Top Search Engines List

Search Engines are great tools to search the indexed websites with a simple single click!

How Search Engines work ?


Search Engine is a website that crawl all websites to index them in a Database, then when someone search for a specific thing, the search engine show it to him/her.

Indexing webpages in a database is not simple! This indexing has too many improvements everyday. Search Engines use Algorithms to understand the value of each webpage content then rank it as it is benefit or not to the user who searches the web.

Algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer. In simple words, Algorithm is a method of solving problem, or the method of doing a specific thing.

When you search for "list of search engines" Google will search its index to show you the best relevant results ( webpages ) that talking about "list of search engines".

There are too many search engine!

You know Google.. it's one of a huge number of search engines out there but Google is the best search engine!


Top Search Engines List - value in brief


Top Search Engines List on the web right now


1. Google

The Giant Search Engine is Google. Google own 70% of the search engine market. Google keeps improving the algorithms to show best results for the searcher on Google. According to Alexa, google.com is the most visited site in the whole web. Google offers searching for webpages ( default one ), images, videos, maps, news and books. It also offer searching for images by an image! that's a great tool to find similar images on the web.

2. Bing

Bing is Microsoft’s answer to Google and it was launched in 2009. Bing is also a good and best search engine. Bing is the default search engine in Microsoft’s web browser ( Internet Explorer on Windows ). The team behind Bing is always thrive to make it a better search engine but still does not able to give Google a slight competition. This Microsoft’s search engine provides different services including image, web and video search along with maps.

3.  Yahoo

Both Yahoo & Bing are not giving competition to Google but giving competition to each other!. According to latest report on netmarketshare, Yahoo have a market share of 7.68 percent. Yahoo is still a leader in among most popular free email providers but does not able to convince users in search engine area. Yahoo let you search for webpages, images, videos, news, answers, shopping, recipes, sports, finance, dictionary.

4. Baidu

Baidu is Chinese web search engine founded in January 1, 2000. This web search engine is made to deliver results for website, audio files and images. Also Baidu has Alexa Rank of 4 . It also provides some other services including maps, news, cloud storage and much more. It is also one of the most used search engine in China.

5. AOL

Aol.com is also among the top search engines in the world. It has market share of 0.59 percent. Verizon Communication has bought AOL for $4.4 billion. It was started back in 1983 as Control Video Corporation. It was named America Online in 1991 and in 2009 as AOL Inc. In fact AOL is a global mass media company which is based in New York. The company also provides advertising services as AOL Advertising and AOL Platform.

6. Ask.com

Ask.com was previously known Ask Jeeves. Its search results are based on question answering web format. It was founded in 1995. In fact, it is a question & answer community. Here you can get the answers for your question and it integrates a large amount of archive data to answer your question. With ask.com, you will not get as better results you get in Google, Bing and Yahoo. If their resources don’t have the answer than it takes help from a particular third-party search engine.

7. Excite

Most of us don’t know about a search engine named “Excite”. Excite is an online service portal. It provide internet services like email, search engine, news, instant messaging and weather updates. It was launched in 1995.

8. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a popular search engine known for protecting the privacy of the users. In order to generate search results, they have partnered with Yahoo, Bing and Yummly. It was founded back in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg. Its revenue come from Yahoo-Bing search alliance network and Affiliates.

9. WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha is computational search engine which does not give list of documents or web pages as search results. But its results are based on facts & data about that query. It’s also called a computational knowledge engine. It was launched in 2009 and based on Mathematica.

10. Yandex

Yandex is most used search engine in Russia. In fact it is an Russian internet company. It was launched in 1997. Yandex also has a great presence in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. It also provides services like Yandex Maps, Yandex Music, online translator, Yandex Money and many other services.

11. Lycos

Lycos has a good reputation in search engine industry. Still it  is also a popular search engine founded back in 1995. Its key areas served are email, web hosting, social networking, and entertainment websites.

12. Chacha

According to Wikipedia, Chacha.com is a human-guided search engine. It was founded in 2006. You can ask anything in its search box and you will answered in real-time. It is similar to question and answer. It also provides mobile search and marketing services. You can also install its mobile apps on iPhone, iPad and Android.

Comment about Search Engine list:


So these are best and most popular web search engines in the world. Among them Google, Bing and Yahoo are dominating the search engine market and been used by most people in the world. These three are the best search engines to use.

For creating this list, we have taken data from Wikipedia, Netmarketshare and Alexa.com. This list does not mean that all the spots are fixed for future. It will surely be updated in future on the basis of market share, popularity, quality and uniqueness of features.

If you are a blogger, or website owner..


If your are a website owner, or blog owner. I recommend you to submit your website/blog to all search engines on the web, not only Google.

When you create a website/blog you seek visitors and popularity, so index your site on Google, Bing, and Yahoo for visitors, and add your site to all other search engines for popularity and backlinks.

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