Google already makes up approximately 40 percent of the internet.
It is by far the most popular search engine. And yet, it’s important to remember that it’s not the only search engine.
A growing number of people have become fed up with the monopoly of Google. That’s why people want to know about the other types of search engines which are available.
If you want to learn about alternative search engines, read the blog post below. Here we go!
- Ecosia – the Eco-Friendly Search Engine
The rate of deforestation is horrifying if you care about the environment. There is more than one soccer pitch of forest lost every second.
Deforestation contributes to global warming and destroys the habitats of a wide variety of wildlife. Therefore, we should everything we can to plant more trees.
That’s what the search engine Ecosia does. The ad profits generated by the search engine are invested in programs planting trees everywhere from Peru to Indonesia.
This is a search engine which has the capacity to do good for society like no other. Ecosia is available on either your desktop, laptop or your smartphone (both iOS and Android) as an app.
- Qwant – the Privacy Search Engine
Over three-quarters of Americans report privacy concerns during online activities.
Even though Google has made efforts to improve user privacy data access, Qwant takes this more seriously than most of the other search engines. As they put they are “the search engine that respects your privacy.”
You’re provided with numerous privacy tools to manage your data. Of course, your searches are not tracked either. Qwant uses Microsoft Bing technology.
You can search according to music, shopping, images and more, which provide an efficient and convenient search experience.
Even when you register with Qwant, cookies won’t track your browsing activities. If you cancel the account, the data is automatically deleted.
- SearchTeam – the Collaborative Search Engine
Even though there are many essential tools provided by Google for collaborative and team efforts, the search engine does not facilitate teamwork.
When you’re working together as a group to search for the same (or similar) information, then tracking your shared search history makes for a more effective search.
Are you planning a vacation together as a family? Are you running a project with your work colleagues? SearchTeam is an excellent alternative search engine for such niche tasks.
However, the disadvantage is that you have to pay for it, unlike other search engines. If you’re interested, you can enjoy a stripped down trial version before paying to subscribe.
- Kiddle – the Child Safe Search Engine
Over 76 percent of parents are concerned about child safety online. Google allows users to add safe searches. However, Kiddle is a dedicated child safety search engine.
If you want to know your child can’t access inappropriate material through a search engine, then Kiddle is perfect for you. It’s also got kid-friendly visuals, such as big fonts and bright colors.
Even when you search for complex “adult” subjects, such as Brexit or Healthcare, child-friendly answers come up. This makes Kiddle great for child education too.
- JustWatch – the Streaming Search Engine
Everyone knows the feeling. You’re searching through Netflix, then Amazon Prime and then HBO to find something to watch.
By the time you’ve found something to please everyone, you can’t be bothered to watch anything anymore.
You would never think to turn to a search engine to solve this problem. But JustWatch provides you with everything you need to know about what’s streaming right now.
How can I watch season 4 of The Wire? Can I stream 1981’s the Raiders of the Lost Ark?
You can discover this and more on JustWatch. The niche search engine also allows you to set your preferences according to your genres of choice and ratings.
You download the app for your smartphone or tablet on Andriod and iOS as well.
- Yippy – the Organized Search Engine
Are you a neat freak? If you feel overwhelmed by the search engine results provided by Google.
Then, Yippy may provide you with an organized results page which you can really get the heart of what you’re looking for.
Yippy – previously known as Clutsy – combines the power of several search engines to produce results which can be categorized.
For example, when you search the word “house”, you’ll be suggested categories which include; white house, house prices, and neighborhood.
Learn more about alternatives to Google services and products beyond the search engine.
- Giphy – the GIF Search Engine
Around 63 percent of Americans are GIF users. Sometimes GIFs can say what you want to say better than any words could. They’re also a lot of fun!
However, do you ever struggle to find the perfect GIF for the occasion? Do you worry that your GIF game isn’t always up to scratch?
Mad at your friend’s stupidity? So excited about your birthday? Whatever you’re feeling, there’s a GIF out there for it.
Giphy is a dedicated GIF search engine. If the GIF exists, then you can be pretty confident that you’re going to be able to find it on Giphy.
More Types of Search Engines
Are you sick and tired of always turning to Google when you need an answer?
Whether you’re concerned about your privacy or you want to live more ecologically, then there are many types of search engines for any need.
We don’t just love alternative search engines. We’re all about the weird, wonderful and alternatives at Weirdomatic.
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