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Differences Between Some Search Engines

To list a few, there are: Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and many more.

The last link below, is what gave me the idea to give this blog post, to make a more simplified and more understandable difference between each and why. I will start with the most popular and chat about a few others.

  • Google was launched in 1997 and is the most used search engine in the world (and is often the most visited website in the world). Tracks what you do to add their own bias to the results.
  • Bing search engine is by Microsoft (launched in 2009). Adds some bias to the results.
  • Yahoo is a search engine that was launched in 1995, and since 29 July 2009, has been powered by Bing. Adds some bias to the results.
  • Ask is a general-purpose search engine. Adds some bias to the results.
  • DuckDuckGo is a Meta-search engine and respects search privacy. It does not track what you do.

I asked each of them the same question “Best Linux OS for Windows users” and this is the short answer result:

  • Google gave me some of the correct results with a lot more of what they want me to check out. In the end, this does not help with business SEO efforts.
  • Bing, Yahoo & Ask gave me similar and better result than Google with other options included.
  • DuckDuckGo gave me more to the point of what I wanted without the extras that may not be relevant.

When I ask each of the search engines “Linux OS Windows Best”.

In the end, they almost came up with the same answers with slightly different orders and less different options. All where more to the point of what I wanted, except Google which gave me options such as Linux VS Windows, which Linux is more beautiful, etc.

Summary

In the end I primarily use DuckDuckGo because it gives me the results I am looking for most often. I use many other search engines, when I am doing research on a topic and I want a wider prospective on the topic at hand. And I also use the info in my Search Tips blog post.

Here are four links that you can refer to for more information:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines
www.ebizmba.com/articles/search-engines
l-lists.com/en/lists/qukoen.html
The web now belongs to google and that should worry us all


Happy Surfing!

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2018
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Sept 23 - Wi-fi vs Data
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2016
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Oct 16 - Facebook App VS Browsers
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