6 Lesser Known Search Engines
For most of us, Google and Bing! search are perhaps the holy grail of search engines. Millions and millions of people around the world use these to find whatever they are looking for. However, did you know that there are so many other search engines that might not be as well known but offer tremendous functionality?
Take a look here at six of the lesser known search engines!
Yippy (formerly Clusty) is a meta-search engine developed by Vivísimo which offers clusters of results.
According to its mission statement, Yippy attempts to be family-friendly, and to include only content that is appropriate for all ages. It also promotes conservative values.
Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated content from across the universe into a single stream of information. It allows you to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time.
Thus, Social Mention is a search engine that takes your query and focuses on blogs , bookmarks , comments, and other social Web errata to find information you might not be able to find in more general search engines.
Topsy.com is a real-time search engine for social posts and socially shared content, primarily on Twitter and GooglePlus. The service ranks results using a proprietary social influence algorithm that measures social media authors on how much others support what they saying.
Blekko provides a web search engine with the stated goal of delivering better search results than those offered by Google Search, with results gathered from a set of 3 billion trusted web pages and excluded from such sites as content farms.
It is a search engine that fights spam, preserves your privacy, and uses “slashtags” to refine searches.
This search engine consists of a trending column that tells what is trendy in the social media. The search results are shown first, appearing as images that upon clicking open to images, videos or even tweets.
Hence, here you can find current and trending topics and information from 10 (and counting) popular social platforms all in one place.
Junoba Search Engine is a search engine that allows you to combine traditional website searches with Tweets. Very straightforward -just type in your search and see both sets of results in a two column approach.
Here, search results as well as results from the social media are displayed parallel to each other.