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Google is the most popular search engine on the internet today. It is estimated that around 90% of internet users utilize Google as their search engine of choice. The internet is all about choice, so why is everyone choosing to use the same search engine? Are there any other search engines out there and are they any good?
Check out the following search engines.
If you don’t want to stray too far from Google, then AOL is the place for you to be. It utilizes the workings of Google with all the content of AOL.
Formerly known as del.icio.us, Delicious is a search engine which searches a catalogue of indexed websites. Such databases are becoming more and more popular as they are driven by what is popular on the internet and not what has the best placement of keywords.
Digg is another database formed search engine which runs on the bookmarked sites of its users. If you bookmark a site on DIGG you can also include a brief description of what it is. It will also show how many time the site has been “dug” by other users.
Yahoo search is the second most popular search engine on the internet, taking up a very modest 5% of search engine traffic. Yahoo search started out in a similar fashion to Delicious and Digg, where it was an organized hierarchy of sites and not so much a searchable database. In 2009 Yahoo, along with Microsoft announced a deal with Bing which would see them all transition into the one search engine by the end of 2012.