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5 Pretty Awesome, and Unique Google Alternatives Worth Trying

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 30/03/2016 Nancy Laws

Google is king!
I am not just saying that because I am a huge Google fan, but because everyone else is. Well, at least 67.73 percent of search engine users.
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As Google continues to evolve, however, so are the options currently available for those who are interested in a less political option.
As the paid search space increases in "top-heaviness," as organic results get pushed further off the first SERP, as the Knowledge Graph scrapes more and more publisher content and continues to make it pointless to click through to a website, and as our longstanding feelings of unfairness over Google's monopoly and tax balance become more acute, now more than ever we feel there should be another, viable search engine. Search Engine Watch

Just as you continue to evolve, so are the search engine options available to you. There are unique options available, from different interfaces, and unique privacy options. Below are 10 alternatives for those who are willing to bravely venture away from the "norm."
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Bing follows behind Google at a distant 2nd with 15.67% of search engine users. According to Lifehacker, however, there are "5 Things Bing Does Better Than Google", and they are worth recognizing.

  • Flight cost prediction
  • Unique search operators like LinkFromDomain
  • Video search
  • Find Online Courses
  • Easier photo license search
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Privacy is the most sought after currency on the internet, and DuckDuckGo offers search engine users something quite valuable by simply... respecting their privacy. Your browsing history, social media profiles, or emails.
DuckDuckGo is the best option for anyone who simply values privacy.

Quora
Quora offers something that very few search engines offer.
A personal touch!
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Start by following topics of interests and even follow your Facebook friends. The average person has 34 friends with 17 answers, according to Quora.
Ask any question and receive responses from the Quora community, or simply find similar responses to previously asked questions. The personal approach is unbeatable.

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Think of AdsWish as the Google of classified ads. Fill in the what, where and choose on of eight categories, including personals, community, and jobs.
It's that simple!

Upgrade from Craigslist, with this unique and simple solution to classified ads.

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An online experience that respects your privacy is deserving of more of our time. It simply made sense to add a second option for privacy seekers.
Perks:
  • No details stored
  • No cookies used
  • If you set preferences, they are deleted after 90 days

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