Monday, April 6, 2020

Google Alternative: 6 Best Search Engines to Use in 2020

Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet. Google finds its place to be that super awesome place from which you can demand anything. Well, to be very precise one gets the scalability of a plethora of services. But how it all started? Take a flashback, when in the 90s, the Internet has already struck the minds of people like an information bank from where various online kinds of services can be procured and used. But, the biggest hurdle was the unawareness/ unharnessed locality.

Yes, we didn’t know how to tap the locations. But with the advancement of humans and technology has an unprecedented match. We found search engines, and the rest is history. Just think about how things have changed and what search engines mean to your life. Wherever you sit in the strata of society, you must have witnessed the frequency of its usage in contemporary times. The term has started with the search engines - “Google it”. But, it is not the only place where you can search for anything. We, at SingleWindowTech, will showcase the different spaces in the search engine domain.

1. Bing:

Bing has the ability and capacity to somewhere overthrow Google from its place in terms of search engine. At present, it holds around 17% of the world’s search engine market. It gives an edge to you on the grounds of Video searching giving you a grid of large thumbnails that you can click on to play or preview if you hover over them. 

They contain a bigger database in terms of autocomplete suggestions, almost 80% larger base than Google, which enhances the search capability. Even, this search engine can prove very handy for the programmers. The advance filters allow refining search results in terms of properties such as image size, aspect ratio, color or black and white, photo or illustration, and facial features recognition. 

Bing features ads and abilities such as conversion, translation, spell check, sports score, flight tracking, etc. Bing also has mobile apps on Android as well as iOS. Bing has a stronger audience base in the adult basket. Research has revealed that the typical user on Bing is generally over the age of 35, most commonly between the ages of 55 and 64, and most are parents.

2. BoardReader:

This kind of search engine is unique in itself as it holds a distinctive position in terms of Forum based searches. The BoardReader application searches for, locate and displays information from multiple web sources, such as online forums, message boards, blogs, news sources, and videos.

The BoardReader application is a feed aggregator. It connects to the BoardReader website, and it downloads and imports data into the InfoSphere BigInsights file system. The application uses the REST API to query the web and retrieve results. You can streamline the search by specifying various information.  It is implemented using a pretty standard “manual partitioning” scheme with different forum sites mapped to different “table groups” with each server handling bunch of these. 

3. Yahoo:

Yahoo and Google seem like step-brother. Both have shown the course of competitive action since the time of their induction in the search engine industry.

While it is slightly difficult to measure relevancy as it depends upon the user to user experience, an experiment showed that Yahoo generates more relevant results with a slightly higher relevancy degree of 4.8 compared to Google’s 4.6. 

Getting Web apps to work correctly in all browsers can be challenging. Yahoo, unlike some Web companies, solves this problem by giving Web developers free access to its massive Yahoo User Interface Library.

The social media posting network has a bigger basket in Yahoo. Tumblr and Flickr, once independent blog and photo sites, now belong to Yahoo. Tumblr ID to create your own blog posts and share them with the world. Flickr is a free service where you view and share high-quality photos with the Flickr community.

4. DuckDuckGo:

This one is really the coolest of all due to the extra added and embedded benefits it provides to you. It holds the feature of privacy which brings privacy to touching your doorsteps. We'll block hidden trackers and encrypt connections to keep you more private.  

Another best thing about them is that they hold a transparent privacy policy of not storing any kind of personal information. It has been growing steadily for years and has also recently taken outside investment to scale its efforts to capitalize on the growing international appetite for pro-privacy products.

DuckDuckGo displays relevant results, called Instant Answers, on top of the search page. These Instant Answers are collected from either third party APIs or static data sources like text files. The Instant Answers are called zero-click info because the intention behind these is to provide what the user is searching for on the search result page itself so that the user does not have to click any results to find what they are looking for. 

DuckDuckGo introduced anonymous searching, including an exit enclave, for its search engine traffic using the Tor network and enabling access through an onion service. This allows anonymity by routing traffic through a series of encrypted relays.

5. Dogpile:

This is a shrewd and smarter one as it holds the amazing blend of finding out results. Dogpile is a metasearch engine for information on the World Wide Web that fetches results from Google, Yahoo!, Yandex, Bing, and other popular search engines, including those from audio and video content providers such as Yahoo. 

Dogpile also displays result links on the right-hand side of the results page for clustering and refining searches even further.  Thus, the searcher can drill down into narrower subtopics without having to use advanced search tools. For the intrepid researcher, however, Dogpile also offers an Advanced search page. 

Supports Boolean-type searches for "all of these words," "the exact phrase," any of these words," or "none of these words". Supports searching by language and by date, to find sites updated after a certain date, before a certain date, and between two dates.

There are a few settings you can customize at Dogpile to adjust how the search behaves. Select Preferences at the top of any results page to access the preferences page.

6. SearchTeam: 

Well, if the nexus works like a well-coordinated space and helps to build a finer and better search. is a collaborative search and curation engine. SearchTeam allows collaborators to search together as a team for web pages, videos, pictures, reference materials, books and articles, and scholarly articles. 

This list compiles a list of tools that help the teamwork online, allowing team members to work from different places. Collaborators search the Web together, save and edit their results into the SearchSpace, and pick up next time where they left off. 

Results are organized into folders within the SearchSpace. Within these folders, collaborators can comment on search results, "like" them, post their thoughts, add search results, post links, or upload documents. This could save time, avoid repeated work, and leverage group knowledge when working with colleagues on a business project, collaborating on a school group project, or sharing interesting things with friends and family.

So next time when you search something on the web, don't just Google, try one of these as well.

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