Here are 10 sites to help you find anything you need

There are brands so popular that they end up being associated with a product or a service. It has happened with cola drinks, paper tissues, video game consoles… and with internet search engines, since for many people, there is only Google.

We must add that Google is the number one search engine site in most countries and receives millions of queries daily. The main purpose of the Google search engine is to help you search for text on web pages, rather than other types of data.

Despite its popularity, it follows poor privacy practices: it does not block third-party tracking cookies by default, nor does it block crypto mining scripts, nor does it block social trackers. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It could be useful in case you like to see personalized ads.

The multicolored logo of the company owned by Alphabet has been with us since the beginning of the internet and is by far the most used search engine with a market share of 92%, according to data from Statista.

All web pages created on the internet are designed and written taking into account the Google algorithm to appear in the first positions of searches. And the company is the fifteenth with the best reputation in the world according to the 2021 RepTrak ranking. But there are more options beyond Google. These are the 10 most useful sites to help you find anything you need.

1. Ask:

As its name indicates, the format with which this search engine was originally developed was that of questions and answers; however, now it also allows searches on traditional keywords and targets to show searches more instinctive than with some other search engine sites.

It was created to find answers to questions asked in colloquial language, making it more intuitive. It has been criticized because it installs a search bar in the browser that is difficult to uninstall.

2. Dogpile:

Dogpile is one of the unique metasearch engines. It gathers data from several search engines at the same time. It is easy to use and has the option to search websites, images, videos, and news.

It shows results from popular websites such as Yandex, Google, Yahoo, Bing, and many other sites. So that you don’t have to search for the results on different platforms. Dogpile looks through all of these websites and fetches the best results for you.

On the negative side, trying not to accept more cookies than necessary implies that the user must spend considerable time on this. Gives the option to hide or delete recent searches.

3. DuckDuckGo:

It is one of the widely used search engine sites by those who want to safeguard the privacy of their data on the internet. It doesn’t store user information, so what they do remains anonymous. 

It uses various sources for its searches and offers fast results. It includes almost no advertising and the interface is clean. It has a Chrome extension and you can also use DuckDuckGo’s own mobile browser, with a search engine, tracker blocker, and encryption.

This search engine is mainly focused on privacy. It has been growing for years as a solid alternative to search engines such as Google or Bing. But unlike these, it doesn’t track its users or segment them for advertising purposes.

4.  PhoneHistory:

Do you want to know who is calling or texting you? If you want to identify unknown texters or callers, then PhoneHistory is one of the best websites we have come across. It also uncovers the caller’s full name, personal details, phone history, state, city, area code, and much more. No more anonymous calls!

5. Microsoft Bing:

It is Microsoft’s search engine that includes a list of search suggestions in real-time, a list of related searches, and uses semantic technology.

It is the second most used search engine used by 3% of internet users. It has common features with Google, such as currency conversion or text translation. Visually it’s nice, as the background images are beautiful HD snapshots, and it’s also convenient for video searches.

6. Leadar:

Leadar is a new website that provides contact data for your sales, marketing, and recruitment needs. The best part of this tool is that it has over 110 million contacts with all their details. It is completely US-focused and you can grab the details of any person or company with multiple search options such as name, job title, social media, education, company, location, professional skills, and much more.

7. Yahoo! Search:

It is one of the oldest search engines that was dominating the market before Google became the most popular one, although it is no longer as popular as it was 20 years ago. It maintains a loyal user base, especially in the US. It is more than a search engine as it includes email, news, and weather reports.

8. Baidu:

In Chinese “Baidu” means “hundred times”. This engine has a design similar to that of Google and includes the possibility of searching for news, images, and songs, among other functions. Here is a curious fact: its name comes from a classical Chinese poem by the poet Xin Qiji, written during the Song dynasty, about a man who was looking for the love of his life.

9. Yandex:

Yandex deals with more than 50% traffic from the total traffic in Russia which means it has a huge user database. It’s popular not only in Russia, but also in the USA, Turkey, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and many other countries. In addition to a search engine site, Yandex also provides a cloud storage service. On their cloud, you can store your important files.

10. AOL:

AOL is a popular web portal from the USA, it is based in New York City. If you are interested in politics, entertainment, finance, lifestyle, sports, weather, or anything, AOL provides the best results. Like many other search engine sites, AOL is also available as an app. It offers everything from the latest news to fast-loading emails and many trending and popular videos. Its app brings everything to your smart device.