The 15 most used web search engines in the world to find information online
Google is the leading search engine in the world. Sorry for the spoiler in case you expected it to be another, but its hegemony is overwhelming. In fact, 8 out of 10 people worldwide use this search engine to find information online. It is not surprising that it is the most visited website, especially considering that this search engine is the first page that many people see when they open any browser. I would dare to say that many of them may think (and think) that Google is the Internet.
Thanks to NetMarketShare.com, you can see and know the search engines most used in the world by people. I like to make a point of mentioning “by people” since the Internet is loaded with traffic made by different bots, traffic that is not taken into account in the “Search Engine Market Share” graph as it can cause a significant bias in the data.
As I have anticipated previously, there is no one to follow Google … at least closely. And the fact is that the second most used search engine is the Chinese search engine Baidu, with a 12.11% use of the total … or what is the same 1 in 10 people use it. In third place is the Microsoft search engine: Bing, with 4.57%. And banished off the podium is the one that decades ago was one of the main web search engines, Yahoo!
Do not miss, which are the main search engines in the world. Maybe you want to continue using Google; I confess that I use it too, but maybe in your company, association, or library, some people want to give other web search engines a chance or who want to use the main search engine in their country (China, Korea South, Japan, Russia, Czech Republic …). By the way, if what you want are academic web search engines, don’t miss this post: 16 academic search engines that will make you forget Google.
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1. Google (79.49%)
The Google search engine or Google web search engine is a search engine on the web owned by Alphabet Inc.; it is the most used search engine on the Web, it receives hundreds of millions of queries every day through its different services. The Google search engine’s main purpose is to find text on web pages, rather than other data.
2. Baidu (12.11%)
Baidu is the No. 1 search engine in China. It offers a service almost identical to that of Google. Highlight your audio / mp3 file search section.
3. Bing (4.57%)
As an online search engine, Bing’s primary goal is to connect users to the most relevant search results on the Internet, providing easy access to web publishers’ quality content. To do this, it automatically crawls the Internet to generate an index of new and updated pages (or URLs) to display as a set of search results relevant to a search or user-initiated action. These pages’ content may contain or refer to various resources or online content, such as websites, images, videos, documents, etc. Search results are obtained by computer algorithms that associate the search terms you type with their index results.
4. Yahoo! Search (2.11%)
Yahoo! Search is the search engine that helps you find exactly what you are looking for. Find the most relevant information, videos, images, and answers from across the web.
5. Yandex (0.83%)
Traditionally, the task of any search engine was to find information on the Internet. But now that role has expanded. The internet can no longer be seen as separate from the reality around us, and search engines now have to search for all sorts of things, not just online, but all over the world offline. And they not only search for things and find them, but they also provide helpful suggestions in any real-life situation. The current search understands each user’s wishes and the reality in which the user exists. That is why the Yandex search engine can give each person suitable suggestions, individually, including what to read, where to eat, what music to listen to, how to get home in the fastest possible way, and where to book the cheapest flights, and much more.
6. Ask (0.33%)
Ask.com, originally known as Ask Jeeves, is an Internet search engine. It was the first commercial question-answer search engine developed for the Internet. It allows a wide variety of queries made in English and traditional keyword searches and aims to make searches more intuitive than with other web search engines.
7. DuckDuckGo (0.25%)
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not collect or share personal information. They also don’t save your search history or sell it to advertisers. They don’t track your information, browsing incognito or without, as other search engines do.
8. Naver (0.14%)
Naver is the main Internet portal in South Korea. It was the first Korean portal that had its own independent search engine integrated with the page. Since then, he has led the search engine development race in Korea. It has its own news agency that comprehensively covers more than 90 media, an email service, and a doctoral thesis search engine. She also owns the LINE free calling app.
9. AOL Search (0.04%)
AOL Search is a search engine that aims for users to have fewer searches and find more things to describe. They offer results driven by the Bing search engine. Your search results appear in order of relevance.
10. Seznam (0.04%)
Seznam is a web portal and search engine in the Czech Republic. It started with a search engine and an internet version of the yellow pages. Today, it runs more than 15 different web services and associated brands.
11. Qwant (0.02%)
Based and designed in Europe, Qwant is the first search engine that protects its users’ freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy. Your keywords: privacy and neutrality.
12. Dogpile (0.02%)
InfoSpace created the Dogpile search engine because people’s time is important to them. Powered by Metasearch technology, it returns the best results from leading search engines such as Google and Yahoo !, so you can find what you are looking for faster. Each search engine has its own search method, and each will return different results. This search engine reviews them all, decides which ones are the most relevant for your search, removes duplicates, and offers them to you. In the end, you get a more comprehensive list of results than anywhere else on the web.
13. Ecosia (0.01%)
Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees when you search the web. As it does? Through search ads, which generate income for them and use it to plant trees.
14. Daum (0.01%)
Daum is a popular Internet portal in South Korea. It offers many Internet services, including a browser, email, messaging service, forums, shopping, and news.
15. Goo (0.01%)
Goo is an Internet search engine and portal located in Japan that indexes content primarily in Japanese.
For the descriptions provided for each of the web search engines, I have used the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and the different search engines’ web sites.