and Bing at 19.8%. Most noteworthy is the fact that none of the actual web crawling and data housing was done by Yahoo!. As of now, Bings power Yahoo! Search as per the “Microsoft and Yahoo!” deal back in July,2009.
Basically, Baidu is a Chinese search engine for websites founded on January 1, 2000. Baidu has been ranked 4th overall in the Alexa Internet rankings. During Q4 of 2010, it was estimated that there were 4.02 billion search queries in China of which Baidu had a market share of 56.6%. While China’s Internet-search revenue share in second quarter 2011 by Baidu is 76%. Moreover, Baidu also provides other services such as Maps, News, Audio and much more.
Ask.com is a question answering focused e-business and web search engine founded in 1996. While facing insurmountable competition from more popular search engines, the company outsourced its web search technology and returned to its roots as a question and answer site. Ask.com now reaches 100 million global users per month through its website with more than 2 million downloads of its flagship mobile app.
AOL is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York. While, it has a market share of 0.59 percent and is still the favourite of some people in the USA. On June 23, 2015, AOL was acquired by Verizon Communications for $4.4 billion, which turned it into a subsidiary. At the height of its popularity, it purchased the media conglomerate Time Warner in the largest merger in U.S. history.
Wow.com is still powered by Google Search, as it can be called as a bare-bones alternate interface to AOL’s search engine. In 2015, a subdomain of wow.com(content.wow.com) began re-posting various articles from other AOL-owned sites, apparently for search engine optimisation purposes. As of February 2015, wow.com redirects to a web portal that is based on America Online’s home page www.AOL.com.
Yandex operates the largest search engine in Russia with about 60% market share in that country. Moreover, it had developed a number of Internet-based services and products. While Yandex ranked as the 4th largest search engine worldwide, based on information from Comscore.com. Furthermore, it goes for more than 150 million searches per day as of April 2012, and more than 50.5 million visitors (all company’s services) daily as of February 2013.
DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that emphasises protecting searchers privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalised search results. While it is different from other search engines as DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term. On average during May 2013, it had 1.8 million daily direct searches. On March 23, 2015, DuckDuckGo retrieved more than 9 million searches for the first day in its history.
It is a computational knowledge engine or answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced “curated data”, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might. Moreover, on February 8, 2012, Wolfram Alpha Pro was released, offering users additional features for a monthly subscription fee.
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