A to Z of SEARCH ENGiNES
updated : 3rd January 2019
AOL Search claims you will “Search less and discover more with their search service, which promises to deliver comprehensive web results enhanced by Google™ along with quick, easy access to relevant videos, pictures, local maps, news, stock quotes and more.”
The Aol.com website was ranked number 312 in the World & number 90 in USA on the 1st September 2018
The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Read more about the Internet Archive & more info at Wikipedia.org/~Internet Archive
The Archive.com website was ranked number 267 in the World on the 1st September 2018
Ask is an answer focused web search engine, originally known as Ask Jeeves, founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. Ask provides online searchers with answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language. With insurmountable competition from Google by 2010, the company outsourced its web search technology and returned to its roots as a question and answer site. Ask has served over 100 million users with answers.
The Ask.com website was ranked number 130 in the World on the 1st September 2018
Baidu is a Chinese language-search engine for websites, audio files, and images. It is the 2nd biggest search engine in the World, and biggest in China, with 75% of all searches done with Baidu. Launched in 2003.
The Baidu.com website was ranked number 4 in the World & number 1 in China on the 1st September 2018
Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. It was the replacement for Live Search in 2009. Bing is the 2nd largest desktop search engine in the United States, with a search volume of about 20% (Google gets over 60% of all searches in the USA).
The Bing.com website was ranked number 23 in the World on the 1st September 2018
Blackle is a search website powered by Google Custom Search, which aims to save energy by displaying a black background, with the use of a grayish-white font color for search results. Blackle has saved over 4 MWh of electrical energy since founded in January 2007 (up to November 2013). Read more about Blackle
The Blackle.com website was ranked number 61,200 in the World on the 1st September 2018
Dogpile is a metasearch engine on the web that fetches results from Google, Yahoo!, Yandex and other popular search engines. It makes searching the web easy because it has all the best search engines piled into one. Dogpile was created and developed by Aaron Flin , and launched in 1995 (later acquired by Go2net & sold to Infospace). Read more about Dogpile
The DogPile.com website was ranked number 7,582 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 4160 in Sep. 2014)
Duck Duck Go is a search engine that doesn’t track you, or store your personal information. It is an internet privacy company that empowers you to take control of your personal information online, without any trade offs, while protecting you wherever the internet takes you. Duck Duck Go was founded in 2008, and based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, with over 50 employees. Learn more
The DuckDuckGo.com website was ranked number 258 in the World on the 1st of September 2014 (no. 768 in Sep. 2014)
Make Ecosia your new search engine and start planting trees with every search.
Ecosia is a web search engine that plants donates 80% of its surplus income . Ecosia is based in Berlin, Germany, and was created by Christian Kroll in 2009. Read more about Ecosia & more info at Wikipedia.org/~Ecosia
The Ecosia.com website was ranked number 891 in the World & number 157 in Germany on the 1st September 2018
Entireweb is a general purpose search engine designed for ultra high performance information retrieval from huge unstructured data sources. Entireweb was founded in Sweden, and is a trusted partner of Exactseek and StartPage search engines, who rely on Entireweb to provide world class search results.
The EntireWeb.com website was ranked number 48,653 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 5,884 in Sep. 2014)
ExactSeek is an internet search engine and directory that receives and indexes over 30,000 new site submissions daily, with more than 500 million web pages indexed and added to the database. ExactSeek is part of the Jayde Online company, which was founded in 1993 (incorporated in 1998), and currently located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The ExactSeek.com website was ranked number 159,793 in the World on the 12th September 2018
Exalead software company has been providing search platforms and search-based applications (SBA) since 2000. Exalead’s headquarters are in Paris, France, and they are a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes.
The ExaLead.com website was ranked number 155,092 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 35,635 in Sep. 2014)
Excite is a meta search engine and internet portal which provides news, weather, web-based email, instant messaging and stock quotes. Excite was created by Joe Kraus, and launched in 1995.
The ExaLead.com website was ranked number 13,604 in the World on the 14th September 2018
The Gigablast.com website was ranked number 96,288 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 11,450 in Sep. 2014)
The Google web search engine (owned by Google Inc.) is the most used search engine on the World Wide Web, with more than 3 billion searches each day. The order of search results is based partly on a priority rank called PageRank. Google Search provides many different options for advanced and customized search. Google Search was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997. See more about Google.com |
The Google.com website was ranked number 1 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 1 in Sep. 2014)
Sergey Brin & Larry Page: The genesis of Google : Google co-founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin offer a peek inside the Google machine, sharing tidbits about international search patterns, the philanthropic Google Foundation, and the company’s dedication to innovation and employee happiness. (YouTube video uploaded 2007)…Sergey Brin online : Plus.Google.com/+SergeyBrin | Larry Page online : Plus.Google.com/+LarryPage
HotBot is a private search engine, that never stores or shares any of your personal information. It is a privately owned front end that uses Bing for its search results. HotBot was launched in 1996 by Wired magazine. Lycos acquired HotBot as part of Wired in 1998. HotBot was relaunched in 2002 as a multiple option search tool, and relaunched in 2011 with a new modern makeover, featuring the new logo and robot mascot.
The HotBot.com website was ranked number 255,146 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 92,331 in Sep. 2014)
info.com was created by InfoSpace, a provider of metasearch technologies, white label tools and industry-standard best practices. Their relationships with Google, Yahoo! and Yandex enable them to provide greater keyword coverage and ad depth to grow revenue for their clients. InfoSpace also operate their own branded search sites, including their flagship metasearch engine, Dogpile®, plus Zoo.com and WebCrawler®.
The info.com website was ranked number 5,600 in the World on the 14th September 2018 (No. 4003 in Sep. 2014)
Kartoo is a meta search engine which displays a visual interface. It was co-founded in France by Laurent Baleydier and Nicholas Baleydier, two cousins. Kartoo was launched in 2001, with a new version in 2004.
The Kartoo.com website was ranked number 2,396,659 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 233,878 in September 2014)
Kidtopia is a Google custom search engine of selected sites, created by school teachers, librarians and an educational consortia for elementary school students and their teachers.
The Kidtopia.com website was ranked number 2,855,754 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 3,008,042 in Sep. 2014)
LookSeek is a no tracking search engine
The LookSeek.com website was ranked number 1,253,852 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The Lycos.com website was ranked number 34,003 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 449,621 in Sep. 2014)
Million Short is an experimental web search discovery engine that allows you to remove the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results…
The MillionShort.com website was ranked number 526,907 in the World on the 1st September 2018
see the Million Short Search Engine video…
Qwant is a search engine that respects your privacy. They claim to be the only European search engine.
The Qwant.com website was ranked number 2,326 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The Search.com website was ranked number 33,453 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The SearchTurtle.com website was ranked number 5,689,284 in the World on the 16th September 2018
Start Page claims to be the world’s most private search engine. Originally known as ixquick.
The StartPage.com website was ranked number 1,700 in the World on the 1st September 2018 (No. 4003 in Sep. 2014)
Sweet Search is a search engine for students
The SweetSearch.com website was ranked number 658,758 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The WayBack Machine searches the history of over 336 billion web pages on the internet. The WayBack Machine can take you back in time to over 20 years ago, to see websites starting from 1996 to now, as they were on the date you choose. Read more about the Internet Archive & on Wikipedia.org/~Wayback Machine
The Archive.com website was ranked number 267 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The WebCrawler.com website was ranked number 7,986 in the World on the 1st September 2018
Wolfram Alpha computational intelligence computes expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology.
The WolframAlpha.com website was ranked number 5,111 in the World on the 1st September 2018
Yahoo! Search is the 3rd largest search engine in the USA. The web search engine was launched in 1995.
The Yahoo.com website was ranked number 6 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The Yandex.com website was ranked number 1,424 in the World on the 1st September 2018
The Yandex.ru website was ranked number 23 in the World, & number 1 in Russia on the 1st September 2018
The Yippy.com website was ranked number 121,384 in the World on the 1st September 2018
ABOUT SEARCH ENGiNES
A website search engine is a software system designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search engine results in response to a keyword query, are usually presented in a vertical line on a Search Engine Results Page (SERP). The information can be received as web pages, images, videos and other types of files. Search engines also maintain real-time information by the use of an algorithm running on a web crawler. Web search engine results are listed in order of relevance, with the highest relevant websites appearing first.
HiSTORY OF SEARCH ENGiNES
The Timeline of Web Search Engines (Wikipedia page) provides a full timeline starting from the Archie search engine in 1990 to the Google Hummingbird algorithm update in 2013. It is a complementary page to the Web Search Engine History (Wikipedia page) which provides a timeline from 1993 to 2016, including a colour-coded current status of activity.
A brief history of search engines by TheBradColbow (YouTube video)…Brad Colbow explains the history of search engines, from the first one named Archie (archive without the v) to today, and how the search engine web crawlers work. He also discusses how Yahoo set out to create a super directory of every website in 1994, which was 10,000 sites in that year, followed by 100,000 sites in 1995, which become too much to continue by hand. SEO aka Search Engine Optimization is also explained.
Brad Colbow is a professional graphic designer and illustrator, focusing on tech and reviews on his journey to becoming a better illustrator. Website : BradColbow.com | YouTube channel | social media : Twitter.com/BradColbow
Search Before Google by The Science Elf (YouTube video)…
HOW SEARCH ENGiNES WORK
See How Search Works by Matt Cutts (YouTube video)…Matt Cutts online : MattCutts.com/blog | Plus.Google.com/+MattCutts | Twitter.com/MattCutts | Linkedin.com/in/MattCutts | Youtube.com/user/MattCutts | Ted.com/speakers/Matt_Cutts
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World website rankings by Alexa.com (an Amazon.com company)
This page was last updated on Thursday 3rd January 2019