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7 Google Alternatives: Best Search Engines To Use In 2020

7 Google Alternatives: Best Search Engines To Use In 2020

Are you aware of the personalized data and interests tracked by Google? Have you tried some alternative search engines to get rid of those too much-tailored content and ads targeting you in Google?

Yes, it’s a very true fact that google track most of our activities and contents to recommend us personalized content. That’s why Google is renowned and popular among us. It is the best Search engine that everyone knows.

Besides, Google there are many search engines in the world too that we may have never tried and given no chance to them. Its obvious Google has so much to offer to us and why would we switch another search engine. We are already enough with the results Google has to offer to us.

But there is no harm to try out something new. So, here I have listed some of the best Google Alternatives Search engines you can check out and try it at your convenience. These Google Alternatives are safe and don’t track your data to provide you personalized ads.

7 Google Alternatives: Best Search Engines

  1. Bing
  2. Yahoo
  3. StartPage
  4. DuckDuckGo
  5. Search Encrypt
  6. Qwant
  7. Ecosia

#1. Bing

Bing is the second most popular after Google. It is Microsoft’s product Bing, securing a good place in the IT world. Bing provides a better user experience along with the visual effect.

Its homepage is worth looking, which has an ever-changing background displaying beautiful pictures of sports, nature, people, animals, and so on. It presents a preview of large thumbnails for videos when you hover over them and plays within that same page.

There’s a special feature for programmers in Bing. Bing also had feature ads and conversion abilities as in Google such as translation, conversion, check, sports score, flight tracking, etc.

#2. Yahoo

Yahoo was there for a long time, even before Google. Yahoo is the 4th most popular search engine, it’s still on the race with the Bing. Many people still use Yahoo to search for daily queries.

More than search engine Yahoo is also a web portal server that serves you as a news aggregator, an online shopping center, games center, and email service, and others. It supports more than 38 languages all around the country and has been a default search engine for Mozilla Firefox.

Yahoo is better than google on the privacy front. Flickr has been integrated with Yahoo due to which it provides better image results.

#3. StartPage

Initially, Ixquick was a standalone search engine that displayed the results on its own. Later they merged with the Startpage to operate under the same brand to include search results from Google without tracking.

Apart from these, it offers proxy services to search for websites safely and anonymously. Startpage has a custom URL generator to eliminate the need for a cookie. So, it promotes a cookie-free internet.

Startpage is more secure because none of your details are stores and it doesn’t track the users.

#4. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGO is the best Google alternative if you are really concern about privacy and security. It doesn’t track any of the user data and there are very minimal ads in the search engine interface.DuckDuckGo has a user-friendly User Interface with the infinite scrolling, so you don’t have to click on the multiple pages.

It also has extensions like that of Google.DuckDuckGo redirects to other sites like Wikipedia, Youtube, or Amazon while querying for the results.

#5. Search Encrypt

SearchEncrypt, as its name suggests this search engine puts privacy at its topmost priority. It tries to encrypt the data online and ensures your safe surfing in online activities.

Search Encrypt is although new search engine but it has over 23 million visitors each day. It does its best to prevent the filter bubble if personalized searches.

Its browsing history expires automatically and gets deleted every 15 minutes of inactivity. It’s like that much safe as you surf in Incognito mode.

#6. Qwant

Qwant is another search engine alternative to that of Google. Qwant is also another privacy concerned engine which claims never to track your data for ads-targeting. Along with search engines, it provides many features like “Qwick Search Shortcuts” and many other sports features like that of DuckDuckGo.

The UI is quite pleasing and highlights in its news stories are quite pleasing to read. It is a well-organized website under 3 categories: News, web, and social. If you are a music lover there’s a different section where you can discover new music and lyrics with the help of AI.

#7. Ecosia

Ecosia just came into existence in 2009. Its user interface is clean and it’s quite similar to that of Google.

These search engines could be a great choice alternative to Google. It’s available in seven different languages. There are multiple features in Ecosia like Automatic suggestions, safe search, notifications, and so on. Ecosia is powered by Bing. You can enable personalized suggestions in this search engine. But it doesn’t come loaded with online trackers and data collection tools.

These are some of the best Google alternatives you can try. There are more if you search on the internet.

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