Most Popular Search Engines

Most Popular Search Engines

1 . Google

Google is the undisputed king of spartan searching. While it doesnt offer all the shopping center features of Yahoo, Google is fast, relevant, and the largest single catalogue of Web pages available today. Make sure you try the Google images, maps and news features. they are outstanding services for locating photos, geographic directions, and news headlines.

2 . Dogpile

Years ago, Dogpile was the fast and efficient choice before Google. Things changed, Dogpile faded into obscurity, and Google became king. But today, Dogpile is coming back, with a growing index and a clean and quick presentation that is testimony to its halcyon days. If you want to try a search tool with pleasant presentation and helpful crosslink results, definitely try Dogpile.

3 . Ask

The Ask AJ Ask Jeeves search engine is a longtime name in the World Wide Web. The super clean interface rivals the other major search engines, and the search options are as good as Google or Bing or DuckDuckGo. The results groupings are what really make Ask.com stand out. The presentation is arguably cleaner and easier to read than Google or Yahoo or Bing, and the results groups seem to be more relevant. Decide for yourself if you agree. give Ask.com a whirl, and compare it to the other search engines you like.

4 . Bing

Bing is Microsofts attempt at unseating Google. Bing used to be MSN search until it was updated in summer of 2009. Touted as a decision engine, Bing tries to support your researching by offering suggestions in the leftmost column, while also giving you various search options across the top of the screen. Things like wiki suggestions, visual search, and related searches might be very useful to you. Bing is not dethroning Google in the near future, no. But Bing is definitely worth trying.

5 . Yippy

Yippy is a Deep Web engine that searches other search engines for you. Unlike the regular Web, which is indexed by robot spider programs, Deep Web pages are usually harder to locate by conventional search. Thats where Yippy becomes very useful. If you are searching for obscure hobby interest blogs, obscure government information, tough to find obscure news, academic research and otherwise obscure content, then Yippy is your tool.

6 . Webopedia

Webopedia is one of the most useful websites on the World Wide Web. Webopedia is an encyclopedic resource dedicated to searching techno terminology and computer definitions. Teach yourself what domain name system is, or teach yourself what DDRAM means on your computer. Webopedia is absolutely a perfect resource for non technical people to make more sense of the computers around them.

7 . Yahoo

Yahoo is several things: it is a search engine, a news aggregator, a shopping center, an emailbox, a travel directory, a horoscope and games center, and more. This web portal breadth of choice makes this a very helpful site for Internet beginners. Searching the Web should also be about discovery and exploration, and Yahoo delivers that in wholesale quantities.

8 . The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a favorite destination for longtime Web lovers. The Archive has been taking snapshots of the entire World Wide Web for years now, allowing you and me to travel back in time to see what a web page looked like in 1999, or what the news was like around Hurricane Katrina in 2005. You wont visit the Archive daily, like you would Google or Yahoo or Bing, but when you do have need to travel back in time, use this search site.

9 . Mahalo

Mahalo is the one human powered search site in this list, employing a committee of editors to manually sift and vet thousands of pieces of content. This means that youll get fewer Mahalo hit results than you will get at Bing or Google. But it also means that most Mahalo results have a higher quality of content and relevance (as best as human editors can judge).Mahalo also offers regular web searching in addition to asking questions. Depending on which of the two search boxes you use at Mahalo, you will either get direct content topic hits or suggested answers to your question.

10 . AllTheWeb com

Powered by Yahoo, you may find AllTheWeb a lighter, more customizable and pleasant pure search experience than you get at Yahoo itself. The focus is on web search. But at the same time news, picture, video, MP3 and FTP search is also offered.AllTheWeb.com was previously owned by a company called FAST and it was used as a showcase for that companys web search technology. Thats why you may sometimes hear AllTheWeb.com also referred to as FAST or FAST Search. However, the search engine was purchased by search provider Overture in late April 2003, then later become Yahoos property when Yahoo bought Overture. It no longer has a connection with FAST.