Top Five Search Engines for 2013

Top Five Search Engines

The amount of available search engines has risen sharply in the past months.  We can’t possibly use all of them, but we should know which are best for our needs as Internet marketers.

A search engine works by being able to interconnect literally billions of web pages in a flash.  Researching has never been easier.  One site is hyperlinked to another so that you can move effortlessly around the web to find exactly what you want – a must for Internet marketers.Top Five Search Engines

Here are the Top Five Search Engines that I consider to be the top five that are best for the search results we want and need and why you should consider them (or not).

  1. Google – The master of all search engines, this one is definitely great for beginners.  It’s fast and provides significant results that are easy to read and understand.Top Five Search Engines

Google’s services are exceptional.  They offer easy ways to find photos, headlines and information relevant to your current niche.  That’s mainly why Google takes the master’s share of online customers, even though Yahoo and Bing are closely behind.

Keep in mind that if you’re signed in to Google at the time of a search, the Google search results will change and also that Google does keep track of your IP addresses.

Helpful interface tools lets you increase or decrease the scope of your search, so you’re in control of how deep into the Internet you want to go.  Google has even become a household phrase – “Google it!” whenever anyone needs to conduct an online search.

  1. Yahoo – Internet marketing beginners will love yahoo for its simplistic approach to everything you might want to access.  It’s the place to go for news, shopping travel, entertainment and more.

For awhile, it seemed that Yahoo was making such bad decisions that it was causing a decline in itsTop Five Search Engines popularity.  But, in 2012, Marissa Meyer (formerly with Google) came on board at Yahoo as their CEO.  Since then, Yahoo has focused on promoting and refining its search technology and is considered among the top available search engines – and some prefer it because it doesn’t keep track of IP addresses.

Both Google and Yahoo are American public corporations and have an unlimited amount of storage.  One big difference in Google and Yahoo is that Google now has a way to generate user-videos.

  1. Bing – This search engines has been in fierce competition with Google for many years.  It’s called a “decision engine” because it offers other suggestions as you’re performing the search.

This feature might be great for some newbies to Internet marketing who need help finding relevantTop Five Search Engines material for their niches.  For awhile, in 2010, Bing surpassed Yahoo as the Number 2 search engine and many of its features might be preferred over Yahoo – or even Google.  Bing does keep track of IP addresses, but they are deleted after a period of six months.

One of the features has a search tool called Explorer Pane to help you refine the searches and even lets you view it briefly before you actually click through to the site.  A feature that many like is the Sentiment Extraction that puts product reviews in perspective.

These bells and whistles are all good and useful, but Bing isn’t anywhere close to passing Google or Yahoo in popularity.

  1. Ask.com – This “Ask Jeeves” search engine has been a longstanding force on the World Wide Web.  Its uncluttered interface and great search options consistently vie for those whoTop Five Search Engines now use Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Search results seem to make more sense than the sometimes hard to read or comprehend results of other search engines.  Even though Ask.com isn’t at the forefront of search engine popularity, you should use it once in a while and discover what may be lacking from the others.

At this time, Ask.com doesn’t keep track of IP addresses.

  1. Mahalo – You may not have heard of this search engine – but you will.  It’s the only human-generated search site in the top five and can give you more quality results when you decide toTop Five Search Engines use it.

You won’t get as many search results on Mahalo, but the content will fit your search in a much more relevant manner.  This is because Mahalo employs a group of editors who manually match content by relevance.

Mahalo offers two search boxes for you to choose the type of search you want – suggestions on what to look for or direct results for the topic you’re choosing.  And, you may want to know that Mahalo does track IP addresses.

All of the above search engines have their own nuances that can help you find information you need on the World Wide Web.  Each person is different in what they require and you should simply try these search engines and decide for yourself which is best for you.  You can read about the relevance of search engine otimization in a post about organic traffic I’ve done.

Top Five Search Engines

How and why you use a search engine will dictate which one you should use more often.  But, you can use a number of them – when one doesn’t give you the data you want and need, try another.  They’re easy and usually intuitive, and they’re all boons to our Internet marketing businesses.

Click here to see another cool post called How to Get Google to Index Your Site.

Take Care,
Carol

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  • Clyde

    Carol,
    As always I find something new when you write a post.

    I have never used Bing, don’t know why, just haven’t.

    Didn’t know about Mahalo but I will be checking them out for sure. it sounds like perhaps they have stumbled upon something we use to call personal customer service but, that can’t be it because that doesn’t exist anymore. At least not in corporate America.

    Thanks for the great info,
    Clyde

    P.S. Don’t pick on me about the title to my latest post until you look at. WIll be putting up a new one later today.

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hello Clyde,

      You are very welcome – I really enjoy the providing info on my blog that will help others. :-)

      Yahoo sort of gives the “warm and fuzzy feeling” – one stop shop type thing, but I probably use Google and Mahalo the most.

      Have a blessed day.
      – Carol

  • Shathyan Raja

    Nice Article. Now a days search Engine plays a important role in everyone life. And off course Google has been their best friend for find out solutions and queries for their problems.

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Thanks, Shathyan!

      Yes, none of us can get away from search engines – they have become unnecessary daily part of life. :-)

      Had you heard of Mahalo before?
      Have a great day.
      – Carol

      • Carol

        No i have never of of this search engine

        • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

          Hi Carol,

          Well, I am glad you could learn about it in this blog post. :)

          Have a good evening.
          – Carol

  • m bergman

    trying to get advice on online business advise please meyer bergman

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Meyer,

      What is it you’d like to know? What specific questions do you have?

      – Carol

      • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

        You can email if you like: info@carolamato.com

  • http://ruth-clark.com Ruth Clark

    Thanks for the info. I knew all but the last. My insatiable curiosity compels me to check it out now. :)

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hello Ruth,

      You are like me – naturally inquisitive. :)

      You’re welcome – I love to learn and share with my readers.

      Have a great evening.
      – Carol

  • Geri

    Never heard of Mahalo before, but, I will check it out. Thanks for the heads up!!!
    Geri

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Geri!

      Yeah, Mahalo is one that a lot of folks hadn’t heard of, and I’ve only known about it a short time. You are very welcome.
      Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. :)

      – Carol

  • Laura McCullough

    Interesting info, Carol–you edumacate me! :) I never heard of Mahalo, but WILL check it out! Bing is my hands-down favorite, but mainly because of the homepage–every day is a new and often beautiful photo, whether an awesome landscape scene or a close-up of a bug–I look forward to logging on each day just to see what the photo is! And often have to pause and praise God for His wonders! Besides that, I’m too naive to know what’s the significance of a search engine tracking your IP address…or not. What do they say, ignorance is bliss? Sometimes. :)

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Laura!

      Bing certainly has pretty pictures – I’ve enjoyed them too. Well, for Internet marketers knowledge is important as it affects the bottom line…and don’t want your results skewed by your own personal searches being thrown in and leveraged highly – definitely want accuracy without IP address being tracked.

      Mahalo will do the trick, but I only use this a few times per week.

      Wishing you a beautiful weekend! :)

      – Carol

  • http://fingerlakeswebdesign101.com Ruth Martin

    Hi Carol,
    Curiosity made me come to read your post to see which search engines make the top 5 :) I also did not know that Mahalo had a search engine. I was aware of the name, as I have seen some good tutorials teaching how to play piano by Mahalo. (I am quite sure it is the same name.) My first new thing to learn today!
    Cheers ~
    Ruth

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Ruth!

      So glad I could help! I love learning new things – so exciting! :)

      Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. :)
      Have a great weekend.
      – Carol

  • Adrian

    Definitely they will be the best search engines. I agree with you Carol. Thanks for sharing this. =)

    • http://carolamato.com Carol Amato

      Hey Adrian,

      Great! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. :)

      – Carol

  • Juan Mendez

    I prefer Bing over Google. Greate article though :)

    • http://carolamato.com Carol Amato

      Awesome, Juan! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. :)

      – Carol