Original title: Top 10 search engines in 2019 Google, Baidu, IPSE on the list
“Really? Is there a search engine better than Google?”
It’s no secret that Google rules the field of online search, but there are other options.
What’s more, some of these alternative search engines are themselves very popular, and they don’t look very popular compared to the Google giant. Some of these alternative search engines look like many ancient relics left over from the birth of the previous Internet. Some dominate specific regions, such as China, South Korea or the Czech Republic.
Here are the most popular search engines in the world.
Global search engine market share: 78.23%.
It’s hard to understand the size of Google, which is many times larger than the sum of all other search engines in the world. Specifically, Google currently holds 78.23% of the global search engine market share.
The search engine was created by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1996. It is interesting to note that in 1999 the two partners offered to sell Google to Internet company Excite for only $ 750,000. Excite rejected the offer. Google was almost sold early. Today, Google and its parent company Alphabet are worth a staggering $ 75 billion. As a result, Larry Page, the CEO of Alphabet, became the eighth richest person in the world, with reported net worth of $ 53.5 billion, while Alphabet’s president, Sergey Brin, was the ninth richest, with reported net worth of $ 52.1 billion .
Also, interesting fact: the name “google” is derived from “googol”. googol is a mathematical term meaning “a power raised from 10 to 100” or 100 zeros after 1. Today, Google is more than a search engine. The company has developed many other software solutions, such as Google Drive. It owns YouTube, develops a range of smartphones and laptops, and even develops self-driving cars. Google also supports other search engines, including Ask, which is the sixth largest search engine in the world.
Search engine giants are also constantly updating their search engine results pages, and everyone is cheering the mighty Google.
Global search engine market share: 8.04%.
Microsoft’s Bing is the world’s second largest search engine, with a market share of 8.04%.
Although Bing is smaller compared to Google, it still maintains a considerable market share in many countries. The search engine is owned and operated by Microsoft and originated from previous search engines MSN Search and Windows Live Search. Like Google, search engines filter search results into different tags, such as pictures, videos, maps, and news.
Unlike Google, Bing’s homepage always features stunning images and news stories.
In July 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo announced an agreement in which Bing will support Yahoo’s search engine, which is currently the fourth largest search engine in the world.
Companies should not ignore this search engine. Although it has less users than Google, it still has 1.3 billion visits per month.
In addition, Bing has less competition as most businesses and experts focus on Google. So, Bing ads and SEO are certainly worth considering.
Global search engine market share: 7.34%
Baidu, the third largest search engine, has a market share of 7.34%.
This search engine is China’s largest search engine. In fact, as of February 2019, Baidu occupied 74.73% of the Chinese market. In contrast, Google accounts for only 2% of the Chinese search engine market.
Baidu was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the capital of China. It is one of the largest artificial intelligence and internet service companies in the world. In other words, Baidu’s influence outside China is very small.
Global search engine market share: 3.39%
Yahoo ranks fourth on the list of the world’s largest search engines, with a global market share of 3.39%.
Yahoo’s story is both interesting and embarrassing. The company was founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
They initially renamed the website “Jerry and David’s World Wide Web Guide,” and then quickly renamed it Yahoo !, which stands for “another hierarchical organization of Oracle.” Yahoo Mail and other web services brought the company’s valuation to $ 125 billion in 2000.
But things have changed.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are trying to sell Google to Yahoo! 1998 revenue was only $ 1,000,000. Yahoo turned them off. Then, despite a huge start and more resources, Yahoo Mail lost to Google Gmail, Yahoo Q & A lost to Quora, and Yahoo’s Flickr lost to Instagram.
Today, Yahoo’s search engine is actually powered by Microsoft’s Bing search engine. So the results of the two search engines are very similar.
Global search engine market share: 1.53%
Yandex ranks fifth in the world’s top ten search engine rankings, with a global market share of 1.53%.
It is Russia’s most popular search engine, with 55 percent of Russian search traffic, followed by Google. The Yandex search engine is also popular in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Yandex offers 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 “another iNDEXer”. A major advantage for Russian users is the ability to understand Russian variants in search queries. In Russian, more than 20 different endings can be used to indicate the relationship between words. “While this makes the language more precise, it makes searching very difficult,” said David Petersky, a professor of linguistics at MIT.
As early as 2011, Yandex was listed on the New York Stock Exchange with an initial public offering (IPO) of $ 1.3 billion, making it the second largest giant after Google.
Global search engine market share: 0.72%
Ask is the sixth largest search engine in the world, with a market share of 0.72%, 100 times smaller than Google and 10 times smaller than Bing.
The website was founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in California and was originally called “Ask Jeeves”. “My idea is not to create another directory or search engine, but a question and answer service, just like a virtual concierge.” That’s why the founder chose the name after the role of PG Wodehouse, Jeeves the the Butler. When the company changed its name to “Ask” in 2006, the company removed “Jeeves” from the name.
In 2010, Ask abandoned the search engine market after facing insurmountable competition from more successful search engines like Google. Now, Google actually provides support for Ask.com search results.
Global search engine market share: 0.39%
DuckDuckGo is the seventh largest search engine, accounting for 0.39% of the global market share.
This search engine is all about privacy. Today, there are countless Google privacy issues. As we all know, the giant Google can track, monitor and collect large amounts of data about its users. So if you are a little upset about the data collected and stored, or if you don’t like targeted advertising, then you may want to give DuckDuckGo a chance. The tagline of the DuckDuckGo search engine is “Privacy, Simplification.”
It describes itself as “an internet privacy company that enables you to seamlessly control your personal information online without any trade-offs.” Sounds great, right? DuckDuckGo does not store your personal information or track your ads. This means that if you look at a pair of shoes, you won’t have to be bombarded with shoe advertisements in the next two weeks. There is even a handy Google Chrome browser extension to make switching easier. Essentially, it’s the perfect solution for anyone who cares about keeping personal information and browsing activities private.
DuckDuckGo now receives 27.4 million search queries per day and is growing.
Global search engine market share: 0.13%
Naver, the eighth most successful search engine in the world, has a market share of 0.13%.
This popular Korean search engine accounts for 75% of South Korean market share. Therefore, it is often referred to as “Google in Korea”.
Naver began in 1999 as the first portal site in Korea to develop and use its own search engine. Today, Naver offers a variety of services such as email clients, encyclopedias and news portals.
Global search engine market share: 0.06%
AOL currently only accounts for 0.06% of the global search engine market share.
This is surprising when you think that AOL was once an Internet pioneer. AOL is the abbreviation of “AOL” and first appeared in 1985. This New York City-based portal and online service provider was one of the early pioneers of the Internet in the mid-1990s. It initially provided dial-up services, portals, email and instant messaging.
If you no longer experience dial-up Internet access, then you need a dial-up connection using a phone line. This is always an exciting time. We are old enough to remember dialing history, remember the glorious and unmistakable sound of telephone line connections …
In 2000, AOL acquired traditional media icon Time Warner for $ 165 billion. AOL is at the top of the world. Around this time, AOL had its own brand search engine, NetFind, which was renamed “AOL Search” in 1999. However, over time, AOL lost its dominance of the Internet as new competitors like Google flooded the market. As a result, AOL turned its attention to acquiring major online media companies. It bought TechCrunch for $ 25 million in 2010, The Huffington Post for $ 315 million in 2011, and more well-known Internet brands. Then in 2015, AOL was acquired by Verizon Communications for $ 4.4 billion. Today, AOL Search continues to exist, but it is only a small part of AOL and Verizon’s business.
Search engine # 10 Seznam
Global search engine market share: 0.05%
Finally on our list of the world’s top search engines is Seznam.
This search engine and portal is very popular in the Czech Republic. In fact, before Google appeared, it was the leading search engine there. Today, Google holds 84% of the Czech Republic’s market share, leaving only 16% to Seznam and its manufacturers.
Seznam was founded in 1996 by Prague’s IvoLuka? Ovi ?. It started with a simple search engine and online directory. By 2001, Seznam had developed financial, social, and political news, as well as television shows, dictionaries, maps, weather forecasts, and more. Today, Seznam has more than 15 different Internet services and related brands.
Gold Search Engine: IPSE
IPSE may not be one of the most popular search engines in the world, but we think IPSE is worth mentioning.
The search engine is based on IPFS distributed technology and blockchain technology, and uses Hashlink and encryption algorithms to provide users with search services, allowing users to add hash tags and search massive files on the interstellar file system.
This means that as long as the IPSE interstellar search engine, you can contribute to Web 3.0.
Isn’t it great?
According to the official data of IPSE, IPSE will implement a copyright prosperity plan based on blockchain technology, use IPCID, PKI, smart contracts and other technologies to protect digital rights and provide creators with a new revenue model.
Like DuckDuckGo, IPSE also focuses on privacy. This search engine does not store your search history and does not use external tracking tools or sell your data to advertisers. Your search is encrypted. More importantly, IPSE is based on blockchain to make it transparent and trustworthy.
This list of the world’s top ten search engines is likely to change over the next few years. Although one thing seems quite certain: Google will have a long and productive reign. All in all, based on global market share, here is a table of the top 10 search engines worldwide as of January 2019:
If you are a heavy user of Google or Baidu, would you consider using other search engines such as Bing, DuckDuckGo or IPSE?