With a share of 65% of all searches worldwide, Google is undoubtedly the most popular search engine in the word. The word Google has become a synonymous word for search something in the internet.
Whenever any company has the largest competition in the industry, the industry tends to become a monopoly and Google is no exception. The search engine optimization of Google could be manipulated accordingly to the highest bidder, thus the searches of Google are more about what it wants you to see rather than what you want to see.
Thus for a change it won’t be a bad idea to look for alternatives to get desired searches.
With almost 1/5th of the search engine traffic Microsoft’s default search is a good alternative of Google; also to its advantage on certain aspects it even outperforms Google.
For instance it provides twice as many auto complete suggestions compared to Google, it could also predict correctly whether the airfares would increase or decrease.
Duck Duck Go
Unlike Google Duck Duck Go does not store user data thus ensuring that its searches are not being manipulated according to the user’s previous searches
As of now Quora is the most popular query platform in the internet, the answers of most complex questions are answered here. The user base consists of well known experts from various parts of the world thus providing genuine and authentic answers.
Dogpile is a search engine which provides results from various search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing without the ads thus providing convenience and ease of access to the user.
Youtube is the default video sharing website of Google, thus as an alternative Vimeo is a video sharing website which has rich video content without the ads.
Yandex is the most popular search engine is Russia which has a good display with favicons which could be viewed by the user
The searches of this website are based on forums and message boards, thus the user gets the information based on subject from different points of view.
It is an effective search engine to calculate any data or get answers about questions efficiently.
The best part of this search engine is that it does not store any user data such as location thus maintaining the privacy of the user.
It is an effective Q&A website which can help in finding solutions of various queries of the user
Slideshare is good source of presentations and slides.
This website helps in creating a topic page which would bookmark and see results from various channels (Google, Yahoo) in a single page
Creative Commons Search
This website helps to find copyright free images which could be used by user without facing any copyright infringement.
Giphy is a search engine completely dedicated to gifs and shows all its searches are basically gifs.