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Top 10 Search Engines In The World

Honestly, it is almost impossible to imagine life without internet when it has associated itself with almost every aspect of our daily routine. Starting from helping us with our daily tasks to solve each of our queries, there is almost nothing that can be compared to internet in the course of being helpful at its best. Especially, when it comes to queries, we rely heavily on internet. Queries related to educational topics, search for nearby restaurants, times of trains and buses, and so on, everything is available there in internet. And the helpful tool that assist us to quench our thirst for understanding the unknown are search engines.

Search engines are a software system that are designed mainly to run web searches. These software systems search World Wide Web (WWW) and look for specific information. The specific information is specified in text tab search query. The search results are often presented in the form of a single line of results. These are usually referred as SERPs, search engine results pages.

When we are talking about search engines, the first name that is bound to wander about everyone’s head is Google. Certainly, Google is the most popular search engine of the world, and it is dominating the market for a long time now. However, what you might not know is that there are other quite efficient search engines that are ready to help you out. It is said that there are almost 160 search engines in the entire world and 20 of those are exclusively helpful to be used and to be called the top search engines. Now you might be thinking what are the search engines that can be used and what do they offer. If you want to know that you have clicked in the right article. This article has appropriate information on Top 10 Search Engines of the world based on their market share. We have arranged the list in a descending order, so, we will start from the search engine that has acquired the 10th position in our list.  Here is the list of search engine based on market share,

Ranking Search Engine Market Share

1

Google

92.18%

2

Bing

8.04%

3

Baidu

7.34%

4

Yahoo!

3.39%

5

Yandex

1.53%

6

Ask.com

0.72%

7

DuckDuckGo

0.39%

8

Naver

0.13%

9

AOL

0.06%

10

Seznam

0.05%

 

Table 1

10. Seznam

Seznam holds only 0.5% market share worldwide. It comes on the 10th position of our list of Top search engines of the world. Seznam used to be the number 1 search engine in Czech Republic until Google took that place. It is still quite popular in the region. Google now holds 84 percent of the Czech Republic’s market share where Seznam only holds 16%. It was founded in the year of 1996 by Ivo Lukačovič in Prague. The search engine started its venture as a simple online directory and a very simple search engine. However, by the end of 2001 Seznam developed financial, political, social news along with different TV programs, maps, weather forecasts, dictionaries, and many of the other services. In current date Seznam runs more than 15 different internet services along with some of the associated brands.

9. AOL

AOL holds 0.06% of market share worldwide, just 0.01% more than Seznam and has acquired the 9th place in this chart. AOL actually stands for America Online. The search engine started its journey quite a long ago, back in the year of 1985. AOL actually started as an internet trailblazer. It is also referred as one of the earliest pioneers of internet. AOL started by providing service for dial-up, email, instant messaging, and web portal.

In the year of 2001, AOL bought Time warner for $165 billion they also branded a search engine called NetFind, later named as “AOL Search”. However, when top competitors like Google, started to takeover market, the company shifted its focus on major online media companies. It has acquired several internet brands and dominated the market quite a lot. In 2015, AOL was acquired by Verizon Communications for $4.4 billion. You can still find AOL search today, but it is only a part of Verizon communication not a full-grown search engine.

market share of top 5 search engines

8. Naver

The market share of Naver jumps up to 0.13% right away, which provides it with the 8th place in the top search engines list. It needs to be stated that Naver is the most successful search engine in South Korea having 75% market share in the country. It is often referred as the South Korean Google. The search engine started providing service in 1999, it was the first ever web portal that developed its own Korean search engine. Now just as Google, Naver also provides a multitude service associated with different dimensions of internet. There is email client, children’s search engine, web portal, translation services, encyclopaedia and many more services offered by Naver.

Naver has implemented a technique of monopolizing their control over South Korean Market. Other search engines are not allowed to access its collection of knowledge base and blogs. Even though the search engine is very popular in South Korea, it has a very little chance for the search engine to dominate the international market, since Google is still the best service that one can gain when it comes to looking for answers.

7. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo lands on the 7th position for the most successful search engines of the world. It has a market share of 0.39% in the global market. If you want a search engine that does all sort of things to protect your privacy, then you should go for DuckDuckGo. The tagline of DuckDuckGo is “privacy, simplified”. DuckDuckGo explains itself as, “The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any trade-offs.”  

This search engine does not store any of your personal information and show you relevant advertisements. It also offers you a very handy chrome extension to make it easier to switch. It is quite easy to say that DuckDuckGo is rapidly growing and receiving a good amount of search queries from all around the world. It receives almost 27.4 million search requests everyday now. The growth of the search engine is quite promising since it protects privacy like no other.

6. Ask

Ask holds a market share of 0.72% and it has the sixth position in the list of top search engines. It is also 100 times smaller than Google and 10 times smaller than Bing. It was founded in the year of 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in California. It was named “Ask Jeeves” ay first. The primary aim of the developers was to develop a question-and-answer service. Later it turned into a search engine and became only “Ask”. In 2010 Ask gave up on the search engine market due to extreme competition. However, you can still find Ask.com as it is now powered by Google itself.

 

 

5. Yandex

Yandex is the fifth search engine to acquire the global market share by 1.53%. It is the most popular search engine in Russia and has a search traffic of 55% in the region. Yandex is also quite popular among the users of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey. Just as Naver and Google Yandex also offers different services for helping out the users. There are 70 different services that are offered by the search engine. The name Yandex was adopted in the year of 1993 and stands for “Yet Another iNDEXer.”

Yandex is specially designed to understand and interpret Russian language, which can be quite tricky to make up. In 2011 Yandex went public and became the second largest sector after Google during that time. Yandex is quite easy to use, which is a reason for the search engine to acquire the second largest position in the markets of Russia.

4. Yahoo!

Yahoo! comes 4th in the top search engines in the world list for having a market share of 3.39%. It was founded by two partners Jerry Yang and David Filo, in the year 1994. The search engine was originally named as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web,” but it was quickly renamed to Yahoo!. Yahoo stands for Yet Another Hierarchical Organized Oracle. Yahoo! Also provides a number of other services along with being a search engine, such as Yahoo! Mail. The search engine has certainly seen its height in the year of 2000 when it witnessed a valuation of $125 billion.

However, the success was not long lived. Back in 1998, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (who now comes under the list of Top 10 Richest Personalities in 2022) tried to sell Google to Yahoo! for only $1,000,000 and Yahoo! refused their offer. But soon after that Yahoo! potentially lost to Google. And now Yahoo! does not even power their own search engine rather the searches are powered by Microsoft Bing, hence, the results are pretty much similar. Yahoo! still provides a variety of services but those are now hardly used.

3. Baidu

The third largest search engine of the world is Baidu with a market capture of 7.34%. It is China’s most used search engine. Baidu absolutely dominates Chinese market and leaves a very little space for Google to enter. The search engine was founded back in the year of 2000 and now it is recognised as one of the largest internet service and artificial intelligence companies all over the world.

China certainly has the “largest and most sophisticated online censorship operation in the world”, which the search engines need to comply before entering the market of China. This is certainly one of the reasons why Baidu dominates the Chinese market and is referred as “The Great Firewall of China.”

top 10 search engines of the world

2. Bing

It is not a surprise that Bing is the second largest search engine of the world having a market share of 8.04%. even after being quite smaller than Google, it holds a good market share in many nations. Bing is owned and managed by Microsoft that direct searches from MSN search and Windows Live. Just as Google, Bing also offers different services as well as different tabs of videos, maps, news, and images.  

Bing reportedly receives as much as, 1.3 billion visits each month. Bing also offers analytical tools, like Bing webmaster’s tool. As most of the businesses and professionals focus on Google, there are always less competition in Bing, so it can be a good tool to start your business with. Bing also partners with Yahoo! from July 2009.

1. Google

As everyone already knows Google takes up the first place in the chart of Top Search Engines of the world. The search engine dominates the global market with 92.18% market share. The popularity and the demand of Google can hardly be deciphered.

Google was developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1996. The duo developed the search engine and aimed to sell it to the big companies. Excite, the internet company, was offered Google with an exchange of only $750,000. However, the company rejected the offer. Page and Brin tried to sell Google to Yahoo! as well, but they also were not interested. And now Google and Alphabet are worth of more than $750 billion making Brin and Page two of the richest personalities of the world. The name Google was derived from the word googol, which means 10 raised to the power of 100.

Google has extended its area of services and has become much more than just search engine. It has several other software solutions, such as Google lens, Google drive, Google maps, Google translation and many more. It has acquired YouTube and has also invested in hardware, such as smartphones and laptops. Google has also launched Alexa, a virtual assistant, that has become quite popular.

Google is certainly a one-stop solution for every query and that is what makes the search engine so popular among the internet users.

Search engines are a helpful tool to assist us in our everyday life. While most of us are maybe using Google, there is absolutely no harm in trying the other ones. So, if you want to discover something new, try any of the search engine from our list.

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