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Five Search Engines To Use Instead Of Google
By Sophia Hyder, 22 Aug 2016
Google is probably the go-to search engine for all your web searching needs. In fact, when people need to look something up, they say that they’re ‘googling’ something.
Here are some alternatives presented by Gizmodo that each serve a function that’s better than what Google has to offer. So, if you want to search for videos or for more technical answers, these alternatives might work for you.
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If you don’t want Google to track you.
DuckDuckGo is the search engine to use if you don’t like Google monitoring everything you search, as it doesn’t collect any personal information from you. The reason why Google does this is to tailor advertisements to your interests. Of course, you can continue searching on Google, if you just switch off search tracking.
If you want more technical answers.
Wolfram Alpha boasts large variety of data. You can find almost anything on the search engine, including what Scrabble words grant you the highest scores, and the most popular words in famous works of literature.
If you want to search the deep web.
If you’re searching the deep web, chances are that privacy is of the highest importance to you. In this case, you can use DuckDuckGo, or Grams. One thing to note, however, is that searching the deep web often requires specialized tools.
If you want to get better video results.
In what is perhaps unbelievable, Bing beats Google, especially in terms of video search. Relevant videos are laid out for you as thumbnails, and you’re given a preview if you mouseover them. The search also allows you to see the length, resolution, date, and source of the videos.
If you want to make some money.
You use Microsoft Rewards to get ‘paid’ for searching. You get paid in voucher credits for searching the web, trying new features, and following up on special offers. Vouchers can be used at retailers like Amazon, and online services and apps like Hulu and Xbox.
[via Gizmodo, image via Shutterstock]
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