Comprehensive list of search engines
On this page we have listed the top 10 general purpose search engines of 2014. People from the everywhere in the world uses these search engines daily to look up stuff on the Internet. If you are looking for a specific type of search engine, such as a meta or blog search engine; or one specializing in a particular industry – like a job search engine; you will not be able to find this information on this page. As our list of search engines contains only the most common generally used ones. We have listed them by descending order, added links to stats about them, and written a short description of each of them.
Launched in 2000, Gigablast aims to index up to 200 billion pages with the least amount of hardware possible. It’s one of the leading clean-energy websites online with a whopping 90% of its equipment receiving power from wind energy.
Launched on November 1, 2010, blekko is quickly becoming known as the “slashtag” engine. blekko’s slashtags allow you to quickly and easily create custom searches. blekko also offers some of the best free optimzation and anlysis tools for webmasters. There is currently no website submit form for blekko. Blekko will crawl and index your website after finding it through sites that are linked to your. There is no need to submit your site to blekko.
Entireweb.com – Originally launched in 2000, Entireweb launched their International search engine Entireweb 3.0 on April 7th, 2010 to compete with the current market leaders. It provides a number of advertising programs to help you get exposure, but you can also certainly Submit your website to Entireweb for free.
Since 1996, Scrub The Web claims to rank all indexed pages individually, with all pages getting an equal chance of ranking high in their search results. Submit your website to Scrub The Web.
Yandex.com – Beta-Launched in 2010, this search engine offers people around the globe to the opportunity to search pages in English, French, German and other European languages. It’s a spin-off of Russia’s predominant search engine, Yandex.ru, which has been around since 1997. Features include free email, an API and search suggestions.
DuckDuckGo.com – Founded in September of 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo (DDG) prides itself on respecting user privacy. Duck Duck Go compiles its result by crawling many sources, including DuckDuckBot (their web crawler), crowd-sourced sites, Yahoo! “BOSS”, embed.ly, WolframAlpha, EntireWeb, Blekko and Bing. There is no need to submit your website to Duck Duck Go.
Ask.com – Formally known as Ask Jeeves, Ask was founded in 1996 with the idea of allowing users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, as well as traditional keyword searching. Today Ask.com includes support for math, dictionary, and conversion questions. In November of 2010 Ask.com announced it would no longer be crawling, indexing and ranking its own pages, and will instead be outsourcing that to Google or Bing. Ask will continue to focus heavily on Q&A. There is no need to submit your site to Ask.
Yahoo.com – Started in 1994 by David Filo and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! was originally a directory of websites that later became its own crawler-based engine in 2002. As of late 2009, Yahoo! was the second biggest search engine on the web. However, in late August of 2010, Yahoo!’s results started using Bing’s index. As of Feb. 1 2012, Alexa reports Yahoo.com as the 4th most visited website globally. Submit your website to Yahoo!.
Bing.com – Launched in 2009 by Microsoft, Bing is their latest web-based search service. In late August, Bing officially started delivering Yahoo!’s results. Former Microsoft search engines include Microsoft Live and MSN. As of February 1 2012, Alexa reports Bing.com as the 26th most visited website worldwide. Submit your website to Bing. Bing powers: Yahoo, AltaVista, AlltheWeb, GoodSearch, Lycos, Go.com and many other websites delivering results to their users.
Google.com – Launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google is by far the most popular search engine globally. Originally named BackRub, Google’s network of sites roughly get 65% of all the United States queries and is considered by most people to be the world’s best. As of Oct. 3 2010, Alexa reports Google.com as the most visited website worldwide. Submit your website to Google. Google powers: AOL (including CompuServe & Netscape), MySpace, Comcast Search and many other websites.