Google is the absolute search engine in England and in many countries around the world. And let’s be honest, it still works very well. So why would you want to change it? Mainly by personal motivation: planetary espionage, use of your personal data… In England, leaving Google is almost seen as an activist act. But to go where? A quick review of alternative search engines …
It is the big competitor of Google. The search engine made in Microsoft, built on the ruins of the old MSN Search, offers good search functionalities with an interface that is similar to the giant of Mountain View. It is even faster if used with Internet Explorer. Note that in the new version of the operating system of Apple OSX 10.10 Yosemite which will release this Fall, Bing is used by default in the new Spotlight search system.
2. Duck Duck Go
It’s the little engine that goes up being openly anti-Google. Called the search engine that doesn’t spy on you, it doesn’t keep any personal information. Duck Duck Go recently got a new interface integrating a disambiguation search system (if you are looking for Orange, it will suggest categories to refine your search – for example the orange revolution, the fruit, the color, the company …) It also offers targeted research for cooking recipes.
3. Million Short
He starts from the observation that search results on the internet are more and more standardized and that Internet users lose the opportunity to make real beautiful new discoveries. recipe is simple: Million Short automatically removes the first 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 or 1 million results, so the most popular results like facebook, linkedin, wikipedia, about or yelp, just like “garages” sites, are gone.
Difficult to miss the one with Bing and Google is the third musketeer of web search. Organized in the form of a portal, it offers quite classically searches for images, news, maps … and for good reason, since most of the results are provided by Bing, following an agreement dating from July 2009! The interest of Yahoo lies mainly in its global editorial portal and its many ancillary services, such as Flickr for finding photos.
Founded by French people, Qwant’s interest is to offer you research results organized by themes and by large columns, including a “social” dimension. There are several possible display modes, one of which is reminiscent of Pinterest with results displayed in the form of blocks.
It’s Google without Google! This search engine uses the power and results of Google but never sends any personal information about you. Your requests on Startpage are filtered anonymously and it does not record any IP address on its servers or install any cookies on your computer.
For ecological research and to keep a good conscience on the Internet! Indeed, this search engine belonging to a German company with social vocation reverses 80% of its income to a tree planting program in Brazil Ecosia uses a house search algorithm based on the results of Yahoo and Bing.
It’s a “Google News” search tool but power 10! Are you looking for information or an article in the news? Then this multi-media search engine Find out what you need from 50,000 media sources in Europe, owned by Kantar Media, Pickanews helps you find the article you’re looking for, and then pay for the article.
A search engine specializing in photographs free of rights or for commercial use. In fact, Photopin does not invent anything, it just exploits the results of Flickr by filtering out the usable images and the corresponding licenses. Convenient for illustrating a blog or site.
It is a reverse image search engine. The principle is simple: you have a photo on your computer and you no longer know which site you are using. Just take it in Tineye which analyzes the characteristics of the image to display the site or sites that currently display this image, without even looking at its metadata. Impressive!