List of Search Engines

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This is a list of search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market websites that have a search facility for online databases.
By content/topic

General

  • Baidu (Chinese, Japanese)
  • Bing
  • Blekko
  • Google
  • Sogou (Chinese)
  • Soso.com (Chinese)
  • Volunia
  • WireDoo
  • Yahoo!
  • Yandex.com (Russian)
  • Yebol
  • Yodao (Chinese)

P2P search engines

  • FAROO
  • Seeks (Open Source)
  • YaCy (Free and fully decentralized)

Metasearch engines


  • Brainboost (Public engine no longer exists, acquired by Answers, Inc.)
  • ChunkIt! (Public engine no longer exists)
  • Yippy (formerly Clusty)
  • DeeperWeb
  • Dogpile
  • Excite
  • Harvester42
  • HotBot
  • Info.com
  • Ixquick
  • Kayak
  • LeapFish (no longer a search engine)
  • Mamma
  • Metacrawler
  • MetaLib (Not a public search engine)
  • Mobissimo
  • Myriad Search (No longer exists)
  • SideStep
  • WebCrawler
  • Crawler.com

Geographically limited scope

  • Accoona, China/United States
  • Alleba, Philippines
  • Ansearch, Australia/United States/United Kingdom/New Zealand
  • Biglobe, Japan
  • Daum, Korea
  • Goo, Japan
  • Guruji.com, India
  • Leit.is, Iceland
  • Maktoob, Arab World
  • Miner.hu, Hungary
  • Najdi.si, Slovenia
  • Naver, Korea
  • Onkosh, Arab World
  • Rambler, Russia
  • Rediff, India
  • SAPO, Portugal/Angola/Cabo Verde/Mozambique
  • Search.ch, Switzerland
  • Sesam, Norway, Sweden
  • Seznam, Czech Republic
  • Walla!, Israel
  • Yandex.ru, Russia
  • Yehey!, Philippines
  • ZipLocal, Canada/United States

Accountancy

  • IFACnet

Business

  • Business.com
  • GenieKnows (United States and Canada)
  • GlobalSpec
  • Nexis (Lexis Nexis)
  • Thomasnet (United States)
  • Justdial

Enterprise


  • AskMeNow: S3 - Semantic Search Solution
  • Concept Searching Limited: concept search products
  • Coveo: Coveo Enterprise Search platform, Coveo Expresso
  • Dieselpoint: Search & Navigation
  • dtSearch: dtSearch Engine (SDK), dtSearch Web
  • Endeca: Information Access Platform
  • Exalead: exalead one:enterprise
  • Expert System S.p.A.: Cogito
  • Fast Search & Transfer: Enterprise Search Platform (ESP), RetrievalWare (formerly Convera)
  • Funnelback: Funnelback Search
  • IBM: OmniFind Enterprise Edition
  • Inbenta: Inbenta Semantic Search Engine
  • ISYS Search Software: ISYS:web, ISYS:sdk
  • Jumper 2.0: Universal search powered by Enterprise bookmarking
  • Microsoft: SharePoint Search Services
  • Northern Light
  • Open Text: Hummingbird Search Server, Livelink Search
  • Oracle Corporation: Secure Enterprise Search 10g
  • SAP: TREX
  • TeraText: TeraText Suite
  • Vivisimo: Vivisimo Clustering Engine
  • X1 Technologies : X1 Enterprise Search
  • ZyLAB Technologies: ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform

Food/Recipes

  • RecipeBridge: vertical search engine for recipes
  • Yummly: semantic recipe search

Mobile/Handheld

  • Taganode Local Search Engine
  • Taptu: taptu mobile/social search

Job


  • Bixee.com (India)
  • CareerBuilder.com (USA)
  • Craigslist (by city)
  • Dice.com (USA)
  • Eluta.ca (Canada)
  • Hotjobs.com (USA)
  • Incruit (Korea)
  • Indeed.com (USA)
  • LinkUp.com (USA)
  • Monster.com (USA), (India)
  • Naukri.com (India)
  • Yahoo! HotJobs (Countrywise subdomains, International)

Legal

  • Google Scholar
  • Lexis (Lexis Nexis)
  • Manupatra
  • Quicklaw
  • WestLaw

Medical

  • Bing Health
  • Bioinformatic Harvester
  • EB-eye EMBL-EBI's Search engine
  • Entrez (includes Pubmed)
  • GenieKnows
  • GoPubMed (knowledge-based: GO - GeneOntology and MeSH - Medical Subject Headings)
  • Healia
  • Healthline
  • Nextbio (Life Science Search Engine)
  • PubGene
  • Quertle (Semantic search of the biomedical literature)
  • Searchmedica
  • VADLO (Life Sciences Search Engine)
  • WebMD

News

  • Bing News
  • Daylife
  • Google News
  • MagPortal
  • Newslookup
  • Nexis (Lexis Nexis)
  • Topix.net
  • Yahoo! News

People

  • Comfibook
  • Ex.plode.us
  • InfoSpace
  • PeekYou
  • Spock
  • Spokeo
  • Wink
  • Worldwide Helpers
  • Zabasearch.com
  • ZoomInfo

Real estate / property

  • Fizber.com
  • HotPads.com
  • Realtor.com
  • Redfin
  • Rightmove
  • Zillow.com

Television

  • TV Genius

Video Games

  • Wazap (Japan)

By information type

Search engines dedicated to a specific kind of information
Forum

  • Omgili

Blog

  • Amatomu
  • IceRocket (Defunct)
  • Regator
  • Technorati

Multimedia


  • Bing Videos
  • blinkx
  • FindSounds
  • Google Video
  • Munax's PlayAudioVideo
  • Picsearch
  • Pixsta
  • Podscope
  • ScienceStage
  • SeeqPod
  • Songza
  • TinEye
  • TV Genius
  • Veveo
  • Yahoo! Video
  • YouTube

Source code

  • Google Code Search
  • JExamples
  • Koders
  • Krugle

BitTorrent

These search engines work across the BitTorrent protocol.

  • FlixFlux
  • Isohunt
  • Mininova
  • The Pirate Bay
  • TorrentSpy
  • Torrentz

Email

  • Lookeen
  • TEK

Maps

  • Bing Maps
  • GĂ©oportail
  • Google Maps
  • MapQuest
  • Nokia_Maps
  • OpenStreetMap
  • WikiMapia
  • Yahoo! Maps

Price

  • Bing Shopping
  • Google Shopping (formerly Google Product Search and Froogle)
  • Kelkoo
  • MySimon
  • PriceGrabber
  • PriceRunner
  • PriceSCAN
  • Pronto.com
  • Shopping.com
  • ShopWiki
  • Shopzilla (also operates Bizrate)
  • SwoopThat.com
  • TheFind.com
  • Wishabi

Question and answer

Human answers

  • Answers.com
  • Ask Me Help Desk
  • DeeperWeb
  • eHow
  • Quora
  • Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange Network
  • Uclue
  • wikiHow
  • Yahoo! Answers

Automatic answers


  • AskMeNow
  • BrainBoost
  • True Knowledge
  • Wolfram Alpha

Natural language


  • Ask.com
  • Bing (Semantic ability is powered by Powerset)
  • BrainBoost
  • hakia
  • Lexxe
  • Powerset

By model

Privacy search engines

  • DuckDuckGo
  • Scroogle Scraper

Open source search engines

  • DataparkSearch
  • Egothor
  • Grub
  • ht://Dig
  • Isearch
  • Lemur Toolkit & Indri Search Engine
  • Lucene
  • mnoGoSearch
  • MozDex
  • Namazu
  • Nutch
  • Recoll
  • Sciencenet (for scientific knowledge, based on YaCy technology)
  • Seeks
  • Sphinx
  • SWISH-E
  • Terrier Search Engine
  • Wikia Search
  • Xapian
  • YaCy
  • Zettair

Semantic browsing engines

  • Hakia
  • Yebol

Social search engines


  • ChaCha Search
  • Delver
  • Eurekster
  • Mahalo.com
  • OneRiot
  • Rollyo
  • SearchTeam
  • Sproose
  • Trexy
  • Wink provides web search by analyzing user contributions such as bookmarks and feedback

Visual search engines

  • ChunkIt!
  • Grokker
  • Pixsta
  • PubGene
  • TinEye
  • Viewzi
  • Macroglossa

Search appliances

  • Google: Google Search Appliance

Usenet

  • Google Groups (formerly Deja News)

Based on

Google

  • AOL Search
  • CompuServe Search
  • Groovle
  • MySpace Search
  • Netscape
  • Ripple

Yahoo!

  • AltaVista
  • Ecocho
  • Everyclick (formerly based on Ask.com)
  • Forestle (an ecologically motivated site supporting sustainable rain forests - formerly based on Google)
  • GoodSearch
  • Rectifi

Bing

  • A9.com
  • Alexa Internet
  • Ciao!
  • Ecosia
  • Facebook
  • Ms. Dewey
  • Yahoo! Search

Ask.com

  • Hakia (semantic search)
  • iWon
  • Lycos
  • Teoma

Acquired or defunct search engines

  • AlltheWeb
  • BRS/Search (now OpenText Livelink ECM Discovery Server)
  • Btjunkie
  • Cuil
  • Direct Hit Technologies (acquired by Ask Jeeves in January, 2000)
  • Google Answers
  • IBM STAIRS
  • Infoseek
  • Inktomi
  • Kartoo
  • Lotus Magellan
  • Overture.com (formerly GoTo.com, now Yahoo! Search Marketing)
  • PubSub
  • RetrievalWare (acquired by Fast Search & Transfer and now owned by Microsoft)
  • Scroogle
  • Singingfish
  • Speechbot
  • Sphere
  • Tafiti
  • Wikia Search
  • WiseNut
  • World Wide Web Worm


Source:Wikipedia
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkhand
    Great list..I have saved it for future use..
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    • Profile picture of the author justmerob
      Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for taking the time to share your list with us all. I found quite a few that were not in my lists already

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  • Profile picture of the author engagedotscrm
    Good list, Out of all Google is the best search engine. As it fetches information from customers point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffJ1960
    Excellent List! Here is another easy way to link ad free to 50 alternative search engines-

    Go to Kawgo and click on search engines link
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    How come Google wasn't part of the General list? It is supposed to be there with the likes of Yahoo and Bing.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Are you people actually reading anything, or this one
      big blind spamfest? If that list means anything to
      you, then man, no wonder the fail threads keep
      on coming!

      The list is absolutely useless.

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      • Profile picture of the author Darrenjames
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people actually reading anything, or this one
        big blind spamfest? If that list means anything to
        you, then man, no wonder the fail threads keep
        on coming!

        The list is absolutely useless.

        Paul
        what's wrong with list. we can used for search engine submission and other seo activities.
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      • Profile picture of the author bdwilliams
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people actually reading anything, or this one
        big blind spamfest? If that list means anything to
        you, then man, no wonder the fail threads keep
        on coming!

        The list is absolutely useless.

        Paul
        Why is this list useless?
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          Originally Posted by bdwilliams View Post

          Why is this list useless?
          You have to ask?!?!?!?!

          My gosh people, what in the world are you actually doing?

          What good is this list?

          Name one good reason for this list, please, other than to
          reply to, spam, get a sig link?

          Paul
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          If you were disappointed in your results today, lower your standards tomorrow.

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          • Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            You have to ask?!?!?!?!

            My gosh people, what in the world are you actually doing?

            What good is this list?

            Name one good reason for this list, please, other than to
            reply to, spam, get a sig link?

            Paul
            Paul has some points here cause there is no any relative use of this list... Friendly advise it's just for knowledge purpose .... That's it!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chelsie1687
    great list but few of them matter.
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  • Although it doesn't make any sense.. Still would like to appricate the effort our friend had taken to get the list!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MrDougJay
    Nice, thanks for the list. Google is the only one I care though.
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  • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
    Good thing you did not offer search engine submission out of this list.
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  • Profile picture of the author dafnait
    Thanks for sharing, there are some new to me in the list, going to check them,
    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Warock
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      Thanks for the list. Can I submit my site to all the SE?
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  • Profile picture of the author source4seo
    Hello, I don't mind what other says this list is really interesting to increase your knowledge of types of search engines and their examples.
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  • Profile picture of the author mangomedia1
    Yes , it is nice posting, thanks for sharing .
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