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    23 Alternative Search Engines Other Than Google

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    Google owns over 92% of the market share in the search engine industry. So sure, it is natural to flock to Google when you need to find a new dinner recipe, see the location of your new doctor’s office, or search for general information you want to know. 

    Let’s give some love to the other search engines on the web. Here are 23 search engines other than Google that you could try out!

    23 Alternative Search Engines Other Than Google

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    1. Bing

    Microsoft owns the Bing search engine. It originated from prior search engine names such as MSN Search. This search engine will connect you to map searches when planning trips, websites for information, and video content.

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    2. Yahoo

    Bing powers Yahoo to help you find what you are looking for on the Internet. Get connected to current national and international news, blog posts to learn general information, and more. The company used to rely on Google to power search information, but they made a deal with Microsoft in 2009 for Bing to be their new information source.

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    3. DuckDuckGo

    DuckDuckGo is one of the unique search engine types because it does not recommend personalized searches as Google does. The search engine also does not show any results from content farms. 

    All searches are anonymous for more security and privacy when surfing the Internet. DuckDuckGo does not track your search history as Google does. Each time you navigate this search engine, the search history is refreshed as if you did not search before.

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    4. Yandex

    Yandex connects you to public transportation information, national and international news, current weather conditions, and more! Besides the United States, natives in Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, and Uzbekistan can utilize Yandex to find what they need on the World Wide Web.

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    5. Baidu 

    Baidu is the most used search engine for Chinese natives to connect to the Internet. It launched on the first day of the 21st century. In 2013, developers released the English version for Americans to use. There are over 50 resources to access on the Baidu search engine.

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    6. Fireball 

    Fireball is one of the search types that were once popular in Germany before Google entered the industry in 1998. It originated two years before Google was released. Once Google took precedence, Fireball and Lycos Europe merged into one company.

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    7. Dogpile 

    Dogpile launched in November 1996. Rather than searching, you can “fetch” the information you need from the World Wide Web. It utilizes data from Yandex, Google, and Bing to bring you search results. If you are looking for video or audio content, Dogpile sources it from Yahoo!. 

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    8. CC Search

    If you need pictures for a blog post or audio to make your TikTok video appealing, log on to CC Search. All files on this website do not have copyright, so they are free to use amongst the general public. 

    9. You

    The search engine, You, markets itself as the only democratized one in the industry. No annoying ads pop up when you are trying to make a simple Internet search. Their slogan is a “smarter way to search,” reminiscent of how it does not track your search history for privacy purposes.

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    10. AOL

    AOL connects you to news, blogs, videos, and other web content with its search engine. The company has roots going back to PlayNet, which sold its licensed software to Quantum Link back in the early Internet days in 1985. 

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    11. WebCrawler

    Infospace Holdings, LLC owns the WebCrawler search engine. That company is a subsidiary of System1. It launched in 1994 and gained its one-millionth search query in just seven months of its launch. 

    Google owns over 92% of the market share in the search engine industry... Let's give some love to the other search engines on the web.

    12. Lycos

    Michael Loren Mauldin from Carnegie Mellon University launched Lycos in 1994. Fast forward to today, it is now a subsidiary of Kakao, an information technology company in Massachusetts.

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    13. Ciao! 

    Ciao! is Columbia Information Affairs Online. Search academic and professional articles about humanitarian law, politics, environmental studies, and many other disciplines. 

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    14. Ecosia

    When you use Ecosia or the extension on your Internet browser, you plant one tree for every search you conduct. How’s that for saving the environment?

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    15. Qwant

    Qwant originated in Paris, France, in 2013 with a mission to reduce tracking history. It also has an indexing engine which is not common for European-based search engines.

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    16. Egerin 

    Egerin is a Kurdish-based search engine. Change the search content to English by going to the right of the screen and clicking Ingilizl. Access video, music, email, and social media on the platform. 

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    17. A9 has roots in Amazon but is now independent. You can access community question and answer forums, cloud services, and AR experiences while surfing the Internet. 

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    18. Startpage

    Startpage is a Dutch-based search engine that sources its information results from Google. However, it protects you from search tracking as long as you use their platform. 

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    19. Petal

    Petal is a Huawei-based search engine that connects you primarily to smartphone apps. You can also read news, watch videos, and conduct other normal search engine functions.

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    20. Gigablast 

    Gigablast launched in the early 2000s. Its search engine capabilities are in C and C++ languages. 

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    21. Accoona 

    Accoona is a search engine headquartered in New Jersey and Shanghai, China. Originating in 2004, it utilizes AI to enhance your Internet browsing experience. 

    22. Openverse

    Openverse gives you access to over 600 million audio files and images that you can reuse for your benefit. Whether you are a content creator, social media influencer, or small business owner designing your website, you can use any of these files under the Creative Commons copyright, which allows third-party use. 

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    23. RecipeBridge

    Let’s end this post on a tasty note. RecipeBridge is a unique search engine that allows you to browse over 4.4 million recipes based on the star ingredient. It relieves the need to keep recipe books in your home when hunting for a new meal or dessert idea.  

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    Final Thoughts

    We hope this list has helped you consider using different search engines other than Google. So tell us your favorite search engine other than Google! 

    We hope you enjoyed this Adcore article! In fact, we think that this article will be a great next read: 

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