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5 Alternatives to Google you should try in 2018

If you want to find something over the internet, you will just google it. In fact, Google's prominence over search so dominant that we are now even using the verb googling to search even local files saved on devices. However, Google's business model and its gigantic size make it little courteous to users' privacy. In fact, there are so many other specialized search engines that at times do a better job in a certain type of web search than Google. So if you are someone with privacy concerns, Google has too much of your data, or just want to try a new search engine, here are 5 alternatives.

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is one of the fastest growing search engines that focus on user privacy. It is built on open source platform and doesn't collect or sell any of data from your search history. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn't rely on a single source to find answers to the queries. Its search results are powered by 400 different individual sources. And, if you are not a fan of sifting through multiple pages of search results, then Duckduck go provides with one single infinite scrolling results.

Bing

Bing
Bing

Bing is the second biggest search engine after Google and they are owned by Microsoft. Although they claim the second place in the search engine race, they are light years behind Google in terms of user numbers. Unlike other search engines on this list, Bing is aesthetically pleasing with beautiful photos on the home page. However, Bing is literally a like for like Google replacement in every way.

Yippy

Yippy
Yippy

Yippy is a search engine developed by the folks at Carnegie Mellon University. It was found in 2009 and it provides deeper searcher as opposed to broader results provided by other search engines. Yippy uses a conventional search engine to find pages that are harder to find generally as users can further narrow down the search results.

WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha
WolframAlpha

Calling Wolfram Alpha another search engine will be a gross injustice to this powerful service. Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine. What this means, it gives straightforward answers to your queries in a clutter-free, clean layout. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science and mathematics.

StartPage

StartPage
StartPage

StartPage is another privacy-focused search engine. StartPage give you the best of both worlds: Google search results, complete privacy protection. StartPage also offers to protect you from 'filter bubbles'. While other search engines deliver results based on what they know about you rather than giving you equal access to the internet, StartPage provides users the search results without any 'personalization'.

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