Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines

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1. Bing

1.1. Bing helps you turn information into action, making it faster and easier to go from searching to doing.

2. DuckDuckGo

2.1. DuckDuckGo is filling a niche that in the world of the internet today solves a major issue consumer’s face… privacy

2.1.1. Growth

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

2.1.1.2. those are some impressive growth numbers , it is off a very small base and represents only 0.2% of total search engine traffic vs. 81% for Google.

2.1.2. Performance

2.1.2.1. DuckDuckGo has the third best conversion rate and lowest average order value

2.1.2.2. This data is only directional. We didn’t look at the ratio between paid and organic search traffic when considering these metrics. I can tell you that it is different for each specific client and sometimes by very wide margins.

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.

4. Dogpile

4.1. Dogpile may look like a search engine you cobbled together with clip-art, but that’s rather the point as it pulls in and ‘curates’ results from various different engines including Google, Yandex and Yahoo, but removes all the ads.

5. Vimeo

5.1. Dogpile may look like a search engine you cobbled together with clip-art, but that’s rather the point as it pulls in and ‘curates’ results from various different engines including Google, Yandex and Yahoo, but removes all the ads.

5.1.1. Mostly Mature community of users that offer constructive feedback

5.1.2. Free, or Paid Tiers: Plus, PRO, Business – Each have varied storage limits

5.1.3. You can replace a video without losing stats

5.1.4. No ads

5.1.5. Password protected option, plus many more

6. Yandex

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

7. Boardreader

7.1. If you want to get into the nitty-gritty of a subject with a variety of different points of view away from the major publications, Boardreader surfaces results purely from forums, message boards and, of course, Reddit.

8. WolframAlpha

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

9. IxQuick

9.1. Ixquick also provides the stand-alone proxy service, Ixquick Proxy, which has also been incorporated into both its Ixquick and Startpage search engines allowing users the option to open all search results via proxy.

10. Ask.com

10.1. It’s still a slightly mediocre search engine pretending to be a question and answer site, but the ‘Popular Q&A’ results found on the right hand side are very handy if Jeeves himself can’t satisfy your query. And what a good use of the right-hand side space, huh Google.

11. SlideShare

11.1. Build your knowledge quickly from concise, well-presented content from top experts. Instead of scrolling through pages of text, you can flip through a SlideShare deck and absorb the same information in a fraction of the time.

12. Addict-o-matic

12.1. “Inhale the web” with the friendly looking hoover guy by 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. will help you find photos, music, text, books, educational material, and more that is free to share or build upon utilizing Creative Commons enabled search services at Google and Flickr. You can also access this tool via the Firefox web browser. Find out more about Firefox and CC Search.

14. Giphy

14.1. when it comes down to it, we could imagine a worse dystopian future than one in which we all communicate entirely in Gifs.