It may be a Shocking surprise for many people, But Google is not
the only search engine available on the internet day. In fact there
are a number of alternative search engines that want tom take
Google’s throne but none of them is ready [yet] to even pose a
Here are the top 10 search engine in the world
Duck Duck Go.
The search engine was born in 1996 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, but
here the fun part : The two partners actually offered to sell Google in
1991 to internet company Excite for just $750,000. Excite rejected the
offer and have spent the last 20 years kicking themselves. Today,
Google and its parent company Alphabet are worth a staggering
$750+billion. As a result , Page Alphabet’s CEO is the eighth richest
person in the world with a reported net worth of $52.1billion.
The company has developed many other software solutions such as
Google Drive. It owns YouTube, has developed a line of smartphones
and laptops, and has even created self driving cars. The search engine
giant is also constantly updating its search engine results page to
provide a range of helpful content formats, such as Google Featured
Bing is the second largest search engine in the world with an
8.04percent market share while Bing is small in comparison to Google.
It maintain a respectable market share in many countries. The search
engine is owned and operated by Microsoft and its origin in the
previous search engine MSN Search and Windows Live search. Just like
Google, the search engine also filters search results into different tabs
such as images, videos, maps, and News. In July 2009, Microsoft and
Yahoo! Announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search
engine – which is currently the fourth largest search engine in the
world. Although it doesn’t have as many users as Google, Bing still
receives 1.3 billion visits per month.
Meet Baidu, the third largest search engine with a 7.34 percent market
share. This search engine is china’s largest. In fact, Baidu absolutely
dominates the Chinese market with 74.73person of the market as of
February 2019. In comparison, Google has managed to capture only 2
percent of China’s search engine market. Baidu was founded in 2000
and has its headquarters in China’s capital,Beijing.
Its one of the largest artificial intelligence and internet service
companies in the world. That said, Biadu holds very little influence
outside of China. It’s worth nothing that china has the largest and most
sophisticated online censorship operation in the world. This is often
reffered to as ‘The Great Firewall of China.’ So, for Western search
engines like Google to enter the Chinese market, they must comply
with strict and complex censorship laws and regulations.
Yahoo! Land fourth place in the list of the world’s largest search
engines with a 3.39 percent share of the global market. The company
was foundation way back in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. They
originally named the website ,’Jerry and David’ Guide to the world wide
web. Before quickly renaming it Yahoo! Which stands for ‘Yet Another
Hierarchical Organized Oracle.
Yahoo! Mail and other web services propelled the company to a
valuation of $125 billion in 2000. But then things went downhill. Google
founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin tried to sell Google Yahoo! In 1998
for a measly $1,000,000 .
Yahoo! turned them down, then despite having a huge head start and
far more resources, Yahoo! Mail lost to Gmail, Yahoo! Answers lost to
Quora, and Yahoo!’s Flickr lost to Instagram.
YANDEX scores the fifth position on the list of the top 10 search
engines with a global market share of 1.53 percent. It’s the most
popular search engine in Russia with 55% of total Russian search
traffic, closely followed by Google. The search engine is also popular in
Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and turkey.
YANDEX provides more than 70 Different services, including tools such
as YANDEX Disk, a cloud-based storage service similar to Google drive.
The name ‘’YANDEX’’ was adopted in 1993 and stands for ‘’Yet Another
indexer.’’ In Russia, words can take on more than 20 different endings
to indicate their relationship to one another. ’’While this makes the
language precise’’. Says MIT linguistics professor David Pesetsky,’’it
makes search extremely difficult.’’ Back in 2011,Yandex went public on
the New York Stock Exchange with an initial public offering(IPO) of 1.3
billion – making it the second largest in the sector after Google at the
Ask is the sixth largest search engine in the world with a 0.72 percent
market share – 100 times smaller than Google and 10 times smaller
than big. Founded in 1996 by Garret Gruener and David Warthen in
California, the site was originally named ‘’ASK’’ jeeves.’’ The idea was
not to create another directory or search engine, but a question – and –
answer service much like a virtual concierge. This is why the founders
chose the name after P.G. Wodehouse’s character, Jeeves the butler.
The company Dropped ‘’Jeeves’’ from the name in 2006 when the
company rebranded to Ask. In 2010, Ask.com gave up on the search
engine engine market after facing insurmountable competition from
more successful search engines like Google. Now Google actually
powers Ask.com search results.
DUCK DUCKGO is the seventh largest search engine with a 0.39 percent
share of the global market. This search engine is all about privacy.
These days, there are countless Google privacy concerns. The giant is
well-known to track, monitor, and collect reams of data about its users.
So if you feel a little uneasy about your data being harvested and
stored, or you don’t like targeted advertising , you might want to give
Duck DuckGo a chance. The search engine’s tagline is ‘’Privacy
simplified’’. It describe itself as, The internet privacy company that
empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information
online, with out any tradeoffs.’
There’s even a handy Google Chrome extension to make switching
easier. Essentially, it’s the perfect solution for any one concerned
about keeping their personal information and browsing activity private.
Duck Duck Go now receives 27.4 million daily search queries and its
Introducing Naver, the Eighth most successful search engine in the
world with a 0.13 percent market share. This popular Korean search
engine holds 75 percent of the market share in South Korea. As a result,
it’s often referred to as ‘’The Google of south Korea.’
Naver began in 1999 as the first web portal in Korea to develop and use
its own search engine. Today, the Naver corporation provides a
multitude of services,such as an email client, encyclopedia, children’s
search engine, and news web portal. As popular as the search engine is
in South Korea, it seems unlikely that the search engine will grow
internationally in the near future.
AOL currently holds just 0.06 percent of the world’s search engine
market share. This is surprising when you consider that AOL was once
an internet trailblazer. AOL – short foe America Online – first came into
existence way back in 1985. The web portal and online service provider
based in new york City was one of the early pioneers of the internet in
It originally provided a dial-up service, web portal, email, and instant
and instant messaging. If you weren’t around to experience dial-up
internet, it was a time when you literally had to dial-in using a phone
line to connect. It was always an exciting moment. Those of us old
enough to remember dial-up will recall the glorious and unmistakable
sound of the phone line connecting…. In 2000, AOL bought the
traditional lost its dominance of the internet as new competitors like
google swamped the market. So AOL turned its attention to acquiring
major online media companies.
It acquired TechCrunch in 2010 for $25 million, purchased the
Huffington Post for $315 million in 2011, and acquired many more
recognized internet brand. Then in 2015, AOL was acquired by Verizon
Communication for $4.4 billion. Today, AOL Search lives on, but its only
a tiny fragment of AOL and Verizon’s business.
Last on our list of the top search engines in the world is SEZNAM.
This search engine and web portal is hugely popular in the Czech
Republic. In fact, it was the leading search engine there until Google
came long. Today, Google holds 84 percent of the Czech Republic’s
market share, leaving only 16 percent to Seznam and others. Seznam
was founded in1996 by lvo Lukacovic in Prague. It began as a simple
search engine and online directory. By 2001, Seznaam had developed
financial, social, and political news, as well, as TV programs,
dictionaries, maps, weather forecasts, and more.
Today Seznam runs more then 15 different internet service and