Most Popular Search Engines
Search engines help us to fetch the results from a big database in almost nanoseconds. Why are they called the best search engine, is this on the basis of usage or they are well known? We present you a list of top famous search engines on web.
1. Google: Google is the best and the most widely used search engine in this world with having more than three billion searches every day. Google Search Engine is owned by the Google Inc. and it was launched on September 15, 1997. The current global ranking of Google according to alexa is 1st and an estimate of more than 1,100,000,000 unique monthly visitors. Google search is also famous for its vast and enhanced searching options.
2 Yahoo: Yahoo search was launched by the Yahoo Inc. on 1st March 1995. Yahoo is the second outsized search engine available on web after Google, the query volume of Yahoo is 5.45%. Yahoo Search is available in 40 different languages and also contains some attractive features on its toolbox. Yahoo is the oldest web search directory and has almost 250,000,000 unique visitors every month. The global rank of Yahoo Search on Alexa is 4. In 2009 Yahoo and Microsoft made a deal in which Bing will power Yahoo Search.
3. Bing: Bing is the third most famous and most used search engine across the globe. It was launched almost 5 years ago on 1st June, 2009 by Microsoft. Bing is a multilingual search engine that is available in 40 different languages. Its ranking according to alexa is 24 and it has almost 300,000,000 unique visitors every month. Bing was previously known as Live Search, Windows Live Search and MSN Search.
4. Ask: Ask is also known as Ask Jeeves and it was founded by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California in 1995. Ask search engine is bit different in terms of other web search engines, in this you search in the form of question and it will respond you with the best answer for your question. Ask uses the crawler based technology to provide the results to its users. Its global ranking according to alexa is 30.
5 Aol: Aol is another very famous web search engine, it uses Google crawler based index to provide the results to the users. The global ranking of Aol according to alexa is 111 and the number of unique monthly visitors for Aol is almost 75,000,000 per month. The results for a search on Aol shows almost similar results to that of Google.
6. Wow: Wow has a global ranking of 704 on alexa and the estimate of monthly unique visitors is about 66,000,000. The www.wow.com has been retained by the AOL since it gained CompuServe. Its ranking on Quantcast is 26, Wow supports many interactive features and is enhanced by Google.
7. HotBot: HotBot is a web search engine and it is currently possessed by the Lycos. It was launched in the year 1996 by Wired magazine. HotBot provides a quick access to three major crawler based search engines Teoma, Google and Yahoo. The search results to HotBot are served by the Inktomi. For listing on HotBot you should be listed with the three major crawlers that it can query. Its global ranking according to Alexa is 63,912.
8. Lycos: Lycos is a very famous search engine and a web portal which was founded by the Pittsburgh in the year 1994. The global ranking of Lycos according to alexa is 4,787 and it has traffic of about 3,271,280 visitors per month. Lycos has a global presence in more than 40 countries and is owned by the Terra Lycos, it also owns the HotBot search engine.