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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

91.62%

2

Bing

3.38%

3

Yandex

1.65%

4

Yahoo!

1.12%

5

Baidu

0.96%

6

DuckDuckGo

0.51%

 

Table 1

10. Internet Archive

In the 10th position of the top search engines of the world we have Internet Archive. Previously this position was acquired by Seznam but in 2023 Internet Archive rose to popularity and became 10th most popular search engine of the world.

Internet Archive is the only search engine in this list, which is completely non-profit. The users can use the search engine to find websites, free books and applications, software, movies and many more.

The search engine reportedly has a collection of 845B websites, 39M books and 11M movies. It also has several other online sources that you can choose from. WayBackMachine is one of the most popular features of Internet Archive, which you can use to trace what a website looked like in previous days since 1996.

 

9. AOL

AOL 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.

search engine market size 2023

8. Ecosia

Ecosia, established in 2009 by Christian Kroll and headquartered in Berlin, operates as a socially conscious business with a unique mission—it serves as a search engine dedicated to funding tree planting and restoration endeavors.

The unique approach of the search engine has made it 8th one in our list of top search engines of the world.

Often referred to as the "tree planting search engine," Ecosia relies on Bing as its search results provider, operating under a partnership agreement. The financial backbone of Ecosia's tree-planting initiatives lies in the display of ads within its search results; the organization earns a modest share each time a user clicks on one of these ads. Approximately 45 searches are estimated to be the equivalent of financing the planting of a single tree.

Despite holding a relatively small market share of around 0.10% in the search engine landscape, Ecosia boasts an impressive user base of 20 million individuals. The impact of their tree-planting initiative is substantial, resulting in the cultivation of over 180 million trees.

Financially, Ecosia reports a monthly income of $4 million, underscoring the viability of their innovative approach in merging technology with environmental conservation. Through this model, Ecosia exemplifies how digital platforms can contribute meaningfully to ecological sustainability while maintaining financial viability.

7. Ask

Ask has the seventh 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.

 

 

6. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo lands on the 6th position for the most successful search engines of the world. It has a market share of 0.51% in the global market as of December 2023. 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.

5. Baidu

The third largest search engine of the world is Baidu with a market capture of 0.96% as of December 2023. 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.”

4. Yahoo!

Yahoo! comes 4th in the top search engines in the world list for having a market share of 1.12% as of December 2023. In recent time, the market share of Yahoo is constantly dropping, which tells of the decreasing popularity of the search engine among the users.

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.

top 10 search engines of the world

3. Yandex

Yandex is the fifth search engine to acquire the global market share by 1.65% as of December 2023. 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 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.

2. Bing

It is not a surprise that Bing is the second largest search engine of the world having a market share of 3.38% as of December 2023. even after being quite smaller than Google, it holds a good market share in many nations. Although Bing's market share is constantly dropping. 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 91.61% market share as of December 2023. 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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