Are you looking for alternatives to Google search engines? These are 37 search engines that rank higher than Google.
Additional specialty search engines were added to my list for specific items such as images or social media posts.
Top Alternative Search Engines
Let's start our search adventure by looking at other search engines than the three major search engines — Google, Bing and Baidu.
Are you concerned about your online privacy? DuckDuckGo is the only search engine that doesn't track and personalize your searches or results. You can even find visual guides for Google tracking and filter bubbling.
DuckDuckGo can be set as Safari's default search engine for iOS users. You can also use it in Safari on macOS.
Do you want trees to be planted while you are searching? Ecosia is a search engine that helps you find trees. You can simply run your regular searches and Ecosia's surplus income will be used to support conservationist groups that plant trees.
Don't worry. Ecosia doesn't require you to sacrifice quality results for good. Ecosia uses Bing search engines and its own search algorithms.
Dogpile is a search engine that pulls results from all three major search engines. However, you don't have to visit each one individually. You don't have to go through all the confusion when you pull results from the top search engines.
Are you looking for a search engine that is based on metrics and computation? WolframAlpha is a search engine that uses computation and metrics. It provides historical website data, stock data, stock data, statistics, and much more. To learn more, you can view examples by topic.
You are looking for an open-source search engine that is free and easy to use? Gigablast is an open-source search engine. Although it may not always be right, it provides a retro look and returns results quickly. It also offers a predictive search function similar to the now-defunct Google Instant.
Startpage is another great option if you don't want your search to be tracked. Startpage allows you to search anonymously without tracking or cookies. You can even use Google Chrome plug-ins to keep your privacy protected.
Paris-based Qwant, a search engine based in the EU, allows you to search with "complete confidentiality". Qwant respects your privacy by not selling or tracking your searches.
Advanced Search – Specific to Social Networks
To find content on social media networks, many consumers turn to search engines other than Google. This includes user-generated content and content from influencers. You need to find something on one of the most popular social networks. These are some amazing advanced search pages.
8. Search Facebook
You want to see the results of a specific search in different sections of Facebook? You can use Facebook's advanced search options. Enter your query and hit the enter key. Facebook has many filters that allow you to filter search results by people, pages or places.
9. LinkedIn People Search
Advanced people search is a great way to find new connections on LinkedIn. You can narrow your search results using the above plus relationship and language. Premium members have access additional search filters such as LinkedIn groups, company size and years of experience.
10. LinkedIn Job Search
LinkedIn allows job seekers to use advanced job searching tools to locate opportunities by using the above information as well as industry and experience. Premium members have the option to narrow down their search by the offered salary.
11. Twitter Search
Twitter's advanced search allows you to get better results. This is particularly useful for local businesses that are looking to reach a specific audience. They can filter their results by using the Near This Place field.
Social Search Engines
Other than Google, the following search engines allow you to search for one or more social media networks at once and get additional information about the results.
Keyhole lets you search for keywords, hashtags, @mentions and URLs. You can see which social networks shared your blog post. You can see who shared your latest blog post by selecting URL from Keyhole. Social media can help you measure, improve and report on your social media impact. Keyhole is able to help you improve your social-media strategy, from social listening to tracking influencers.
13. Social Mention
Social Mention lets you search across many types of networks including microblogs, blogs, bookmarks and comments.
Buzzsumo is a great tool to use if you have a specific topic in mind, and want to see the most shared articles for that topic. You can also access additional tools on each topic with the paid version.
Are you interested in participating in industry forums? This search engine will return results that are specific to forums.
BoardReader lets you search forums and filter results by date (last year through the present) and language.
Use the following search engines to find industry-related blogs or posts other than Google.
16. Blog Search Engine
Blog Search Engine is a good description of this search engine. Keywords are used to search blogs and blog posts. Although it isn't perfect, it's still better than a general search.
Presentations , eBooks and Documents
The following search options are available if you need to find documents, eBooks or presentations.
17. Google Advanced Search
Google Advanced Search lets you search for specific types or documents. Are you specifically looking for PDFs? This is your search criteria. You want to search for PowerPoint presentations or Word documents? Tell Google to search for those file types.
Scribd, the largest social publishing and social reading network, allows you to find original content on the internet. You can sort results by language, length, file type, upload date and cost (free or sold).
SlideShare was acquired by Scribd, in 2020. It is a platform for sharing infographics and documents. There's a good possibility that the slides and other handouts of your favorite speakers may be available if you have missed a conference, webinar, or similar event.
Image Search Engines
Are you looking for stunning images? These image search engines can help you locate beautiful images. However, you will need to get permission to use any images that you find unless they have been marked Creative Commons-licensed.
Flickr has an advanced search screen that will allow you to search for photos, screenshots and illustrations on their network. You can also search within Creative Commons licensed content.
Pinterest is the ultimate image platform. You can search for clothing, cars and floors as well as planes on this site. Pin it to Your Favorites. Be sure to not steal copyrighted works. Before you can search, you will need an account.
Bing allows you to search for images by starting with the most popular images and then moving on to images that can be filtered according to size, layout, or other criteria. You will also see tabs that display related search queries above the results.
23. Google Advanced Image Search
Google Advanced Image Search lets you get more information about the images that you are searching for. This includes identifying whether they are photos, faces, clip arts or line drawings. You can also search for images that are intended to be reused commercially or with modifications.
Do you want to find out where an image from the internet came? TinEye can help you do just that. TinEye can find images from all over the internet by simply entering your image into the search box.
Creative Commons Media
You need media from other people to put on your site? These are some Creative Commons searches.
You should only be looking for images you can reuse, modify, or use commercially. Openverse allows you to search through multiple sources such as Flickr, Google Images and Wikimedia.
Wikimedia Commons contains millions of images, sound clips, and videos. You can search by keywords or browse the categories to find different types of media.
Are you looking for videos that can be embedded on your site or just to entertain? These video search engines scan multiple sources to help you find the right videos.
Yahoo Video Search lets you search video content from YouTube and Dailymotion.
SideReel searches shows on hundreds of streaming platforms, including Hulu and HBO Max.
29. AOL Video Search
AOL Video aggregates clips from all over the internet, but it can also be used as a search engine.
30. Google Video
Google Video Search lets you search for videos on any topic. You can filter your results by length, date uploaded, video source and more.
Website Data & Statistics Search Engines
Are you looking for information about your favourite brands or websites? These search engines are not as popular as Google, but they provide data and statistics.
Crunchbase gives you insight into the companies and brands that you love online. Listings provide information about people associated with a company. Contact information, related videos and screenshots are all included.
Similarweb makes it easy to search for websites or apps profiles by using specific domain names or app names. High traffic domains will have data like total monthly visitors, page views, online and mobile page views, demographics, similar audiences, and other information.
You want to know what technology is used on your favorite sites and the trends in their usage? BuiltWith lets you search for domains to see what technology they use. This includes analytics, content management system, coding and widgets. To see trends in usage and industries that use the technology, you can click on any product.
You can't ignore Google, but you want more than just a Google.com search. These advanced Google search options are available.
34. Google Advanced Search
Are you looking for something particular? Use advanced operators or Google Advanced Search to find the right thing.
35. Google Scholar
Google Scholar Advanced Search is a great option if you're looking for articles, theses and books, abstracts or court opinions as well as other information from universities, professional societies, academic publishers, and universities. Advanced operators can be used to further refine your search results.
36. Google Books
Google Advanced Book Search allows you to search for queries in books. You may also be able to find complete books online, which you can download as PDFs (if they are in the public domain).
37. Google Search Help
You need help getting the most from Google? You can search for privacy settings, manage podcasts and control your privacy on the Google Search Help page.
Which are the top 5 search engines?
These are the top search engines for 2022 based on global market share.
What's the most private search engine?
DuckDuckGo does not track your search history, making it one the most privacy-conscious search engines.
Although everyone seems to be on a quest for Google dominance, there are many other search engines and advanced Google features that you may not be aware of.
These advanced search engines can help you find the right content for your audience, whether you want to share it with your friends or keep your information private.
What are your top advanced search engines and alternatives? Let us know what you think about them in the comments. Happy searching!
By: Neil Patel
Title: 37 Search Engines to Use Other Than Google
Sourced From: neilpatel.com/blog/alternative-search-engines/
Published Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 19:00:00 +0000