5 Alternative Search Engines not like Google to do things a little differently
Yesterday I posted about Microsoft Rewards and Bing and it got my thinking. Google is the king of all Search Engines, there's no doubt about that. But does that popularity really make Google the best Search Engine to use for all your search purposes? In fact, there are some other Search Engines out there that have their own benefits and features about them that Google doesn't have. So here's 5 alternative Search Engines to use that function differently to Google, depending on what you want to search for.
If you don't want to be tracked by your searches.
DuckDuckGo (unlike Google) doesn't track and collect and store everything you search online. No PII's (personal identifiable information) is collected on you. No monitoring of everything you search to show you ads that are relevant to what you are searching for. You can turn off tracking in Google but DuckDuckGo is just search and go without the tinkering.
If you want more technically inclined search results:
Wolfram Alpha has a massive database of scoured searched results. You can use it to find virtually anything you want. That includes things like what Scrabble words have the highest score to what some of the most famous works of literature are and more.
If you want to search deeper.
If your privacy is extremely important to you then DuckDuckGo is the one to use. But Grams is also very similar and works the way that using Tor browser works. Searching in the deep web can require the use of specialized tools such as Tor Browser.
If you want to get better video results.
You might not believe this, but Bing videos actually outperforms Google videos in terms of video search. This maybe something to do with the layout because videos are displayed as large thumbnails that take up the whole page (rather like Pinterest works). You can even preview videos by mouse overing them as well as other details like video length, resolution and the source etc.
If you want to make some money when searching.
You can use Microsoft's Rewards service and get paid for searching. You wont get paid in cash but in points which you can redeem for searching the web in Bing, trying out their new offers and and features. And you can then redeem these points on things like Amazon gift cards or other online services like Hulu or Xbox Marketplace.
Hope you like, hope you enjoy, hope you find it useful.
What other Search Engines do you use apart from Google and why?