There are hundreds of search engines on the Internet. Which is the one that is best to use? That would certainly depend on what you are looking for. Nobody wants to go through a hundred search engines to find the information they need. Knowing what the best search engines have available for you will help you decide which one to use.
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The Best of The Best
1. DuckDuckGo.com. Founded by Gabriel Weinberg, this simple search engine is easy to use. All the most useful information is given right on the first page that pops up. There are fewer pop-ups on this particular search engine, making it a quick and easy search for things you need to know in a hurry, popular with students looking to get to the relevant information without going through piles of advertising.
2. Ask.com. Garret Greuner and David Warthen developed ask.com in 1996. Another search engine that is easy to use, this one says exactly what it does. Ask a question and get to an answer. Type in a question and this search engine will give the most popular sites relevant to your question.
3. Dogpile. In November 1996 Dogpile was created and developed by Aaron Flin before Google, but once Google exploded onto the scene Dogpile took a back seat and was in the background for quite some time. Now gaining momentum, Dogpile is a meta search engine, searching different engines for the answers and making sure there is no duplication. It has a clean presentation, with great crosslinks to make your search thorough.
4. Bing. Developed by Microsoft, Bing made its début in 2009. Bing changes its background image on a daily basis, with information relevant to the image being displayed as well.
5. The Internet Archive. This search engine has taken and stored pictures for years. It is a digital library with free access to all stored knowledge. Founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996 The Internet Archive is recognized in the state of California as a library. Search for info, learn more about the history of the lotto, or about any president, or any other information you would use a library for.
6. Yippy. Formerly Clusty, Yippy was developed by Vivisimo, a company built on Web search technology. Clusty was acquired by Yippy in 2010. Yippy is your guide to the obscure, such as tough to find news or an old hobby that you need to research.
7. Yahoo. This is the “everything” search engine, founded by Jerry Lang and David Filo in 1994. It is one of the largest websites in the United States, being used by roughly 700 million people a month. You can use Yahoo to check the latest baseball stats, as well as learn more about sweepstakes.
8. Mahalo. Launched by May 2007 by Jason Calacanis, Mahalo.com is a human search engine. All inquiries are researched by people in the office. You will not get the volume of hits you would get with a Yahoo, but the information is personally researched.
9. Webopedia. Developed by Pratt and Whitney in 2001, Webopedia is an encyclopedia-based website to decipher the lingo of the Internet, the resource to become more computer savvy.
10. Google. The king of search of search engines, Google is the largest single catalogue of web pages available today.
Making An Informed Decision
Cutting down on the time it takes to get to important information is the best way to make sure you have the correct information. Knowing the best way to get there will definitely save you that time.