It’s no secret that Google rules in the world of online search, but there are other options. Moreover, some of these alternative search engines are extremely popular – they just don’t seem very popular compared to the colossal titan that is Google.
Some of these alternative search engines seem to be ancient relics left over from the birth of the Internet. Others are dominated by a certain region, such as Russia, China, South Korea or the Czech Republic.
The Best search engine in the world: Google
It’s hard to imagine the incredible size of Google. This search engine is so popular that it is many times more than all other search engines in the world combined.
In particular, Google currently holds a whopping 91.38 percent of the global search market share
The search engine was created in 1996 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, but here’s the most interesting thing: in 1999, two partners wanted to sell Google to the Internet company Excite for just $ 750,000. Excite declined this offer…
Today, the fortune of Google and its parent company Alphabet is more than $ 750 billion.
As a result, Page, the CEO of Alphabet, is ranked eighth in the list of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $ 53.5 billion, and Brin, the president of Alphabet, is ranked ninth in the list of the richest people with a net worth of $ 52.1 billion.
These days, Google is more than a search engine.
The company has developed many other software solutions, such as Google Drive. She owns YouTube, has developed a line of smartphones and laptops, and has even created self-driving cars.
Google also supports other search engines, including Ask, which is the sixth largest search engine in the world.
The search market giant is constantly updating its search results page to provide a number of useful content formats, such as Google’s Featured Snippets.
Search Engine #2-Bing
Bing is the second largest search engine in the world with a market share of 2.69%. Although Bing is small compared to Google, it retains a decent market share in many countries.
The search engine is owned and operated by Microsoft and originates from the previous search engines MSN Search and Windows Live Search.
Like Google, the search engine also filters search results by various tabs, such as images, videos, maps and news.
Unlike Google, Bing’s homepage always has amazing images and news.
In July 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal under which Bing will support the Yahoo! search engine, which is the fourth largest search engine in the world.
Companies should not ignore this search engine. Although it doesn’t have as many users as Google, Bing still gets 1.3 billion visits per month.
Search Engine #3-Baidu
Meet Baidu, the third largest search engine with a market share of 1.46%. This search engine is the largest in China. In fact, Baidu completely dominates the Chinese market with 74.73% of the market as of February 2019. For comparison, Google managed to capture only 2% of the search engine market in China.
Baidu was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing. It is one of the world’s largest companies in the field of artificial intelligence and Internet services. However, Baidu has very little influence outside of China.
It is worth noting that China has its own online control system. This is often called the “Great Chinese Firewall”.
Search engine #4-Yahoo!
Yahoo! It ranks fourth in the list of the largest search engines in the world with a share of 1.39% of the global market. The history of Yahoo! as interesting as it is unpleasant.
The company was founded back in 1994 by Jerry Young and David Filo. Initially, they called the website “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”, and then quickly renamed it Yahoo!, which stands for “Another hierarchically organized oracle”.
Thanks to mail and other web services, the company’s value was $ 125 billion in 2000. But, then things went downhill.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin tried to sell Google to Yahoo! in 1998, for the paltry sum of $ 1 million. Yahoo! I refused them.
Then, despite the huge advantage and a much larger amount of resources, Yahoo! Mail gave way to Gmail, Yahoo! The answers gave up under the pressure of Quora, and the site Yahoo! Flickr has replaced Instagram.
Today, the Yahoo!search engine in fact, it works on the basis of the Microsoft Bing search engine. Thus, the results of both search engines are very similar.
Search Engine No. 5-Yandex
Yandex ranks fifth in the list of the top 10 search engines with a global market share of about 1%. This is the most popular search engine in Russia, which accounts for half of all Russian search traffic, followed by Google.
The search engine is also popular in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Yandex provides more than 70 different services, including tools such as Yandex.Disk, Mail and many others.
The name “Yandex “was adopted in 1993 and stands for”Another iNDEXer”.
One of the key advantages for Russian-speaking users is the ability to understand the Russian inflection in search queries.
Back in 2011, Yandex has released on the new York stock exchange with an initial public offering (IPO) of 1.3 billion, making it the second largest sector after Google.
Search Engine #6-DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo is the seventh largest search engine, occupying 0.25% of the global market. This search engine specializes in privacy.
There are countless Google privacy issues these days. The giant is known to track and collect a huge amount of data about its users.
So, if you feel a little uncomfortable about collecting and storing your data or you don’t like targeted advertising, you can give DuckDuckGo a chance.
The slogan of the search engine is “Maximum privacy, minimum effort”.
He describes himself as: “An Internet privacy company that gives you the opportunity to freely control your personal information on the Internet without any compromises.”
Search engine #7-ASK
Ask is the sixth largest search engine in the world with a market share of 0.12%. The site was founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warten in California and was originally called “Ask Jeeves”.
The idea was not to create a catalog or a search engine, but to create a question and answer service, very similar to a virtual concierge. That’s why the founders chose the name after the PG Wodehouse character, Jeeves ‘ butler.
The company dropped ” Jeeves “from the name in 2006, when the company was renamed”Ask”.
In 2010 Ask.com He abandoned the search engine market, faced with insurmountable competition from more successful search engines such as Google.
Now Google actually Supports search results Ask.com.
We present Naver, the eighth most successful search engine in the world with a market share of 0.1%.
This popular Korean search engine occupies 75 percent of the South Korean market. As a result, it is often referred to as the”Google of South Korea”.
Naver started its activity in 1999 as the first web portal in Korea that developed and used its own search engine. Today, Novell Corporation provides many services, such as an email client, an encyclopedia, a search engine for children and a web news portal.
No matter how popular the search engine is in South Korea, it is unlikely that it will grow to an international level in the near future.
Search Engine #9 – AOL
Currently, AOL occupies only 0.06 percent of the global search engine market. This is surprising when you consider that AOL was once a pioneer on the Internet.
AOL-short for “America Online” – first appeared back in 1985. A web portal and online service provider based in New York City, was one of the first pioneers of the Internet in the mid-1990s.
If you weren’t around, it was a time when you literally had to connect to the network via a telephone line. It was always an exciting moment. Those of us who are old enough to remember about dial-up access will remember the magnificent and unmistakable sound of a connected telephone line…
Search engine No. 10-Seznam
The latest in our list of the best search engines in the world is Seznam. This search engine and web portal are very popular in the Czech Republic. In fact, it was the leading search engine until Google appeared.
Today, Google occupies 84 percent of the Czech Republic’s market, leaving only 16 percent to Seznam and others.
Seznam was founded in 1996 by Ivan Lukachovich in Prague. It started as a simple search engine and an online catalog. By 2001, Seznam had developed financial, social and political sections, as well as TV programs, dictionaries, maps, weather forecasts and much more.
Today, Seznam operates more than 15 different Internet services and related brands.