List of Alternative Search Engines

When we research something online, most people use one of the major search engines (Google, Bing, etc.), but what about alternative search engines like DuckDuckGo and Ixquick? What makes alternative engines more appealing that others? In this article, we'll learn more about alternative search engines and their benefits. Testing 123.

Main vs. Alternative Search Engines

The list of alternative search engines extends well beyond that of Google, Bing, and Yahoo, although research indicates the majority of users prefer the big three web search engines to alternative websites. In fact, the three most popular search engines are used by more than 97% of users.

Their respective web-search use is divided as such:

This leaves only 2.8% of individuals who use alternative search engines. But what is considered an alternative search engine? Search Engine Watch features a list of search engine alternatives:

DuckDuckGo: This search engine keeps privacy in mind. There's no record of your search history, and thus, no personalized results for your location, age, or generated results based on previous searches. 

Boardreader: This engine simplifies the way you can search forums and message boards for information.

Wolfram|Alpha: This search engine gives you access to the world's facts and data. It contains computational algorithms that allows it to answer curated queries.

CC Search: This search works as an aggregator of media found in the public domain. It lists results from a number of independent organizations that provide media, though not all of these are under the creative commons license.

Social Mention: This search engine will help you learn what topics are trending across several social media platforms at once. 

Why Use Alternative Web Search Engines?

There are many reasons why people choose to use alternative search engines. For one, internet users are becoming more concerned about their privacy. Major search engines are known for tracking a user's search history to build a profile, and that doesn't sit well for many.

Contact Demand Signals today to ensure your company and content are seen, regardless of the type of search engine your audience may use.

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Sources:

comScore: http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Rankings/comScore-Releases-September-2015-US-Desktop-Search-Engine-Rankings
Search Engine Watch: https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/how-to/2343048/escape-google-with-these-12-search-engine-alternatives

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