Imagine for a point of time, that you are a librarian, and that too not a normal one. You are a librarian for each and every single book present in the world. People rely on you to find the book they need. To accomplish the task, you need a system. You need to know what is inside every book and how those books relate to each other. Your system need to take in a lot of information and give out the best answer for the questions. It’s not an easy job. Similarly, search engines like Google and Bing are the librarians of internet. Their system collects information about every page on internet and web, so they can help people to find exactly what they are looking for. Here we are with the top 10 preferred most popular search engines in the world.
Webcrawler was founded by Brian Pinkerton and went live on April 20, 1994. Previously it was a search engine having its own database. Later, it was converted into a Metasearch engine, which provides the combine result of top sites from Google Search and Yahoo Search. It has 65,000,000 estimated monthly visitors. The Webcrawler is a registered trademark of InfoSpace, Inc., since 2001. The global Alexa rank of Webcrawler is 1,315 whereas US rank is 883.
With an estimated 13 million monthly users, DuckDuckGo stands at 680 positions in global Alexa ranking and at 422 positions in US ranking. Compared to other search engines, DuckDuckGo has clear interface, less loaded with ads and provides real privacy by not tracking its users. It was founded on February 29, 2008 by its current CEO, Gabriel Weinberg. This 20 employee company is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, US.
Established in 1995, Lycos’s existence backs much before most people knew what a search engine was. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ybrant Digital and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is ranked at 3,939 at USA Alexa ranking and 5,459 according to Global Alexa ranking. Bob Davis is the creator of Lycos and it has around 75 employees at present in US office. It is a search engine, web Portal, Web hosting, social networking and Entertainment website. It has approximately 12-15 million monthly users.
Blekko is a web search engine website. It is rated at 2,730 and 1,767 at Global Alexa ranking and USA Alexa ranking, respectively. The Co-Founder and CEO of Blekko, Rich Skrenta launched the search engine on November 1, 2010. It has an estimated 12.5 million users and it positions itself as Spam Free Search Engine. Headquarter of Blekko located in Redwood City, Canada.
With 60 million monthly users, mywebsearch is at sixth position on our list of most popular Search engines. Its Global Alexa rank is 610 and US Alexa rank is 643. It is Spyware and search toolbar program that allows visitors to query Google and other search engines.
AOL is at 115th position in Global Alexa Ranking and at 31st Position is USA Alexa Ranking. It has monthly user base of 245 million approximate users. AOL was launched in the year 1995 is now powered by Google. Tim Armstrong is the Chairman and CEO of AOL since 2009. AOL has its headquarter in New York.
Founded by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in 1995, ask.com is a question-answering web search engine. Formerly it was known as askjeeves.com. It has headquartered in Oakland, California. Due to the invincible competition from Google, Ask started outsourcing its web search technology from Google. Its global Alexa ranking is 35 and USA ranking is 44. It has an estimated 245 million monthly user.
Bing is a product of Microsoft Corporation launched by, then CEO Steve Balimer, on May 28th, 2009. Bing is powers Yahoo! search and is ranked at 24th position by Global Alexa ranking and at 11th position by USA Alexa ranking. The present CEO of Microsoft is Satya Nadella. It has 350 million unique monthly users and is available in 40 languages. Bing Headquarters situated in Bellevue, WA
Owned by Yahoo corporations, Yahoo! search is one of oldest search engines, existing since 1994. Yahoo provides various additional attributes such as, tabs above the search bar on yahoo home page like images, yellow pages, etc. Initially, Yahoo! provided search results from its directory of sites but later it was powered by Inktomi and then by Google. It is at present powered by Bing. It was started by David Filo and Jerry Yang and is at 4th position in Alexa rank in both global and USA levels. Its estimated unique monthly users are 300 million per month. Marissa Mayer is the present CEO at yahoo Inc. which is headquartered at Sunnyvale, CA, USA.
Launched in 1998, Google is by far the most popular search engine globally. It is a crawler based search engine which was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and is available in 123 languages all over the world. The number of estimated unique monthly users for Google is 1,100,000,000. We can hardly find a person who uses internet and does not use Google. Google provides extensive range of other attributes such as Cached links that allows one to resurrect dead pages and outstanding spelling check. It is at the 1st position in global as well as USA Alexa ranking. Google is so much popular now a days, that people don’t just search for anything over internet, they Google it. Googleplex is the corporate headquarter of Google in Mountain View, CA