Internet is all about searching different websites and webpages. Search engine is the most important part of the modern internet industry. Most of the people on internet are using searching engines to find the exact information about any topic. Only Google is processing over 40,000 search queries every second, Now imagine 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year only Google processing. Google have 67% share in overall search queries. Thousands of search engines operating worldwide but only some of search engines are most popular, we ranked top 10 most popular search engines in the world.
Google is the world’s most popular search engine processing over 67 percent of total search queries in the world. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Google has currently more than one million web servers around the world to keep their sites up. Google is available on all platforms. In 2010 Google introduced instant search results using AJAX technology which displays suggested results while the user types. Google is ranked as worlds most popular website in the world according to the alexa web rankings.
Bing is Microsoft’s answer to Google. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009. With Microsoft power bing has became the world’s most popular search engine in the world in just months. Bing has became the second most popular search engine in the United States with a query volume at about 20.8%. Its competitor Google is at 63.9%. According to the alexa web ranking Bing is the second most popular search engine in the world.
Yahoo is the third largest search engine in the world having query volume at 12.8%. Yahoo itself is not an actual search engine (like other real search engines having web servers around the world and crawling millions of webpages and ranking them on different parameters.). Yahoo is always acquiring some other search engines to power their search. In 2001 Yahoo acquired Inktomi to power their search results.From 2004 to July 2009 Yahoo search results were powered by Google Search, On July 2009 Yahoo and Bing signed on a contract to power Yahoo search results by Bing.
Baidu is the largest search engine in China having 71% of search engine market. Baidu was incorporated by Robin Li in 2000 from a small hotel room. In Sep 2015 government of China has banned more than 3000 websites including Google, this makes the Baidu the most powerful and usable search engine in China. According to the alexa web rankings Baidu is the world’s 4th most popular search engine.
AOL (American Online) is an American internet company having Search Engines, News websites, online weather portals. Originally AOL was an Internet service provider providing dialup services to millions of Americans in the era of Dial Up. Currently AOL is the fifth largest search engine in the United States having almost 10% share in search market. According to the alexa web rankings AOL is the 5th largest search engine in the world.
Ask.com commonly known as Ask Jeeve is a Question-Answer based web search engine. Users can ask any question without any restrictions. Ask.com was founded by by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California in 1995. Ask.com has been critisized by large number of internet users as they are using malwares ad ons to prmote their site. Ask.com is the 6th most popular search engine in the world.
Excite is 7th most popular search engine in the world. Excite was launched in 1995 having variety of content websites like news portals, fashion blogs, weather portals. People are always searching for excite websites content on excite’s homepage.