7 Sites Like Google - A Collection Of Search Engine Websites Like Google
Are you looking to move away from Google? Take a look at these sites like Google.
Google may be the king of the search engines but there are many other websites like Google that offer a different search engine experience. If you are looking for something particular in a search engine or simply sick of using Google to browse the web (or draw traffic to your website) then there are many other sites like Google available.
Stop by the comment section to share your favourite site like Google or recommend another search engine not featured on this page.
Why Are You Looking For A Site Like Google?
What Is Google?
Why Use Sites Like Google?
Google needs little introduction (you probably even found this page through Google). Google dominates the search engine industry, holding over 85% of the market, Google does not restrict itself to the search engine market though and has expanded into a number of other Internet services.
One of the main reasons that people look for sites like Google is due to privacy issues relating to the data that Google collects from users. Looking at Google alternatives is also an important consideration for webmasters to diversify traffic away from Google to better protect against Google algorithm shifts.
Despite Google's dominance there are still a handful of competitor's in the market that have taken the search engine industry in a different direction, protect your privacy and even pay you to use them as your main search engine to compete with the powerhouse that is Google.
Google and Bing - Personalised Results - Are Personalised Results Good Or A Privacy Invasion?
1 - DuckDuckGo
Protect Your Privacy With This Site Like Google
DucKDuckGo is my personal favourite when it comes to sites like Google, it is packed with fun features and best of all DuckDuckGo protects your privacy. The search results are a compilation of sources allowing top quality results and even blocks low quality sites or websites with substantial advertising.
The features don't stop there though for this great site like Google, DuckDuckGo offers plenty of goodies in the form of quick queries built into the search engine which allow for quick answers. If your looking to quickly calculate something, search only a particular website, generate a random password or simply flip a coin.
The best feature of DuckDuckGo though is the privacy protection it offers. Google (and the other popular search engines) are always gathering data which they use to identify and profile you, worst of all they use it to put you in the 'filter bubble' where Google controls which results it displays to you.
The success of DuckDuckGo speaks for itself with praise from The Washington Post, PCMag, The New York Times and even the Time's Top 50 Websites of 2011 award. If you are looking at sites like Google because you are interested in protecting your privacy then look no further.
2 - Bing
A Site Like Google That Will Pay You To Use It
Bing is still relatively new to the search engine market but has already seen some good success. Not only does it try to move away the white background style of Google (changing its colourful background regularly), Bing also rewards you for using it as your search engine.
Bing offers the same features as Google including image, video, maps and news specific search. Bing now also handles all searches performed through Yahoo making it the second largest search platform in terms of searches which makes it a popular alternative site to Google.
Bing has big plans for the future to tackle Google's dominate market position including social sidebar integration and faster indexing. If you are looking for a site like Google with minimal impact on the quality of your search results then Bing is currently your best option.
3 - Dogpile
Combine Search Engines With This Site Like Google
Why settle for one search engine when you can have more than one at your disposal? This is the idea behind Dogpile, which combines the search results from multiple search engines and then removes the duplicates to deliver the best results.
This process is called 'Metasearch' which you can learn more about on the official Dogpile website.
If your looking for a site like Google because your interested in getting a more rounded view from search results then Dogpile and the adorable mascot Arfie have you covered.
4 - Ask
A Long Time Running Site Like Google
Ask.com (originally Ask Jeeves) has been online since 1996. The original idea behind the website was that it would be able to search the web using everyday phrases, such as "What is Squidoo?" or "Are there any sites like Google?"
Since 2010 Ask.com has drawn results from Google but does also combine this with their database of question-and-answer results from a number of different sites including Yahoo Answers and Wiki Answers.
This combination of user answered questions and Google driven results still makes Ask a popular site like Google.
5 - Startpage
Another Privacy Focused Site Like Google
Startpage is another site like Google that focuses on protecting your privacy.
Startpage promises to never record your IP address unlike the other popular search engines which build up a database of your search data (which tracks your search terms, the links you select and the time of your visit).
Startpage believes that you have a right to your own privacy and that not recording your data in the first place is the best option. Best of all this website like Google still uses the Google search results so you can still receive results from the most popular search engine.
Learn More About Startpage
6 - Yahoo
A Site Like Google With Search Powered By Bing
If you are looking for a site like Google to act as your home page then Yahoo is your best bet. The search engine side of Yahoo is actually powered by Bing so all searches through the Yahoo platform will show the same results as the Bing platform (which makes for good search results).
So why choose Yahoo as your Google alternative? If you are someone who enjoys the convenience of information and news directly on your home page along with a number of Yahoo backed social links (Flickr or Yahoo Answers) for example then consider using Yahoo.
Yahoo received a lot of negative press for its easy to game search engine but now that search is backed by Bing it provides a solid alternative site like Google.
Yahoo vs Google Rap Battle
7 - Baidu
A Chinese Focused Website Like Google
Baidu is a Chinese website like Google that has been live since 2000. As Baidu targets Chinese speaking regions (a large demographic) they are currently the third most used search engine around.
Baidu focuses on the indexing of webpages, images and video but also provides news, MP3 search and even an encyclopaedia section.
If your website appeals to the Chinese demographic then it is worth checking out this site like Google and seeing how stack up in their search results as Baidu now holds over a 50% share of all Chinese made searches.
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What Is Your Favourite Site Like Google? - Or Do You Know Another Website Like Google?
ronnie gapol on January 07, 2016:
i wanted to learn more
Raffy from United Kingdom on March 18, 2015:
Bing is also good though I use Google most of the time.
SummerDay27 on January 13, 2015:
Well I always stuck to using google, but now that I have other websites other websites to look for and visit I think now is a good time for a different website
Jeph Maystruck from Regina, SK on August 14, 2014:
Google is still one of the largest providers of traffic to my site and completely outweigh's the next search engine by several fold. I used to track Bing stats but not anymore. When Google traffic is 40% of site traffic, Bing is approximately 3% of that.
Cool lens though!
SilverLotus1 on July 27, 2014:
duckduckgo is currently the fastest growing search site. They don't track visitors, collect or share information. Which is nice to see in this day and age.
mehrishaly on March 24, 2014:
Bing and yahoo comparatively best search engine. Haven't heard of other one
leathermadness on December 29, 2013:
Great list, thanks for sharing. Some of the search engines I did not know even exisited. But I will try to get my site indexedon those search engines as well.
anonymous on July 11, 2013:
I like bing but i use yandex too.
CalobrenaOmai on May 31, 2013:
Yet another intriguing article. I just might give bing a try. I haven't heard of most of these but tend to utilize Google because when I need to save information from a site, like my online classroom, and I'm not near a printer, Chrome gives the option to print to PDF. Thanks for sharing these alternatives. Going to check out your sites like Youtube lens. Thanks Again!
itravel2004 lm on March 19, 2013:
I still using Google
pinkrenegade lm on December 07, 2012:
I tried using Bing. I feel comfortable using it!
Kristen from Boston on December 05, 2012:
I like the idea of protecting my privacy, so I will definitely be checking out some of the great Google alternatives that you listed.
WriterJanis2 on December 05, 2012:
Thanks for the information. I'll check these out.
jolou on December 05, 2012:
This is really helpful information, I had not heard of a couple of these.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 05, 2012:
I have never heard of the search engine duck duck go. I am going to have to check it out. I love Google but am not so thrilled with having them selectively providing me with web sites. I like knowing what else is out there.
entetrix on December 05, 2012:
Great thing to remind us, there is not only Google!
loveanime22 on December 05, 2012:
great collection thanks for sharing
getmoreinfo on December 03, 2012:
Thanks for the collection of alternative search engines. I have been using DuckDuckGo lately.