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Google Search Alternatives

Google Search is described as 'is the most popular search engine on the Internet. Google can search for webpages, images, videos, news, and various other forms of media' and is a leading web search engine in the online services category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Google Search for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is DuckDuckGo, which is free. Other great apps like Google Search are Qwant, Searx, Startpage and Ecosia.

Google Search alternatives are mainly Web Search Engines but may also be Image Search Engines or Privacy Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Search.
This page was last updated Jun 16, 2022
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  1. DuckDuckGo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • Tor
    • Microsoft Edge

    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software.

    DuckDuckGo vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks DuckDuckGo is a great alternative to Google Search.
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    DuckDuckGo is very fast and comfortable. It gives us only search without any useless junk and adds. I hope DuckDuckGo will continue to evolve more in future.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    TheDcoder

    Respects your privacy and the results are not personalized

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    AlphonseAllais

    The dumbest search I've ever met

    Top negative comment  11 months ago
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    Anipe

    Who cares that its "privacy centered", its proprietary and dumb asf

    Negative comment about 1 month ago
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    -1

    another capitalistic junk

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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    hasanyildiz

    Very well is job. I love You Duck Duck Go.

    Positive comment 4 months ago
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    addermc4435

    DDG Does store some users info and they use Amazon servers that's based in the US (5 eyes jurisdiction) and report to Amazon. CEO Gabriel, first project"Names Database" collected users Real names and addresses without users knowledge. Sold everything to Classmates. com. And contributes for a censored internet and right wing causes. Trust DDG?? I'll trust a Cobra before I would DDG..

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  2. Qwant

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Android
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    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Qwant is a European web search engine, launched in July 2013 and operated from Paris. It is the only EU-based search engine with its own indexing engine.

    Qwant vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Qwant is a great alternative to Google Search.
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    Really efficient search engine, great design, no tracking, focused on protecting your privacy. Great.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    Respect your privacy, has a very fast 'light version', perfect when you need efficiency or work on a slow connection.

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    DannyDrinkman

    Not a search engine, uses Bing but lies about it

    Positive comment 7 months ago
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    good results, attractive interface, good privacy, located in France, a decent privacy jurisdiction (EU GDPR member + outside of 5 Eyes surveillance jurisdictions (although it is in 9 Eyes)). Results are from Bing BTW

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    epret

    good search engine with privacy protect

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    It Gives Good results and is not made by a mega-corporation.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    Respects your privacy and has extremely good results

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  3. Searx is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity.

    Searx vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Searx is a great alternative to Google Search.

    Once properly customized able to provide results from all search engines in one place with benefits of privacy and anonymity

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    JohnFastman

    Searx is open-source. Its business model doesn't involve recording everything you search for and using this to build a profile of all your browsing and then selling that information. Searx is a privacy-respecting search engine, similar in its goals to DuckDuckGo and Startpage.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    Customizable, protect you from tracking and still provide good search result.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    Multiple search engines, including ones you run yourself (like YaCy or Solr) can be plugged into it. The API also makes it possible to carry out your own linguistic analyses of search results to improve accuracy.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    karaboungalos

    Uses proxy!!! That's a feature only a few search (or meta-search) engines have! Plus open source. There's a huge variety of sites you can choose from. Framasoft's search engine is based on searx (framabee.org). Results might not be accurate sometimes, but that's because it doesn't track you at all!

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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  4. The world's most private search engine.

    Startpage vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Startpage is a great alternative to Google Search.
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    has the same results as google, and many options

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    Doesn't keep logs, privacy focused, Google search results with maximum privacy, not American service.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    because startpage use google

    Positive comment 9 months ago
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    While Google's search results are widely debated, they are still very good and most search engines rely on others indices. Startpage offers these good search results from Google without the privacy implications.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    0x6A7232

    Seems like the old Google (as in, you can phrase your terms to get the results you want) instead of the new Google (no matter how you phrase it, big bro Google is there to make sure you're not going to be fooled by opinions deemed incorrect).

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Startpage uses the same results as google but without the tracking. Startpages proxy is great.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    Search results are not like Google's, they are better than Google.

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  5. Ecosia

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    • Android
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    • Windows Phone
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge

    Ecosia is a green search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue and online shopping to a reforestation program, currently in Burkina Faso. In November 2015 Ecosia celebrated 3 million planted trees and $5 Million donated for the environment.

    Ecosia vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ecosia is a great alternative to Google Search.
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    I was looking for some specific information and ecosia gave me the best result.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Its the best out there. Every time I look something up its like a tiny dose of solarpunk.

    Top positive comment  13 days ago
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    A search engine with a goal: planting trees and cares about your privacy

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    LucaFinizio

    It cares about privacy, it cares about the environment, it's open source, it's not profit oriented... And I could go on!

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    Ecosia actually cares about the environment

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    Perfect! It's good for the environment, safe and private. What do you want more?

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    Good, because it is carbon negative, but it uses the Bing search engine.

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  6. Microsoft Bing

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    • Windows
    • Online
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    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Xbox

    Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft.

    Microsoft Bing vs Google Search opinions
    Most users think Microsoft Bing is a great alternative to Google Search.
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    r2_d1000

    Even better than Google! Has much better results and you don't have to give your data over to them. They also give you rewards points in Microsoft Rewards which you can redeem for stuff like gift cards.

    Top positive comment  7 months ago
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    DTS

    Far superior to Google Search:

    • Results are much more relevant to the search
    • Changing image everyday, gives a very personal and fresh feel.
    • The 'Trends' bar at the bottom of the page gives a snapshot of current happening and news.
    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    AlphonseAllais

    He will never rise to Google Search

    Top negative comment  11 months ago
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    -1

    Better for searching videos

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    somegirlfromit

    Excellent default sets of sites searched, resistant to SEO manipulation

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    bsoyka

    You can even earn rewards for using Bing, and it’s not much different.

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    Bing doesn't hand don't censorship as heavy as Google. Except for the Chinese market, where they are compelled by the government to censor.

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  7. YaCy

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    • Windows
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    • Online
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    YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet.

    YaCy vs Google Search opinions
    Most users think YaCy is a great alternative to Google Search.
    paulodelgado

    Doesn't work out of the box.

    Negative comment almost 5 years ago
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  8. Yandex.Search

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram
    • iPad

    Yandex is the fastest growing search engine in the world, serving primarily Russian users. It has been experimenting with an English-based search engine, but its main operations are for its Cyrillic engine.

    Yandex.Search vs Google Search opinions
    Most users think Yandex.Search is a great alternative to Google Search.

    You can find even better stuff on Yandex. Not the most "trendy" results, but good, quality stuff!

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    It has great results and has great webmaster tools which are easy to use compared to bings tools and Yandex Metrica is great for analytics.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  9. Brave Search is built on top of a completely independent index, and doesn’t track users, their searches, or their clicks.

    Brave Search vs Google Search opinions
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    RemovedUser

    It's own index is very good and it mixes with Google, which makes this search engine better.

    Positive comment 5 months ago
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    Amazing UI, privacy focused with its own index compared to google and bing.

    Positive comment 8 months ago
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  10. MetaGer is an open source metasearch engine focused on protecting users' privacy.

    MetaGer vs Google Search opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MetaGer is a great alternative to Google Search.
    addermc4435

    As per there policy. Only cookies that would be used are those for any setting changes user makes (language, family setting's, etc.) Being Germany based can refuse authority info request but why. MetGer has no data to give you anyway. ??

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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