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 one of the leading apps in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Google Search for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Android, Firefox, iPhone and Google Chrome. The best alternative is DuckDuckGo, which is free. Other great apps like Google Search are Qwant (Free), searx (Free, Open Source), Startpage (Free) and Ecosia (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 14, 2021

    • DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software. View 83 alternatives to DuckDuckGo
      Almost everyone thinks DuckDuckGo is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      DuckDuckGo vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      karaboungalos Fast, great results, one of the MOST private. It doesn't track you (although there's not a search proxy). Best alternative to EVERY search engine.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      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..
      Positive comment 8 days ago

      It has the best design, a very fast search engine and it gives results from what i want. I can say more, but i don't wanna type so much rn ^^
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      RemovedUser It's fast and easy to use.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      Bangs, Apple maps, filters per region (if wanted), no data mining
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      DuckDuckGo donates money to other privacy related companies and foundations like the EFF and Tor project
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    • 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. View 74 alternatives to Qwant
      Almost everyone thinks Qwant is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Qwant vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Really efficient search engine, great design, no tracking, focused on protecting your privacy. Great.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      Respect your privacy, has a very fast 'light version', perfect when you need efficiency or work on a slow connection.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      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 4 months ago

      epret good search engine with privacy protect
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      It Gives Good results and is not made by a mega-corporation.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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

      It is the only one with his own infra and index.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    • Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. Why use Searx? View 80 alternatives to searx
      Almost everyone thinks searx is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      searx vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Once properly customized able to provide results from all search engines in one place with benefits of privacy and anonymity
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      Customizable, protect you from tracking and still provide good search result.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      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 3 years ago

      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 4 years ago

    • The world's most private search engine. View 71 alternatives to Startpage
      Almost everyone thinks Startpage is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Firefox
      Startpage vs Google Search
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      has the same results as google, and many options
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      It uses Google but does not require that you give up personal information whilst using it i.e. your location isn't logged.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      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 5 months ago

      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 6 months ago

      Startpage uses the same results as google but without the tracking. Startpages proxy is great.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Search results are not like Google's, they are better than Google.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      crazypens30 Similar to DuckDuckGo, Startpage is a privacy-respecting search engine. It doesn't log your personal info when you use it for searches. The downside is that sometimes its results aren't as relevant as Google's.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • 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. View 75 alternatives to Ecosia
      Almost everyone thinks Ecosia is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Ecosia vs Google Search
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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!
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Perfect! It's good for the environment, safe and private. What do you want more?
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      A search engine with a goal: planting trees and cares about your privacy
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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

      Good, because it is carbon negative, but it uses the Bing search engine.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Based on bing, very good search results, also protects privacy and donating their earnings, very transparent
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Help the planet! it cool
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    • Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. View 77 alternatives to Microsoft Bing
      Most users think Microsoft Bing is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Windows S
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Blackberry 10
      • Xbox
      Microsoft Bing vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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  over 3 years ago

      Better for searching videos
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

      somegirlfromit Excellent default sets of sites searched, resistant to SEO manipulation
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      bsoyka You can even earn rewards for using Bing, and it’s not much different.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      Cr11p2r Usable in China mainland,great results, perfect daily picture.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • 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. View 69 alternatives to YaCy
      Most users think YaCy is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      YaCy vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      paulodelgado Doesn't work out of the box.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • Yandex is the fastest growing search engine in the world, serving primarily Russia (the largest and most popular) and other countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. View 71 alternatives to Yandex.Search
      Most users think Yandex.Search is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Telegram
      • iPad
      Yandex.Search vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can find even better stuff on Yandex. Not the most "trendy" results, but good, quality stuff!
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      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 9 months ago

    • Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine. View 63 alternatives to Disconnect Search
      Most users think Disconnect Search is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Disconnect Search vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      karaboungalos You can use every search engine privately (except Google, but that's temporary)!!!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    • Gigablast is a powerful, opensource, new search engine that does real-time indexing! Features Scalable to thousands of servers. View 64 alternatives to Gigablast
      Almost everyone thinks Gigablast is a great alternative to Google Search.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Gigablast vs Google Search
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Jan1902 Has its own advanced search operators.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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