We all know or use Google, Yandex, or Bing. However, there are many alternative search engines that are not as famous but nice to know, specially if you are looking for alternative sources of information. Here is my top 8:
8) DuckDuckGo – This is a Search Engine said not to record users information and therefore provide free from behavioral filters search result, improving relevance (see why it is important here).
7) Mahalo – What now is known as “human-powered” search engine, Mahalo is managed by a group of people who decide what page get to be promoted in search engine. Mahalo does not have as big list of results as Google, but offers alternative search results.
6) Twinitor – With 250 million unique monthly visitors, Twitter is one of the most popular Social Medias on Internet. It is very good source of information specially when it comes to ongoing events or news. Twinitor search Twitter for Twits on chosen keyword (Listorious is another a Twitter search engine).
5) Torrentz – torrents search engines that brings together torrents search results from different torrent search engines, including ThePirateBay, Vertor, Monava, and many other.
4) Technorati – Search engine for blogs, compiling impressive list of 112 million blogs.
3) Yippy (formally known as “Clusty”) – Searches other search engines for you. If concept was not super awesome already, using Yippy you can find rare (“obscure”) content that is harder to find using other engines.
2) Youtube – Everyone knows Youtube. It needs no introduction. Most of us use it for entertainment value and forget that it is actually 2nd biggest search engine on the Internet after Google.
1) The Internet Archive – Is a search engine where you can see Internet pages as they used to be in the past. You can see pages back up to 1999.
Posted by Roman Russo on January 29, 2013