According to Life wire, most people don’t want a dozen search engines. They want a single search engine that delivers three key features:

  1. Relevant results (results you are actually interested in)
  2. Uncluttered, easy to read interface
  3. Helpful options to broaden or tighten a search

Till now, google is still synonymous with answering any query under the sun. However, most of us fail to recognise its major drawbacks like tracking, keeping a record of search history (which everyone hates unanimously if you know what I mean :p and recent updates which keep the users in a baffled state).

So here are the top 5 search engines which are better, safer and can be used as an alternative to Google uncle!

Starting with my favourite,

1. Quora

As Google gets better at answering more complicated questions, it will never be able to match the personal touch available with Quora. Simple, honest and straightforward.

This search engine follows a no shit approach.Ask any question and its elite community will offer their replies.

Or you can choose from any similar queries previously asked. I have personally used it and trust me nothing can match the emotional warmth of the answers given there!

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2. DuckDuckGo

The key feature is that it doesn’t retain its users’ data, so it won’t track you or manipulate results based on your behaviour. So if you’re particularly spooked by Google’s all-seeing, all-knowing eye, this might be the one for you.

DuckDuckGo has some slick features, like ‘zero-click’ information (all your answers are found on the first results page). 

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3. Bing

The second most popular search engine in the world, with 15.8% of the search market. Its plus pointers are:

  • Bing’s video search is significantly better than Google’s, giving you a grid of large thumbnails that you can click on to play or preview if you hover over them.
  • Bing often gives twice as many autocomplete suggestions than Google does.
  • Bing can predict when airfares are about to go up or down if you’re searching for flights.

Well, a healthy competitor to

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4. Vimeo

Of course, if you’re going to give up Google, then you’ll also have to give up YouTube, which can be a horrible prospect. But there is an alternative. And a pretty good one. The professional’s choice of video-sharing site, which has lots of HD video and no ads.

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5. Ix-quick

Another search engine that puts its users’ privacy at the forefront. With this none of your details are stored and no cookies are used. A user can set preferences, but they will be deleted after 90 days of inactivity.

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Well, these are the top 5 but with rapid changes, I’m sure there are many search engines wanting to be added to the list, till then happy surfing 🙂

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