Google is an Internet search engine developed by two graduate students at Stanford University. In 1998, Google was recognized as a search engine of choice, as it returned more relevant results than many of the existing search engines. Nowadays, the term “Googled” refers to an Internet search on anything or anyone using the Google search engine.
Yahoo originally started as an Internet guide before becoming a search engine. The guide became a tool for anyone looking for a useful website. It is also known as a web search engine that returns relevant information for video, images and responses.
Bing is a search engine from Microsoft. It has improved services that include maps and street photos. It started successfully gaining market share in mid-2009. It started in 1998 as MSN Search, evolving to a new brand called Live Search in 2007 and officially became Bing in 2009. This search engine returns relevant information and organizes it to help in informed decisions.
Ask searches the web for the most mentioned in discussions, and publishes this information in “Ask more usual questions”. This engine searches for websites, images, news, blogs, videos, maps and addresses. The more specific you are in your search, you will receive the most relevant information.
The AOL Search search engine provides relevant multimedia results. Multimedia websites use a variety of different content formats that this search engine can organize and display in the results list.
Gigablast is a new type of search engine that provides real-time indexing for websites. It also offers special features, such as generating themes and indexing documents with different formats.
The AltaVista search engine strives to offer information to the world community, according to its website. This engine saves the words of each web page in a search index to be able to track all the information, and deliver it as search results. AltaVista was also the first company to include the multilingual search capability.
FAST was acquired by Microsoft in 2008 to develop improved business search technologies. The integration of Microsoft’s FAST search aims to attract more traffic and revenue for business websites.
This search engine is known for its ability to produce more results with less information than other search engines may need.
Snap is a new type of search engine. It provides contextual content and informs about the searches of other Internet users.