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Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, Bing's latest updates will also surface detailed info for local campsites and campgrounds in US national parks.

Bing has rolled out a new search feature aimed at hikers and campers that makes it easier to find trails and camping sites this summer.

According to the announcement, a search for “trails near me” will surface local results for nearby trails that can be filtered by difficulty, length and elevation gain. There is also a “Compare” option so that users can compare specific hikes to determine where they want to go.

The latest search update also works with searches to find nearby campsites — surfacing local campgrounds, in addition to camping options at US national parks: “Bing helps you discover camping sites and RV parks in your area, along with all the details of each one, so you can plan your perfect camping getaway.”

Bing’s latest round of search updates for outdoor enthusiasts works on both desktop and mobile. Mobile trail searches include links to live directions for your hike.

Bing noted it now has a flight status search box and parking options for all major US airports for anyone wanting to travel by air to a national park.

Source: This article was published searchengineland.com By Amy Gesenhues

Categorized in Science & Tech

Bing has released an update designed to make it easier to find chat bots for instant messaging platforms.

Searching for a command such as ‘travel bots’ will return a dedicated answer box where you can browse through chat bots for Facebook, Skype, Slack, and Telegram.

Bots can be added to messaging platforms directly from search results by clicking on the “Add bot” button.

Bing is piloting a test program which allows searchers to interact with chat bots on Bing itself. Searching for specific restaurants in the Seattle area can return a dedicated bot which you can chat with for more information about the restaurant.

The company says it will be expanding restaurant chat bots to more US metropolitan areas eventually.

Bing is also working on its own “InfoBot”, which taps into information from Wikipedia to answer questions. Multiple domains may be added in the future, such as webmd.com, stackoverflow.com, allrecipes.com and more.

With the Microsoft Bot Framework developers can design their own chat bots for Bing. Bots will have to be reviewed and approved before being made available to searchers.

Source: This article was published searchenginejournal By Matt Southern

Categorized in Search Engine

Many school administrators love Chromebooks, precisely because Google's stripped-down operating system is like a pair of rubber training wheels for children who can't be trusted to drive a full-fledged OS. Microsoft is banking on schools purchasing laptops with Windows 10 S installed, because the company's new operating system severely limits which apps users can install while giving IT administrators fine control over your system.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 S also locks users into Microsoft's ecosystem, forcing you to use Edge as your browser and Bing as your default search engine while preventing you from installing a number of really important apps that don't appear in the Windows Store. If you're an educator, the lack of choice should give you pause and, if you're buying a laptop for yourself or your child, these training wheels are probably a deal breaker.

If you want to use Chrome, Firefox, Opera or pretty much any browser other than Edge, you should not get a laptop with Windows 10 S. In its support FAQ, Microsoft writes that:

"Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Microsoft 10 S. You are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an .htm file. Additionally, the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed." (emphasis mine)

I just checked the Windows Store, and I can't find any other major browsers there (or even minor ones). There's an entry for Opera browser, but when you install it, you just get a window with a download button which directs you to opera.com to actually download the app.

Opera App

Perhaps some day, Google and Mozilla will get their browsers into the Windows Store. However, even if that happens, Edge will still be the default browser which opens any time you click a link in an email, a chat app or anywhere else in Windows 10 S. And every time you search by typing a query into Edge's address bar, you'll get results from Bing, with no option to change it to Google.

Now, to be fair, many people like using Edge browser, which is fast and has a clean UI. However, if you need any kind of browser extension to make a website work, you probably won't be able to use it on Edge. At present, Edge has only 32 extensions and, unlike Mozilla and Google who let anyone publish an extension, Microsoft hand picks the few developers that can do it.

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Some web services just can't work with Edge right now. For example, at work, we use a single sign-on service called Okta, which requires a plugin to work, a plugin which isn't available for Edge. A number of conferencing apps, including Bluejeans and Zoom, require either plug-ins (which Edge doesn't have) or downloadable apps, which aren't in the Windows Store. My mother is a college professor who sometimes grades standardized tests on the weekends, and the online tool she is required to use will only work on Chrome or Firefox.

Microsoft says that Windows 10 S will work with every app in its Windows Store. However, nearly two years after the store launched with Windows 10, a lot of the most important programs aren't available in the store. Here are a few of the many apps which weren't available when I wrote this article:

  • Visual Studio Community / Professional / Enterprise -- Microsoft's own development tool is not in its store so forget about teaching kids to program Windows apps on their Windows 10 S computers.
  • Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Premiere -- You can get the lightweight Adobe Photoshop Express and Photoshop Elements, but forget about the professional versions of Adobe's creative suite.
  • Notepad++ -- My favorite text editor is great for coding and building web pages. You won't find it in the store. There are other text editors in the store, though.
  • Android Studio -- Kids who want to learn how to build apps for Android phones and tablets won't be able to get Google's official development kit.
  • Google Drive -- You can visit Google Drive in your browser in Windows 10 S, but none of the Google client-side apps, including Google Drive, are in the store.
  • Slack / Hipchat -- The two popular group chat apps aren't available in Windows Store.
  • OpenVPN -- There are VPN apps in the Windows Store, but not this popular freeware program.
  • WhatsApp -- Lots of kids chat with this, but they can't on WIndows 10 S.
  • iTunes: Need to interface with your iPhone or download some media from Apple's store? Get a different Windows.

Hopefully, the developers of these apps and others will work with Microsoft to get into the Windows Store. It's almost certain that Microsoft will move its own apps (ex: Visual Studio) into the store at some point too. However, as of this writing, there are so many gaping holes in the store coverage.

For some schools, Windows 10 S's restrictions may initially be a strength rather than a weakness, but if those institutions want to use an education app that's not in the store or a web tool which won't function with Edge, they could have buyer's remorse. Fortunately, Microsoft is going to offer its EDU clients free upgrades to Windows 10 Pro, which I can imagine many of them using.

For individual users who are considering purchasing a Windows 10 S-powered computer like the Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S makes no sense at all. Would you really want to limit what apps and browsers you can use, right out of the box? Isn't the main benefit of Windows over Chrome OS the wide variety of software and services that you can use?

If you've been following Microsoft for a few years, you'll remember Windows RT, a failed version of Windows 8, which also only ran special Store apps. RT failed because of its lack of apps and Windows 10 S faces most of the same challenges. There's just one major improvement: any Windows 10 S user can pay $49 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, which can run every Windows program in the world and any browser you want. I expect a lot of people to pay that fee.

This article was  published in laptopmag.com by Avram Piltch

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Facebook is responding to the challenge from Snap in the classic way that tech companies try to face new competitors — by duplicating every core feature that made Snap popular, and then trying to crush it with distribution and marketing.

According to a story published Tuesday in The Information (subscription required), Facebook created a "Teens Team" to figure out how to grab teenagers back from Snapchat, and has been up front about its tactics within the company: The internal mantra among some groups is "don't be too proud to copy."

Unfortunately for Facebook, the track record for this strategy is poor.

Flash back to the early 2000s, when Microsoft was the undisputed king of the tech industry, with two unassailable monopolies — operating systems and productivity apps for personal computers.

It faced a lot of competitors, but the one that scared it the most was Google, which was in a completely different business.

Google didn't start by creating alternatives to Windows and Office, although it did so later. Instead, it created a suite of online services — first search, followed by email and maps — that threatened the entire purpose of a personal computer. Why rely on Microsoft software running locally when you could get so much done with web apps?

Microsoft's response? Trying to build the exact same service that made Google famous — a search engine, first known as MSN Search, later rebranded to Bing.

Eleven years later, Bing is a small minority player in search, with less than 10 percent market share on the desktop and less than 1 percent in mobile, according to NetMarketShare. Google dominates with almost 80 percent share on the desktop and well over 90 percent in mobile. "Google" has become a verb. Nobody "Bings" anything.

Bolstered by the massive margins in search advertising, Google has moved farther and farther into Microsoft's core territory, adding a massively successful mobile operating system (Android), web browser (Chrome), online productivity apps (Google for Work) and an increasingly robust cloud computing business. It also surpassed Microsoft in market cap for the first time in 2012 and remains ahead today.

Google faced its own Bing moment in 2011,

 when it faced a challenge from then-upstart Facebook. The social network didn't threaten Google by building a better search engine. It did so by creating an entirely different online service, based around social networking and real identities, that drew people's attention away from search and other Google properties. As people spent more and more time on Facebook, advertisers followed.

Google's response? To launch a competing social network based on real identities called Google+. It was just as successful as Bing — which is to say, not successful at all.

Facebook may still win. After all, Microsoft used this playbook very effectively in the 1990s to eliminate the threat posed by Netscape Navigator — it built a better browser, then shipped it with Windows. It dominated web browsing for almost a decade (until Google came along with Chrome and Apple's iPhone introduced the concept of effective mobile web browsing).

But Microsoft in the 1990s had an effective monopoly on personal computing platforms with Windows. If you wanted to go online, you had to go out of your way not to use Windows. The same is not true for Facebook — there are many ways to communicate and share information in real time with friends, including text messaging platforms like SMS and Apple's iMessage, and competing social networks like Twitter and — yes — Snapchat.

Facebook will have to do more to regain teens' attention than simply duplicating every feature that made Snapchat popular.

Source : cnbc.com

Categorized in Search Engine

Bing Ads Editor has been updated with support for Review Extensions. In addition, Bing Ads Editor v11.10 also comes with better keyword import, and an improved ability to create audience associations for Remarketing in Paid Search campaigns.

Categorized in Search Engine

Bing has arguably done something better than releasing its own messaging service. The company has released an extension for a messaging service which millions of people already use.

Bing now has an extension for Apple’s iMessage — and when you think about it, that’s a really smart move.

Instead of trying to force people to break out of their regular habits and use a new messaging service, which Google has been doing for years, Bing is bringing its technology to a messenger people have already grown accustomed to.

With the introduction of this extension, Bing’s search engine is now more readily available to iPhone and iPad users. Another reason why this is a smart move is because only one party in the conversation needs to have the extension installed.

That means you can use Bing’s iMessage extension whether or not your contacts are also using it. This is both convenient for users, and good for Bing since it may prompt others to use the extension as well.

With all of that being said, let’s take a look at what it can do.

Bing iMessage Extension Features

Truth be told, Bing’s iMessage extension is fairly limited in what it can do compared to Google Allo. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, such as the AI powered Google Assistant, but as a search and sharing tool it gets the job done.

”With the introduction of the Bing iMessage Extension, people can express themselves with GIFs, search and easily share places, movies, and more from the web, without leaving the conversation.”

After tapping on the app extension button and selecting the Bing extension, there’s a swipe-able carousel of categories you can scroll through to find what you need.

Here’s an example Bing provides of how it can be used to share restaurant suggestions to a group of friends:

To start using the extension, simply enable it through iMessage after downloading the Bing app from the App Store.

Source : searchenginejournal.com

Categorized in Search Engine

Skype-powered chatbot is showing up as an assistant to help searchers learn about restaurants in the Seattle area.

Bing has added a chatbot to help users with some of its local search results for restaurants in the Seattle area. After getting a tip from a reader, I was able to reproduce the chatbot option in Bing’s desktop search results, but not in its iOS app nor in the mobile browser search results.

The new feature appears at the bottom of the listing for some individual restaurants in the cities of Redmond (where Microsoft is based) and nearby Bellevue, Washington — both are just outside of Seattle. I’ve seen it on about six to eight different searches for specific restaurants, such as Monsoon in Bellevue. Below the regular business information is an invitation — Questions? Ask Monsoon bot for help — with a “Chat” call-to-action button to the right.

Clicking the button pops open a chat window that says it’s powered by Microsoft-owned Skype, and perhaps because I have a Skype account and the software on my desktop computer, the chat window recognizes me by name.

There’s no immediate help or guide telling me what kinds of questions I can ask, so the chat experience is clunky at first. But once you get started, the chatbot offers a number of different questions you can ask, including these:

  • Show me the directions to your place?
  • What parking options you have?
  • What dishes do you recommend?
  • Do you accept Amex?
  • How do I reserve a table?
  • What is your price range?
  • Can I wear formals?
  • Are there any discounts?
  • more…

As I said, the chat was semi-helpful — as is often the case when dealing with chatbots — and you have to learn how to phrase things if you’re not going to use the suggested questions. Here are some screen shots of my conversation with Monsoon bot:


I was able to get this chatbot feature to appear for about six to eight different restaurants in both Redmond and Bellevue, Washington, but it didn’t show up for any of the five to 10 Seattle restaurants I searched for Tuesday night. It also didn’t show up for any hotel searches in any of those same cities.

At this point, we don’t know if this is a limited test or something that’s live for anyone to use. We don’t know if it’s purposely active only for restaurants near Bing’s headquarters. And we don’t know if Bing has plans to use this chatbot feature more widely in the future. We’ve sent questions to Bing to learn more, and we’ll update this article if and when we do.

Postscript: A Bing spokesperson declined to answer the questions above about whether this is a test, how widely it’s available, etc. The company did provide this statement: “We’re constantly updating and refining the Bing search experience. We’ll share more information when available.”

Source : searchengineland.com

Categorized in Search Engine

Using Microsoft's machine-learning technologies, the Advanced Search for Bing News template allows brand managers (or news junkies) to scour the web for relevant news articles.

Power BI is already helping tens of thousands of enterprise users draw insights from business data. Now, the cloud-enabled business intelligence and analytics platform can also help marketers keep up with current events.

The software giant this week announced a new template, Advanced Search for Bing News, that employs a host of Microsoft cloud services and machine learning technologies to seek out news items on a given keyword or topic from hundreds of sources. Using the gathered information, the template can generate visualizations that puts things into perspective.

"A brand manager can use the cluster map to quickly identify topics they want to learn more about and further qualify them by things like timeframe, news category or perhaps sentiment bucket—and then easily navigate to the articles themselves for full exploration of the topic," offered Microsoft Power BI program manager Justyna Lucznik, as an example in her blog post.

"This allows brand managers to connect to the right articles quickly and in a visually impactful way," she continued. Users can also organize their results based on locations, people and organizations.

    Under the hood, the search template relies on technologies from Microsoft Research, including innovations in entity extraction, sentiment analysis and unsupervised machine learning algorithms that enable natural language processing, explained Lucznik. Naturally, it also employs a number of the company's cloud services, including Azure ML, Logic Apps, Functions and the Cortana Analytics cognitive services suite.

    The template is the internet news counterpart to the Campaign/Brand Management for Twitter template Microsoft released last September, Lucznik noted. Similar to the Bing News template, it can be used to track sentiment and topic trends. Additionally, it enables organizations to monitor how Twitter's throng of users react to their products and services.

    Meanwhile, users of the Power BI Desktop software will have several new capabilities to explore in the March 2017 update.

    "We have several highly-requested features in this month’s release, including textbox font color, several visual improvements, and previews of three highly requested features: report theming, a new matrix visual with major experience updates, and a numeric range slicer," said Amanda Cofsky, a program manager at Microsoft's Power BI unit, in March 6 announcement.

    Power BI's new report theming capabilities, currently in preview, allow organizations to harmonize their charts, tables and other visuals with their corporate branding. Users can set colors for a number of elements, including the foreground, background and table accents.

    Other enhancements include the ability to add percentages to pie and donut chart data labels and a new cross-highlighting option in charts that allows users to select multiple series, enabling more complex comparisons, said Cofsky.

    The clustering feature is now generally available, offering users a new way of presenting data on scatter charts and tables. Also generally available this month are connectors for Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Analysis Services.

    Source : eweek.com

    Categorized in Search Engine

    The majority of people may prefer Google Search over any other alternative search engine, but when it comes to searching for quality images, Bing Image Search excels. Recently, Bing published a blog, explaining why the Microsoft’s search engine can produce better image search results. Here is the detailed report of why Microsoft feels, Bing Image Search is better than the competition, along with some examples.

    Bing image search

    Bing Image Search excels

    It won’t be a right statement if we say that Google doesn’t give expected results at all. In fact, Google made quite a lot progress in recent years, and Google’s image search results are pretty good too. However, here you will see what new features Bing has to offer when it comes to Bing image search and which make Bing a better image search engine than the competition.

    1. Quality of images has been improved in Bing image search

    Bing says they can produce better quality images than ever before.  Now Bing returns mostly the High-resolution images for any search, as compared to Google.

    Bing image search

    2. Better understanding of the object being searched

    Earlier, search engines used to refer to the text that was used to describe a particular image. This text was being used as the information to search for a relevant image. Or, the web page that contained this image was used as a reference. However, now Bing can isolate the image from the rest of its elements such as text that surrounds it and the web page that hosts that image; and can derive the image’s position and size. This way, images that are not up to the mark are omitted from the search results. In an official blog, Bing shows an example of such images.

    Bing image search

    As you can see in the above example, the images on the right-hand side are filtered out from the search results. For such filtration, certain criteria are used such as whether the object is in the background or the foreground.

    3. Displaying Hero Images in Bing image search

    This is yet another feature that makes it better than Google. Bing can display Hero images. A Hero image is a large banner image that is prominently placed on a web page. Bing uses this Hero image experience while displaying the image results. However, instead of placing the Hero images at the center, these are placed in the top left-hand corner in the Bing image search. This is because majority of the people across the globe scan the images from left to right. This way, users get high-resolution Hero images placed at the beginning.

    Bing image search

    4. Colour-wise search results

    Even Google has the feature of displaying images by filtering them by color. However, Bing has a better understanding of the color, because it detects whether the color is used in the background or used for a particular object.

    Bing image search

    5. More filtering options for people

    Bing certainly has one thing that Google does not have. This is the extra filtration that can be applied while searching for people; especially celebrities.

    Bing image search

    There is a tab called as ‘People’ where users can select the options such as ‘Just Faces’ or ‘Head & Shoulders’. As the names suggest, users can filter the Bing image search results for only faces or the images with head and shoulder of the person.

    6. Various filters

    Bing brings more number of image filter options for the users than Google.  Following are the filters that a user can apply to view the proper set of images:

    1. Size: Small, Medium, Large, Wallpaper
    2. Colors: Color Only, Black & White
    3. Type: Photograph, clipart, Line drawing
    4. Layout: Square, Wide, Tall
    5. People: Just Faces, Head & Shoulders

    Bing image search

    With so many filters and options to choose in Bing image search results, it certainly becomes a better search engine than the competition in terms of image searches.

    Do try out Bing.com Image Search and let us know what you think of it.

    Source : thewindowsclub.com

    Categorized in Search Engine

    Search Engines is a web based computer program that find pdf documents, Images, Videos and HTML pages for specified keyword and returns the high quality results of any webpage containing those keywords. Web engines crawled and indexed the billions of web pages (including Images, Videos, PDF documents much more) and show the results depending upon their importance. World most popular engine is Google end of 2016 62+ billion pages indexed by Google. Top 5 safe free search engines is Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask.com, AOL.

    1 Google.com    Alexa rank = 1   Similarweb rank = 1

    Google.comGoogle.com was developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in September 1998. 67.47% search market control by google inc. Company provide thousand of products and services like email, Google+, Google Search, Google Drive, Chrome, Youtube, Blogger, Android. Pagerank and link building is most popular algorithm provided by Google. The company reported 96% revenue was derived from its advertising programs. Using Google you can search images, videos, news, maps. Over 1.1+ billion WorldWide unique visitors use this website and over 55,976 employees work in this company. In 2005 google develop a desktop and mobile mapping service. It offering street maps, satellite imagery. Company CEO = Sundar Pichai. Company revenue US $68.83 billion in 2015. Net Income US $16.889 billion. Company total equity = $108.34 billion. Total employees = 59,976 (Q3 2016).

    2 Bing.com    Alexa rank = 28   Similarweb rank = 52

    Bing.comBing.com developed by microsoft in June 2009. Bing offering three column display format first column for traditional search results, second column shows structured data and in third column data shows provides from twitter and facebook. Bing offer some additional features such as interface, media, local info, integration with hotmail, integration with facebook, integration with apple, integration with window8. Bing entertainment service allow visitors to View Movies,    Tv shows,   Music  and Games. Bing finance and local services provide complete information about stock market and local business details and reviews. The images and videos search algorithm enable users to quickly search most relevant photographs and videos. Bing e-commerce market features enable users to find hotels, flight tickets and online products. 54.6 million USA unique visitors use this website.

    3 Yahoo.com    Alexa rank = 6   Site URL = http://www.yahoo.com

    Yahoo.comYahoo is a web-portal developed by David Filo and Jerry Yang in 1994. According to comscore 196 million US visitors use yahoo. Yahoo provides Sports information, news, Music, Videos, finance, messenger, mail, maps. Yahoo offer communication services like messenger and mail, yahoo mail service offer 10Gb storage. the company offer some social networking services like flickr, yahoo buzz, yahoo personals. End of 2010 yahoo offers mobile services like mobile blogging and messaging. Yahoo support the e-commerce market and small businesses. Company CEO Marissa Mayer and chairman Maynard webb. with yahoo service you can access more than one services such as mail, finance, world news, image hosting and watch movies cricket online. Company revenue = US $1.69 billion | Total assets = US $16.80 billion | Total employees = 14,453.

    4 Baidu.com    Alexa rank = 4   Site URL = http://www.baidu.com

    Baidu.comBaidu was founded by Robin Li and Eric Xu in january 2000. It indexed over 81 million images, 13 million audio and video files, 751 million webpages. It is 5th popular web crawler in the world and No 1 in the China. Baidu company provide several services such as - baidu cloud is most powerful cloud based service it offer 3 TB free online storage. Baidu post bar is another online community where users can share knowledge and ideas. Baidu image and video search services offer millions of multimedia files. Baidu offer social networking service users can post images, blogs, videos through this service.

    5 Yandex.com    Alexa rank = 1,257   Site URL = http://www.yandex.com

    Yandex.comYandex.com russian based engine developed by Arkady Vlozh and Llya Segalovich. According comscore 56 million users from all over the world use Yandex. Company revenue = $39.4 billion | Operating income = $13.3 billion | Net income = $13.6 billion | Total assets = $34 billion | Total equity = $28.89 billion | Total employees = 5,432.

    6 Ask.com    Alexa rank = 106   Site URL = http://www.ask.com

    Ask.comThe Ask was founded by David Warthen and Garrett Gruener in 1995. Ask is a most popular question answering site, later it add image and video search facility. Ask browser toolbar can appear as extra bar added to the any type of browser window. According quantcast 33 million US users use this site.

    7 AOL.com    Alexa rank = 243   Site URL = http://www.AOL.com

    Search.AOL.comAOL is a mass media corporation founded by Steve Case, Marc Seriff, Jim Kimsey. This company invest in many websites. AOL major acquisitions Techcrunch, Engadget, MapQuest, The Huffington post. AOL search facility powered by google inc. AOl also offer News, Lifestyle, Sports, Finance, Entertainment services. Company revenue = $2.19 billion | Net Income = $1.059 billion | Total assets = $2.799 billion | Total employees = 5,987.

    8 DuckDuckgo   Alexa rank = 609   Site URL = http://www.duckduckgo.com

    DuckDuckgo.comDuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg in september 2008. This website uses data from Wikipedia, Bing, Yahoo, Yendex. It puts privacy first and does't log user information and does not store IP addresses.

    9 Sogou.com    Alexa rank = 58   Site URL = http://www.sogou.com

    Soso.com is a web based chinese web crawler later this company owned by Tencent inc. So soso discontinued services and now redirects to Sogou.com.

    10 Webcrawler  Alexa rank = 2,486   Site URL = http://webcrawler.com

    Webcrawler.comWebcrawler.com was founded by Brian Pinkerton in april 1994. It was first fully indexed secure meta engine, that fetched the good results from Yahoo! inc, Google, Bing search, About.com, Ask.com and some others. Webcrawler offering all type of results like multimedia (including videos, images, local business information and news). Webcrawler show advertising results at the top and bottom of the page, and all organic results showing in middle of the page.

    11 Wow.com    Alexa rank = 2,104   Site URL = http://www.wow.com

    Wow.comWOW.com powered by Google, it provide quick link for most popular websites in the world. According quantcast 5.5 million US unique visitors use wow to find awesome stuff. WOW.com was developed by AOL company. This engine search images based on high quality pixel and its width, height and formats.

    12 Info.com    Alexa rank = 8,574   Site URL = http://www.info.com

    Info.comInfo.com is an image, video, news and html page finder and fetched results from Google, Open Directory, Yahoo and Bing, Ask. Info.com offers a meta engine that allows you to search multiple leading sources at once, returning more comprehensive and relevant results fast. Info provide some plugins for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome. Using it users can easily access millions of images, videos, employment opportunities. Info.com online comparison shopping service enables users to compare products, prices and buy products.

    13 Infospace    Alexa rank = 14,246   Site URL = http://www.infospace.com

    61 million unique visitors use this website. Infospace was founded by Rich Skrenta in 2007. 5 million US visitors use this site it offer downable browser search toolbar. Infospace use the dynamic inference graph algorithm and slashtag filters.

    1. Excite.com Alexa rank  = 8,347   | Quantcast US rank = NA | Compete US rank = NA
    2. Dogpile.com Alexa rank = 6,371  | Quantcast USA rank = 4,161 | Compete US rank = 2,089
    3. Lycos.com Alexa rank = 15,114   | Quantcast US rank = 14,878 | Compete US rank = 15,185
    4. Contenko.com Alexa rank = 132K| Quantcast US rank = 143K | Compete US rank = 123K


     


    Comparison of Best Search Engines

    Best Search EnginesCompany namePages indexedAdvertise mentsDaily direct queriesQueries countRunning non free JSSoftware distribution license
    Google.com Google Over 63.2 billion Yes Over 413 million Yes No Proprietary
    Bing.com Microsoft Over 31.02 billion Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    Yahoo Search Yahoo! Over 24.2 billion Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    Baidu Search Baidu Over 771 million Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    Yandex Search Yandex Over 2.2 billion Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    SoSo Tencent Unknown Yes Unknown No No Proprietary
    DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo NA Optional 7.6 million No No Mixed
    Gigablast NA Over 1.2 billion No Unknown Yes No Free
    Best Search EnginesServer's location(s)Https SupportProxy gateway search links availableIP address trackingBrowser trackingInformation sharingDedicated servers
    Google USA Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes NA
    Bing USA/China Yes(SSL blocked in China) Unknown Yes Yes Yes NA
    Yahoo search USA Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes NA
    Baidu China & Japan No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown NA
    Yandex Russia Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown No NA
    SoSo China No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown NA
    DuckDuckGo USA Yes Yes No No No NA
    Gigablast USA No No No No No NA

    List of Search Engines

    RankGeneral Search EnginesPopular in...?Alexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS UsersLanguage
    1 Google.com US, India, Brazil, UK 1 1 71.78% 11% 181M Multilingual
    2 Yahoo.com US, UK, France, India, Taiwan 4 4 64.76% 16.96% 161M Multilingual
    3 Baidu.com China 5 10 62.92% 8.1% 1.5M Multilingual
    4 Bing.com US, France 25 13 68.87% 4.77% 70M Multilingual
    5 Sogou.com China, Taiwan, Hong Kong 165 598 48.89% 32.27% 401K Chinese
    6 Duckduckgo US, France, UK, Germany 567 578 93.42% 2.43% 1.8M Multilingual
    7 Youdao.com China 623 1,645 61.12% 13.78% 231K Chinese
    8 Yandex.com Russia, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine 2,174 1,921 61.12% 13.20% 551K Multilingual
    9 Go.com US, Canada, Venezuela, UK 81 115 63.31% 16.89% 52M NA
    10 Search.aol US, UK, Germany, China 152 94 68.32% 7.66% 19M English
    11 Lycos.com US, UK, Canada, Germany 9,856 13,246 54.54% 22.92% 351K NA
    12 Qwant.com France, Germany, Belgium 22,765 10,124 89.78% 7.01% NA NA

     

    RankMetasearch EnginesPopular in...?Alexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS UsersLanguage
    1 Webcrawler US, India, Canada, Indonesia 998 985 7.87% 91.22% 4.5M English
    2 kayak.com US, Canada, Spain, Israel 567 1,432 34.33% 26.43% 7M Multilingual
    3 Excite.com US, Canada, UK, Germany 7,932 8,583 64.12% 11.34% 512K English
    4 ixquick.com US, Germany, France, Netherlands 9,897 3,123 87.24% 2.52% 289K Multilingual
    5 Info.com US, Canada, India, Malaysia 8,342 11,342 13.24% 87.35% 1M English
    6 Zoo.com Germany, Brazil, Mexico, India 32,564 13,478 96.54% 2.66% 37K NA
    7 Yippy.com US, UK, France, Canada 127,328 212,976 41.22% 1.23% 25K English

    RankJob search EnginesPopular in...?Alexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Indeed.com US, Canada, Australia, Germany 159 212 36.18% 40.56% 18M
    2 Naukri.com India, Japan, United Arab Emirates 445 1,311 54.87% 23.78% 120K
    3 Glassdoor.com US, India, Canada, UK 513 1,421 34.89% 43.21% 11M
    4 Monster.com US, India, Canada, Philippines 877 1,786 37.68% 43.25% 10M
    5 Careerbuilder US, Uk, India, Canada, Philippines 1,578 1,896 47.81% 20.19% 6M
    6 Jobstreet.com Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore 2,170 2,765 51.86% 6.89% 61K
    7 careers.yahoo NA NA NA NA NA NA
    8 Incruit.com Korea, Venezuela, Thailand 2,432 3,123 19.45% 67.72% NA
    9 Dice.com US, India, Canada, Eritrea 4,231 5,865 48.97% 12.89% 2.2M
    10 Adzuna.co.uk UK, US, Ireland, France 18,475 22,345 38.89% 29.64% 145K
    11 Eluta.ca Canada, India, France 49,787 57,987 29.89% 51.78% NA
    12 Linkup.com US, India, Canada, UK 81,478 84,875 21.98% 50.98% 231K

     

    RankBitTorrent search EnginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Torrentz.eu 185 484 64.89% 21.32% 2M
    2 iSohunt.to 3,432 1,786 25.76% 34.00% 411K
    3 Btdigg.org 9,543 6,212 24.87% 17.11% 65K
    4 Mininova.org 37,234 18,501 51.77% 14.45% 53K
    5 Torrentus.si 92,423 53,674 38.98% 46.81% NA

     

    RankQuestion & AnswerAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Ask.com 34 25 89.86% 5.12% 20M
    2 Quora.com 151 342 32.87% 57.22% 8M
    3 Answers.com 328 289 14.67% 52.01% 25M
    4 eHow.com 678 1,511 11.31% 85.79% 16M
    5 Wikihow.com 189 432 9.87% 90.71% 8M
    6 Answers.yahoo NA   45.12 9.87 NA

    RankMaps Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Bing maps 987 1023 56.23 7.23 NA
    2 Google Maps 234 342 67.34 26.45 NA
    3 Mapquest.com 964 958 47.51% 46.72% 16M
    4 Wikimapia.org 2,432 1,121 24.22% 71.44% 461K
    5 Here.com 2,618 1,751 25.21% 18.63% 1M
    6 Openstreetmap.org 5,897 3,375 43.43% 33.67% 342K

     

    RankNews Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 News.Google.com 105 115 53.37 0.95 189M
    2 Bing.com/news 212 342 59.67 9.56 NA
    3 Topix.com 989 1,378 27.12% 36.61% 4.1M
    4 news.Yahoo.com 134 167 49.34 3.23 178M
    5 Newslookup.com 243,956 447,432 12.21 84.13 453K

     

    RankReal estate/ property Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Zillow.com 164 223 44.42% 42.12% 25.5M
    2 Realtor.com 491 826 42.11% 40.43% 10.5M
    3 Rightmove.co.uk 723 1,134 47.18% 35.54% 221K
    4 Redfin.com 992 1,961 55.34% 28.91% 2.8M
    5 Hotpads.com 5,965 4,213 42.64% 43.87% 1.3M


    RankBusiness Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Justdial.com 411 2,218 11.11% 84.45% 301K
    2 Thomasnet.com 12,342 28,543 18.89% 71.12% 558
    3 Globalspec.com 18,125 27,301 16.43% 77.99% 441K
    4 Business.com 24,891 43,321 38.90% 34.27% 300K
    5 Nexis.com 68,125 53,673 52.97% 6.45% 60K

     

    RankMultimedia Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Youtube.com 3 3 46.31% 21.33% 161M
    2 Bing videos 3,231 3,389 45.12 6.19 19.6M
    3 Yahoo Video 1,231 2,312 48.32 4.67 NA
    4 Tineye.com 4,111 6,254 71.34% 19.54% 123K
    5 Vevo.com 5,821 5,231 47.87% 31.75% 1.1M
    6 Blinkx.com 38,275 6,775 13.11% 2.47% 325K
    7 Findsounds.com 147,423 69,334 26.33% 50.41% NA

     

    RankSource code Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Code.Google.com   3,452 24.32 37.10 5.4M
    2 Code.Openhub.net          

    Source : socialcliff.com

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