Google is the most used search engine in the world. And rest assured, we know it’s not a scoop! With more than 90% market share in France, it is essential.
However, the monopoly of American society can disturb or even worry and you may want to turn to another tool. Here is a selection of alternative search engines to Google, which you may find useful.
Bing is the second most used search engine in the world. This tool developed by Microsoft is very relevant thanks to the quality of its algorithm. In terms of presentation, the home page highlights one photo per day (which can be downloaded free of charge) and presents recent news from the country in which you are geolocated. Even if the search results are a little less rich, Bing remains an excellent alternative to Google.
What sets DuckDuckGo apart from the rest? It does not collect data from its users, so there is no tracking.
For the rest, the engine is largely inspired by Google with the equivalent of rich snippets and instant responses. The interface is fully customizable.
Qwant is a French search engine which, like the previous one, does not collect personal data. The search interface offers an original approach that is very different from other engines. It is divided into 3 themes:
- search results
- Results on social networks
Qwant is supported by the French government and also offers a junior version for younger users.
Ecosia is a German engine. The company has created a partnership with Yahoo! and Bing, to build on their research results and generate revenue from advertising.
The particularity ? 80% of these revenues are donated to a tree planting program in Brazil. What makes Ecosia the greenest of the search engines.
Searx is an open source search engine. It aims to protect the privacy of its users. It is a meta-engine. This means that it aggregates search results from other platforms, without retaining the search data of its users. The results could be improved but this engine represents an interesting alternative.
Another creation Made In France. Lilo is a search engine that uses the money generated by online advertising for ecological and social investments. Even better, you choose the projects you would like to see funded. The icing on the cake, Lilo does not collect data about you or your research in order to respect your privacy.
Youcare is a French search engine, also has a charitable purpose. Its objective is to finance meals for abandoned animals, thanks to the income from online advertisements.
With all this exoticism, we would almost forget one of the best known engines: Yahoo! No doubt because of its lack of notoriety in France. However, Yahoo! Remains one of the most used search engines in the world and in Asia in particular. Some studies even believe that it is the best search engine. In addition to the richness of its results, it also offers very complete and varied news thanks to the “trends of the day”.
Startpage another search engine that intends to ensure respect for your privacy. None of your personal data is stored and no cookies are used. As a user, you can also set your search preferences. Please note, however, if you do not use IxQuick regularly, the search engine reserves the right to delete the history after 90 days of inactivity on the site.
Yippy is a search engine that offers its results in clustering , that is to say by creating a partition of information. Concretely, this means that each indexed page is analyzed and linked with others according to its content. This makes it possible to propose different categories of results for the same search. For example for the request “trip to Rome”. To the left of the SERP, you will find groups of results such as “hotels”, “guided tours”, “discover Rome on foot”, etc.