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14 Alternatives Search Engines by Mind Map: 14 Alternatives Search Engines

1. Bing

1.1. Microsoft’s search engine, the second most popular search engine in the world

1.2. Bing often gives twice as many autocomplete suggestions than Google does.

2. DuckDuckGo

2.1. is that it doesn’t retain its users‘ data, so it won’t track you or manipulate results based on your behaviour.

2.2. client base in 2015 has seen a 181% increase in referring traffic from DuckDuckGo. This compares to 30% growth in traffic coming from Google.

3. Quora

3.1. As Google gets better and better at answering more complicated questions, it will never be able to match the personal touch available with Quora.

3.2. Ask any question and its erudite community will offer their replies. Or you can choose from any similar queries previously asked.

4. Dogpile

4.1. pulls in and ‘curates’ results from various different engines including Google, Yandex and Yahoo, but removes all the ads.

5. Vimeo

5.1. The professional’s choice of video-sharing site, which has lots of HD video and no ads.

6. Yandex

6.1. it offers results in a nice logical format, replete with favicons so you can clearly see the various channels for your branded queries.

6.2. a Russian portal, offering many similar products and services as Google, and it’s the dominant search engine in Russia.

7. Boarder

7.1. It surfaces results purely from forums, message boards and, of course, Reddit.

8. WolframAlpha

8.1. it does this awesome ‘computing’ thing while it thinks about your answer.

8.2. a ‘computational knowledge engine’, or super clever nerd to you and me. Ask it to calculate any data or ask it about any fact and it will give you the answer.

9. StartPage

9.1. It puts privacy at the forefront, StartPage (originally Ixquick) was the first search engine to allow its users to search privately.

9.2. None of your details are stored (including your IP address) and no cookies are used, save for a single, anonymous cookie that’s used to remember your preferences.

10. Ask.Com

10.1. he’s no longer a Wodehousian butler, but a computer generated bank manager.

10.2. the ‘Popular Q&A’ results found on the right hand side are very handy if Jeeves himself can’t satisfy your query.

11. SlideShare

11.1. a really handy place to source information from presentations, slide decks, webinars and whatever else you may have missed from not attending a conference.

12. Addict-O-Matic

12.1. the friendly looking hoover guy

12.2. creating your own topic page, which you can bookmark and see results from a huge number of channels in that one page (including Google, Bing News, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr).

13. Creative Commons Search

13.1. is particularly handy if you need to find copyright free images for your website.

14. Giphy

14.1. Communicate entirely in Gifs.