Top 10 Search Engines List (Ten Most Popular In The World)

Everyone uses some form of a search engine, and in most cases, it’s bound to be Google.

Top 10 Search Engines List (Ten Most Popular In The World)

However, there’s more than one search engine on the internet today, and it’s not only Bing either.

While Google dominates most of the world, you may be surprised by just how many other search engines are being used today. 

Join us, as we count down to the ten most popular search engines used in 2022.

OUR TOP PICK

At number 10, we have archive.org which is more of a public library than a search engine.

It is also the home of the Wayback Machine, which is used to look at an archive of websites through the years, up to 1996.

The Wayback Machine has over 703 billion web pages saved in its archive, so if you’re looking for a specific niche bit of internet history, you’re likely to find it there.

Alongside the Wayback Machine are a collection of ebooks, films, podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows, software, images, concerts, music, and many more collections.

If you’re looking for anything in particular, the Internet Archive is an amazing resource. 

EDITORS CHOICE

At number 9, we have AOL. Once famous for its dial-up internet, it has gone through numerous parent companies over the years from AOL Time Warner to Verizon Communications, and as of 2021, Yahoo! Inc.

Even now, AOL has multiple bloggers contributing to its news on its homepage and includes a newsletter that you can subscribe to. 

AOL’s homepage is full of news, but its search function can be used to scour the web and look for images or videos.

However, they also include a clearly defined search filter that allows you to search from anytime, the past day, past week, or even the past month.

They also include a clear SafeSearch option and more information about SafeSearch. 

BEST VALUE

At number 8, we have Ecosia. A search engine that classes itself as a social business.

Founded in Berlin by Christian Kroll in 2009, Ecosia is a search engine that supports its users' privacy and doesn’t sell their data to third parties.

They even use their profits to plant trees, with each search you do adding to the amount that they plant.

On their homepage, they encourage users to install their extension to their browser and have a countdown of the number of trees that they’ve planted.

They also include case studies of their success stories and statistics of their tree planting processes and their financial reports.

Its home page is informative and fully encourages its users to support the environment and go outside. 

As you perform a search, Ecosia includes a counter of the number of searches you’ve done to show you how many trees you have planted.

You can select your search region and the time frame of when you want to search.

Ecosia has had its search results provided by Bing but modified with their own algorithms. 

RUNNER UP

At number 7, we have Ask.com, which was previously known as Ask Jeeves.

Founded in 1996 as a question-answering service, but ceased its own service back in 2010.

On Ask.com’s home page, you can see trending news stories and a question of the day. You can even sign up for an Ask newsletter.

In order to load results, Ask.com is slow and doesn’t provide great results.

It has no categories to go by, and the majority of its results are ads.

While it does have related searches in the corner, it is mostly used by those who still have an attachment to the Ask Jeeves days. 

RUNNER UP

At number 6, we have DuckDuckGo, which was founded in 2008, and designed to protect the privacy of its users.

It won’t use personalized search results, and won’t sell any of its users’ data to third parties.

DuckDuckGo is straight to the point, and includes a private search, blocks trackers, and encrypts the site.

Their homepage includes information about their privacy protection policy and answers to their frequently asked questions.

Alongside this, there are some cute illustrations incorporated into their design.

Like some of the other search engines on this list, DuckDuckGo has its search results sourced to them by their partners.

Their source code is hosted by GitHub, and their instant answers are part of an open source project on GitHub.

However, many of their search results are compiled from a compilation of other search engines except for Google.

Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo won’t share content given to them from sites they believe to be content mills. 

RUNNER UP

At number 5, we have Yandex, which was founded in 1997.

As a Russian search engine, Yandex has provided over seventy internet-related products and services to Russian and Russian-language users.

Yandex is the biggest technology company in Russia and the second-largest search engine in the country.

Worldwide, it’s the fifth-largest search engine in the world. 

Yandex is available in multiple different languages, and its homepage has a myriad of different choices available.

It has a surprisingly sleek design, but it’s not the most international-friendly of search engines.

While there are a number of English translations available on Yandex’s international version, it is definitely more focused on its Russian-speaking user base.

RUNNER UP

At number 4, we have Baidu, which was founded in the year 2000.

Baidu is a Chinese multinational tech company that specializes in both the internet and AI.

Baidu is the second largest search engine in the world, and it is one of the first Chinese firms to join the Partnership on AI coalition. 

Baidu’s home page has a trending news section at the bottom of the page, and its search engine appears to have a sleek design.

In terms of accessibility, it looks to be the equivalent of a Chinese Google, which is why it should come as no surprise that it’s the second-largest search engine in the world.

However, it is not officially available in English, so it has a limited global reach.

RUNNER UP

At number 3, we have Yahoo!, which was founded in 1994.

Yahoo! Is not to be confused with Yahoo Inc.,  which is actually its parent company.

Yahoo! has gone through a myriad of parents over the years, and provides a web portal, search engine, mail platform, and even an advertising platform.

While it was a pioneer of the internet in the 90s, that is no longer the case.

It declined over the years as Google and Facebook steadily took over the internet. 

Yahoo!’s homepage is crammed with news posts, mostly consisting of celebrity news.

It has a trending section on the side, however, there is too much going on.

In terms of the actual search engine, it’s not too bad.

There aren’t as many results on each page as Google, but it does have filtering options and a time filter to check for when a page was posted online.

RUNNER UP

At number two, we have Bing, which was founded in 2009.

While its full name is Microsoft Bing, it was found through the origins of MSN, Windows, and Live Search.

Bing powers numerous other search engines on this list, including Yahoo!, which it started doing to compete better in the search engine market. 

Bing’s homepage is reminiscent of opening a Windows laptop, where you can see a trending photo of the day.

As you scroll down, you can see a variety of news posts in blocks in two columns, and separate blocks for weather and news.

There’s not too much going on Bing’s homepage. In the navigation bar at the top, you can select images or a variety of other functions.

You even can look at your notifications, access your Microsoft Rewards, and access your Microsoft account. 

As you search, you can view the trending items down below, and your search history near the top of it all.

You can also choose to search via voice or image.

When you access your search, you’re met with the most relevant topics and a selection of news posts in between.

As an alternative to Google, it still struggles to compete with its main rival.

RUNNER UP

At number 1 on the list, we have Google. Founded in 1998, Google is a multinational tech company that works in AI, search engines, software, hardware, and cloud computing.

Since its inception, it’s become one of the biggest tech companies in the world today.

With a different doodle each day, you can access your GMail and your Google Account from here.

By clicking I’m feeling lucky, you can be brought to a random page, usually depending on what the button switches to. 

There isn’t much to say about Google’s homepage, as it’s minimalistic but it stands out.

As the biggest search engine in the world, everyone’s had experience using it.

Using Google’s search engine, it provides millions of results and is highly regarded for its accuracy.

Google is one of the easiest search engines to use and creates personalized results for its users. 

Google dominates the search engine world, having sophisticated algorithms that have changed the way online marketing works forever.

Google’s founders worked together to establish a search engine that would identify the ranking of websites by referring to other websites that would link to it.

So it comes as no surprise that Google would take the top spot from the rest of the world.

However, there are some who aren’t happy with Google’s personalized search settings, and so would prefer private browsing. But ultimately, Google reigns supreme.

Conclusion

These have been a list of the ten top search engines used on the internet as of 2022.

All of these search engines bring something different to the table, but very few have managed to compete with Google’s domination of the industry. 

However, the other search engines on the list have steadily faded over time, or have been made to create a positive impact on the environment.

While Google is the most trusted search engine used by consumers, you should keep this in mind when you are working on your marketing strategy.

With this in mind, hopefully, this has been an insightful list of the top ten most popular search engines in the world.

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