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January 20, 2011

List Of 10 Best Search Engines On The Internet

Filed under: Search — Tags: , , , , , , , — Neetu @ 4:51 pm

Search has become a necessity for almost everyone whether you be in any profession or your personal need. But when it comes to search engines, choices are very few. We always look for a safe and fast search engine which can generate successful result according to your search query on the very first page.

Most users want a single search engine that delivers ‘Relevant results’, ‘Easy interface’ and ‘Options to broaden or tighten a search’. There are different search engines in the market, but how do you decide which one is better?

Let me take you to some best search engines which meets the searching needs of a everyday user.

GOOGLE

Google needs no introduction, its is a well known and most visited site across the world. It holds the 65% of US search market. Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Some of our most popular features are listed below.

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  • Everyday Essentials : Weather, stock quotes, time, sport score, music, sun rise and sunset
  • Reference Tools : Calculator, Book Search, Earthquakes, Unit conversion, Public data, People profile
  • Choosing Keywords : Synonym search, Dictionary definitions, Spell checker
  • Local Search : Local search, Movie Showtimes
  • Health Search : Health condition, Medications, Poison Control, Suicide Prevention, Flu Vaccine Search
  • Trip Planning : Flight Tracking, Currency Conversion, Maps
  • Query Refinements : Plus (+) operator, Related search, Fill in the blank
  • Search by Number : Package Tracking, Patent Numbers

Visit : http://www.google.com/

BING

Bing is a search engine from Microsoft. It finds and organizes the answers you need so you can make faster, more informed decisions. Bing holds a 10% share of the US search market. Some of the most popular features are listed below.

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  • Daily changing of background image
  • Search Filters : Strict, Moderate, Off
  • Video Preview in Video Search and Search Results
  • Search history : To remember your searches
  • Sports : Display scores, Recent scores, Statistics on teams or players.
  • Package tracking and tracing. When a user types the name of the shipping company and the tracking number, Bing will provide direct tracking information.
  • Dictionary, Spell check ,Best match, Health information, Flight tracking

Visit : http://www.bing.com/

Wolfram Alpha

The computational knowledge engine focused on serving up quantifiable scientific information. If you’re looking for anything factual or statistical, then you are at a right place. It will query its enormous database and serve up the appropriate answers directly, without referring to external sites. It gives expert level knowledge and generates powerful results for you.

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The main components offer by Wolfram Alpha are:

  • Linguistic analysis : New kinds of algorithms for 1000+ domains
  • Curated data : 10+ trillion pieces of data from primary sources with continuous updating
  • Dynamic computation : 50,000+ types of algorithms & equations
  • Computed presentation : 5,000+ types of visual and tabular output

Visit : http://www.wolframalpha.com/

YAHOO

Again a well known site, which is the 4th most visited site on the net. Yahoo offers large portals like Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Answers, Yahoo Buzz, and Flickr. It is best known for its web portal, search engine, Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, advertising, online mapping (Yahoo! Maps), video sharing (Yahoo! Video), and social media websites and services.

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Visit : http://www.yahoo.com/

BAIDU

Baidu is the largest Chinese search engine as Google in US. Baidu features the capability to search news and images, among other functionality and it is the 6th most visited site on the net. Some of the most popular features are listed below.

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  • Baidu Map (map.baidu.com)
  • Baidu Post Bar : It is an online community bound with Baidu’s search service.
  • Baidu News : Provides links to a selection of local, national and international news.
  • Baidu MP3 Search : Provides links to songs and other multimedia files provided by Internet content providers.
  • Baidu Image Search : Enables users to search millions of images on the Internet.
  • Baidu Video Search : Enables users to search for and access through hyperlinks of online video clips that are hosted on third parties’ Websites.
  • Baidu Space (hi.baidu.com): The social networking service of Baidu.
  • Baidu Search Ranking, Web Directory, Government Information Search, Postal Code Search, Educational Website Search, Legal Search, Patent Search, Games, Hexun Finance, Statistics Search.

Visit : http://www.baidu.com/

YANDEX

Yandex provides users with highly targeted sophisticated web search service based on world-class technologies. Yandex is the the most popular homepage for Russian. It’s also the 24th most visited site on the net.

yandex

Visit : http://www.yandex.com/

DuckDuckGo

Duck Duck Go is a search engine based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania that uses information from crowd-sourced sites (like Wikipedia) with the aim of augmenting traditional results and improving relevance. The search engine philosophy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information. Some of the most popular features are listed below.

duckduckgo

• Zero-click info : Instant Answer

• Lots of goodies : Special searches, syntax & settings.

• Less spam and clutter : ban useless sites

• Real privacy

Visit : http://duckduckgo.com/

TWURDY

Everyone has different reading abilities. Some people searching the web are university professors and others are 5 year old children. Twurdy has been created to provide people with access to search results that suit their own readability level. Twurdy’s goal is to provide web searchers with information that is most appropriate for them. This will mean that 10 year olds doing school assignments don’t have to click through difficult material to find something they can use. It will also mean that phd students do not have to click through websites designed for kids in order to find what they are looking for.

twurdy

Visit : http://www.twurdy.com/

ASK

Ask.com has 3% share in US search market. This is a list of Wikipedia articles about search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market websites that have a search facility for online databases.

ask

Visit : http://www.ask.com/

AOL

AOL has about 1.5% US search market share. AOL has always focused on being a portal first, not a true search engine. In fact, their search results and ads are powered by Google. AOL is the 47th most visited site on the net.

aol

Visit : http://search.aol.com

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