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by Ron Kurtus (updated 21 December 2022)

The most popular way of finding information on the World Wide Web is through the use of search sites. These are web sites that are dedicated to providing a data base of web sites and topics that can be found through the use of their search engines.

Each search engine has its own rules on the best way to find the information for which you are looking. This list is by no means comprehensive. If you have some favorites and corrections, let me know about them. Some compile search from the major engines. These are called meta search sites.

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions.

Major search engines

The Top 10 Most Popular Search Engines In The World

  • Google.
  • Microsoft Bing.
  • Yahoo.
  • Baidu.
  • Yandex.
  • DuckDuckGo.
  • Ecosia.

Top Search Engines

  • Google.
  • Bing.
  • Yahoo!
  • Yandex.
  • DuckDuckGo.
  • Baidu.


The major search engines and their worldwide percentages are as follows:

As of September 2020,[40] Google is the world's most used search engine, with a market share of 92.96 percent, and the world's most used search engines are


Google is far and away the top website search engine at 92.96%.


Bing at 2.83%

Yahoo at 1.59%

Baidu at 1.14% (Chinese language search engine: 62% in China)


Ask at 0.5%

AOL at 0.4% (Uses Google Engine)

Meta search sites

These sites search the other search engines and compile a summary. Typically it is a compilation of the major engines.








Secondary search sites

Among the minor search engines, several had one time been major players. A few are up-and-comers.


Netscape: ng

Alta Vista:

Lycos: ng - ng - disney


Use these search sites to find your information. If you have other suggested sites, let me know about them.

Use all the resources you can

Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Search engines - Wikipedia

List of Search Engines - Top 10 in US

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