Which are the 10 best and most popular search engines in the World? Besides Google and Bing there are other search engines that may not be so well known but still serve millions of search queries per day.
It may be a shocking surprise for many people but Google is not the only search engine available on the Internet today! In fact, there are a number of search engines that want to take Google’s throne but none of them is ready (yet) to even pose a threat.
Nevertheless, there are search engines that are worth considering and the top 10 are presented below.
List of Top 10 Most Popular Search Engines In the World (Updated 2019)
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No need for further introductions. The search engine giant holds the first place in search with a stunning difference of 65% from second in place Bing.
According to the latest netmarketshare report (November 2018) 73% of searches were powered by Google and only 7.91% by Bing.
Google is also dominating the mobile/tablet search engine market share with 81%!
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Bing is Microsoft’s attempt to challenge Google in search, but despite their efforts they still did not manage to convince users that their search engine can be an alternative to Google.
Their search engine market share is constantly below 10%, even though Bing is the default search engine on Windows PCs.
Yahoo is one the most popular email providers and holds the fourth place in search with 3.90% market share.
From October 2011 to October 2015, Yahoo search was powered exclusively by Bing. Since October 2015 Yahoo agreed with Google to provide search-related services and since then the results of Yahoo are powered both by Google and Bing. Yahoo is also the default search engine for Firefox browsers in the United States (since 2014).
Formerly known as Ask Jeeves, Ask.com receives approximately 0.42% 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.
According to netmarketshare the old time famous AOL is still in the top 10 search engines with a market share that is close to 0.06%. The AOL network includes many popular web sites like engadget.com, techchrunch.com and the huffingtonpost.com. On June 23, 2015, AOL was acquired by Verizon Communications.
Baidu was founded in 2000 and it is the most popular search engine in China. Its market share is increasing steadily and according to Wikipedia, Baidu is serving billion of search queries per month. It is currently ranked at position 4, in the Alexa Rankings.
Wolframalpha is different that 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.
Has a number of advantages over the other search engines. 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 web sites etc).
I am sure that some of the features of duckduckgo will be used by other search engines and with some proper funding duckduckgo can get a decent search engine market share. Currently is at 0.24%.
Update: According to duckduckgo traffic stats (December 2018), duckduckgo is serving more than 30 million searches per day.
archive.org is the internet archive search engine. You can use it to find out how a web site looked since 1996. It is very useful tool if you want to trace the history of a domain and examine how it has changed over the years.
According to Alexa, Yandex.ru is among the 30 most popular websites on the Internet with a ranking position of 4 in Russian.
Yandex present themselves as a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. According to Wikipedia, Yandex operates the largest search engine in Russia with about 65% market share in that country.
As a final word, if you search “What is the best search engine?” in any of the search engines listed above, you will get an answer that Google is the best and most popular search engine and Bing is in the second place (on a Global level).
These are the 10 best and most popular search engines on the Internet today.
The list is by no means complete and for sure many more will be created in the future but as far as the first places are concerned, Google and Bing will hold the lead positions for years to come.