Google became the most popular search engine on the web because it connected people with the links that were close to their searches while offering up a wide variety of different sources, but now it is obviously far pastime to move onto more trusted platforms.
In the early days of the internet, search engines and service providers like YouTube acted as a gateway to the world, but over the years the most powerful of these companies have increasingly begun to act as gatekeepers, caving in to pressure from the government.
In the past two years, censorship on the internet has been brought to an all-time high, thanks to “fake news” hysteria and a consistent campaign from the mainstream media to silence dissenting voices during times of tragedy when the official story has come into question.
Google is becoming increasingly unpopular, and people are starting to seek out alternatives. Below are just a few of our favorite alternatives to Google.
Here are ten alternatives to Google search:
Presearch – Presearch is a browser that combines all of the best search options on the web, and pays you a small amount of cryptocurrency every time you enter a search term. Google is also available through Presearch, but you can remove that option through the settings panel.
Brave Browser with TOR – Brave Browser is one of the fastest and secure options for web browsing, and they even pay you to view advertisements. While private browsing with Brave, you have the option of exploring the web through an encrypted TOR interface.
DuckDuckGo – One of the best private searches available on the web. DuckDuckGo also provides genuine search result that are often blocked by Google.
Mojeek – This is a TRUE search engine, as opposed to a metasearch found elsewhere on the web. It also has its own crawler and index.
Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and current chair of Google’s parent company, Alphabet / Photo Credit: Jason Dorfman/MIT CSAIL
YaCy – A decentralized, peer-to-peer search engine that is also open source.
Givero – Givero offers more privacy than Google and makes charitable donations with their revenue.
Ecosia – Ecosia donates a part of income to planting trees.
MetaGer – An open source metasearch engine
Searx – Another privacy-friendly, open source metasearch engine.
Qwant – A new private search engine with dynamic results.