Search Engines

A web search engine is a tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web.

A meta-search engine is a search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. Metasearch engines enable users to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously. From Wikipedia  .
Other search engine lists and directories: The-Best-Search-Engines-List  , Pandia  , 20search.com  , antezeta.com/blog/search-engine-list  , SearchEngineWatch.com  , The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines  , Machable/140+Search Engines and Directories  , Wikipedia/List of search engines  , The Search Engine ListSearchJohn.com, Search-Marketing.info, BBC News - Google: Alternatives to the search giant. Note: Some of the directories may have links to malicious sites.
See also: Search to donate sites. Your searches generate a donation.

List of search engines

General search engines

Ask.com

Bing  

Blekko

Cuil   (Defunct)

Duck Duck Go  


Ehalos  
Acquired by Google India.

Entireweb 

Exalead  

Google  

WireDoo is in Pre-Beta.

Yahoo! Search (Powered by Bing

Yandex.com  
English version of Russian search engine.


Other Search engines

Aesop.com   (Defunct)
Their URL address is now used by a skin products company.

Acoon
SJSF: It is a very simple search engine with very bad search results.

Amfibi  


Info: Blippex orders sites according to the amount of time people spend on a page once they have clicked onto it.

Boogami  (Possibly Defunct)
Boogami search engine is not functioning.

Clush  

Social search engine
Advisory: Eurekster has been rated yellow by WOT:Web of Trust  .

A partner of Entireweb.


Foovy  
Foovy is no longer a search engine.

FyberSearch  

Gigablast  

HopHunt  

Icerocket  
Icerocket is now a blog & social media search engine.

Ipiari.us   (English) (Possibly defunct)
Ipiari.com   (Español) 
Ipiari presents results in images that show the interface of the website obtained as a search result.

iWannaSearch   beta
See their blog for more info  .
SJSF opinion: iWannaSearch has poor results.

KartOO  
Visual search engine

Kosmix   (Defunct)
The link redirects to WalmartLabs.
Kosmix searches for relevant videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and links to related topics.Not a normal Search engine.

Lookle   
(Possibly defunct)
Lookle donates up to 50% of its advertising revenue to charity.

Mahalo.com  

Mojeek  

Mooter  

MozDex
As of September 2010, the MozDex search engine is unavailable. Wikipedia article

Myahint  

MySeek  
Opinion: MySeek has poor results.

OktypuS    (Possibly Defunct)
It allows users to visually preview websites before clicking on them. Not functioning at the moment.

PC Tools - Search Defender
URL: http://www.search-results.com

Qkport   (Possibly defunct or under renovation)

Scrub the Web.com  

Search2.net  (Powered by Nutch)
From Israel

SearchEngine.com
It is not functioning at the moment. February, 2012 

Search Engine Corp  
Search Engine Corp's search feature is now Yahoo! powered CraigRom.com   


SearchHippo.com
URL: http://www.searchhippo.com
Warning: SearchHippo has been rated red by WOT & Web Security Guard.

Info: An Islamic Search Engine
Taqwa's own description  : Islamic Conscience Search Engine 

thagoo   beta (Possibly Defunct)

Topsy  
A search engine powered by tweets.

TYGO
SJSF opinion: Tygo's results are not very good.

Visvo  

UlysSeek

Walhello  

Websquash

Info: Yacy bases its search on the principle of a peer-to-peer network.

Zerx 

Semantic Search engines
Evri  
Evri is no longer a search engine.

Cluuz  

hakia   (Powered by Ask.com  )

Yebol  

Major Non English search engines

Baidu   (Chinese)

Sogou.com (Chinese)

Yandex.ru   (Russian)

Non English and/or Geographically limited search engines


Alleba   (Philippine, English)

Ansearch.com   (Australian with web-server in the USA) Language: English
Advisory: Ansearch.co.uk has been rated yellow by WOT:Web of Trust  .

Buscador Terra  
Language: Spanish (en español)  

Daum   (South Korean)

Eniro.se   (Swedish)

goo   (Japanese)

Guruji.com   (India)
Norton Safe Web   safety rating. LinkExtend Safety Status: Low Risk

Hoga.pl   (Poland)

Kvasir   (Norwegian)
Powered by Google

Leit.is (Icelandic)

Luna.TV   (Japanese)
Powered by Google  

malayalamsearch.com   (Malaysian)
Powered by Google

Maktoob   (Jordan)
Avalable in English.
LinkExtend Safety Status:Low Risk

Miner.hu (Hungarian)

Najdi.si (Slovenian)

Naver   (South Korean)

NetSprint.pl   (Poland)

Onet.pl   (Polish)
Enhanced by Google
Rated as potentially dangerous by hpHosts  .

Onkosh   (Arabic, Egypt) 

PolyMeta.hu   (Hungarian)

Rambler   (Russian)

Rediff.com (India)

SAPO   (Portugal)

Search.ch (Switzerland, English)

Seznam.cz (Czech)

Soso.com   (Chinese)

spray.se   (Sweden)
Enhanced by Google

Starta.nu   (Sweden)

Talk Talk   (UK)
Talk Talk no longer has search.
  

Terra.com  
Enhanced by Google.
Language: Spanish (en español)

Voila   (French)

Walla!   (Israel, Hebrew)
Powered by Google.

WP.PL   (Polish)

Youdao   (Chinese)
Meta-search engines

Agent 55  

AllPlus  

All Searches

Atnio
URL: http://www.atnio.com
Removed due to red ratings from WOT  , McAfee SiteAdvisor   & Trend Micro Site Safety Center  .

Blingo.com  
Blingo Info: Search and get a chance to win prizes. Powered by Bing & Yahoo! Search.
Advisory: Blingo got a yellow rating from WOT: Web of Trust   and 3 negative reviews in McAfee SiteAdvisor  .

Clusty   is now yippy  
yippy  

Crawler  

CurryGuide.com  
Privacy advisory: CurryGuide displays what its users search for on their Dynamic Search Statistics pages  . Some may consider this a privacy risk.

do Great Good   (Defunct)
do Great Good now direct their users to Dogpile.
A search to donate site powered by Ask.com, Bing and Yahoo!.

dogpile  
Powered by Google, Bing, & Yahoo!.

Earthfrisk.org   (Possibly defunct)
Earthfrisk.org has poor and few results.

easysearch.org.uk  
Powered by Bing & Yahoo!
Info  : Every search will raise funds for the Galactosaemia   Support Group.
A search to donate site

excite  
Powered by Google, Bing & Yahoo!.

FindTarget  
URL: http://findtarget.com
Advisory: Find Target has been rated red by WOT  .

FuzzFind  
Powered by Google, Bing, Yahoo!, & Del.icio.us.

Gnome  
Websites are displayed within Gnome.
Advisory: Gnome has been rated yellow by WOT:Web of Trust  . LinkExtend Safety Status:Low Risk

GoodTree   (Possibly defunct)
Chose your favorite charities and support them with your searches.
Advisory: Good Tree got a red rating in child safety from WOT:Web of Trust  .
LinkExtend Safety Status:Low Risk

Goofram  
Search Google and Wolfram Alpha toghether at the same time.

Harvester42  
Harvester now only searches for scientific sites & documents.
Harvester42 queries over 30 major search engines in parallel and presents a large result page with the individual search engine results.

iBoogie   (Powered by Bing)
Info  : Powered by Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask, LookSmart, About and Open Directory.
Advisory: Info.com has been rated yellow by WOT:Web of Trust  . LinkExtend Safety Status:Low Risk

Infospace
Powered by Google, Yahoo! & Bing.

iRazoo   (Powered by Yahoo! & the user's recommendations)
Websites are displayed within iRazoo.
iRazoo: Search and Win free gift cards.

ixquick  
Ixquick protects your privacy  
Ixquick focuses on protecting the privacy of their users.

Kartoo

LeapFish   (Possibly defunct)

Mamma  
WOT: Web of Trust   safety status: light green. LinkExtend Safety Status: Low Risk

MetaBear.ru  
Most results appear to be from Bing.

Metacca   (Possibly defunct or under renovation)
Powered by Google, Yahoo! & Bing. 

Meta Strike  (Possibly abandoned)
The search is not functioning at the moment.

Molu  
Search results from Bing & Yahoo!.

Monster Crawler  
Powered by Google, Yahoo!, & Bing. 

Myriad Search   (No longer available)
Myriad Search is dead.
A pop-up ad appears when you enter their site.

My Way  
The user can chose what search engine to use. 
The choices are  between Yahoo!, Ask, & Google. 
Advisory: My Way has been rated yellow by WOT  .

NeoAid.com  
NeoAid is no longer providing search.
A search to donate site powered by Google   and Yahoo!  .

Onimeta   (Possibly Defunct)
No longer a search engine.

PerfectSE  
Advisory: PerfectSE has been rated red by WOT:Web of Trust  .

PolyMeta  
Powered by Google, Bing, Ask, & Yahoo!.

qksearch   (Possibly defunct or under renovation)
Privacy advisory: qksearch displays what its users search for on its Search Viewer   page.Some people may consider this a privacy risk.

Scour
Info: Powered by Google, Yahoo!, & Bing.

Search.com  
Powered by BlekkoGoogle, Bing & DMOZ directory.  

Search Kindly is a search to donate site.
Powered by Google, Yahoo!, Bing, & Wikipedia

Searches  
Advisory: Searches has been rated red by WOT:Web of Trust  .

Searchy   (Possibly defunct)
Advisory: Searchy has been rated yellow and red by WOT:Web of Trust  .

Snap  
It seems Snap will no longer be providing general web search.

SniperPoint   (Possibly defunct or under renovation) 

Sonic Run
SJSF: At the moment it has terrible results.

SortFix  
Not functioning at the moment. February 6, 2012 
Allows the user to switch results between Google  , Yahoo!   and dmoz open directory project  . 

Sperse!   
Enhanced by Bing & Yahoo!.

Stream City   (Possibly defunct or under renovation)
Privacy advisory:Stream City displays what its users search for on their http://streamcity.com/home/recent.aspx    web page.Some may consider this a privacy risk.

SurfWax  
SurfWax is now a news search site.

TripleMe   (Possibly defunct)
Searches Google, Yahoo, and Bing.The results are displayed in three columns, one column per search engine. 

Turbo 10  (Possibly defunct)

Uncover the Net
Web directory & Search Engine.
Powerd by Google, Yahoo!, & Bing. 

WebCrawler  
Powered by Google, Yahoo! & Bing.

Webfetch  
Powered by Google, Yahoo! & Bing.

whatUseek
URL: http://www.whatuseek.com
Warning: whatUseek has been rated red by WOT.

Yippy

Yooci  (Possibly defunct or currently unavailable)

Yoseek
Powered by Google, Yahoo!, & Bing.

Zip2 
Powered by Google, Yahoo!, Bing, & Ask.

Zuula  
Zuula gets its results on separate tabs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Gigablast, Exalead, Alexa, Entireweb, Mahalo, & Mojeek.

Zworks   (Possibly defunct or currently unavailable)

Visual search engines

Ipiari.us   (English) (Possibly Defunct)
Ipiari.com   (Español) 
Ipiari presents results in images that show the interface of the website obtained as a search result.

KartOO  

LyGO  
LyGO is now part of Lycos  
Advisory: LyGO has been rated Yellow by WOT:Web of Trust  .

Mugurdy   (Defunct) 
Due to a lack of funding, the Mugurdy Visual Search Engine has been taken off the air.

Viewzi   (Defunct)


Invisible Web Search Engines
CompletePlanet  

InfoMine (http://infomine.ucr.edu)  

Intute (http://www.intute.ac.uk)  

For other invisible web search engines see   www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-search-engines-explore-deep-invisible-web  .


GIF Search Engines
Giphy
Search engines powered by other search engines.

Powered by Ask.com

IWon.com
IWon.com is a free casual game site and web portal that offers the chance to win cash and prizes through activities such as clicking through links or playing online games.
Warning: IWon.com has been rated red by M86 SecureBrowsing & yellow by WOT: Web of Trust  .



Teoma   (Owned by Ask.com)
Powered by Bing

Alexa Internet  
It is mainly used to provide statistics on websites.
Advisory:Alexa Internet has been rated yellow by McAfee SiteAdvisor  .

envirosearch.org  
An environmental Search to donate site.

iBoogie  

iron-start.com/search   (English)
iron-start.com   (German)

Powered by Google

100.com

Abacho.com donates 25% of all earnings to Save the Children.

Ads4Africa.org  (Defunct)
Google shut them down.
The link now takes you to the Health & Fitness Tips blog.
See Facebook page for more information.
A search to donate site.

ALOT Search  
Warning: ALOT has been rated red by WOT  . 

AOL Search  
  
AVG Secure Search  

Blackle  

Energy saving search
.

Not working at the moment. February 8, 2012
An environmental search to donate site.


Cuil!  
URL: www.cuil.pt  

DeeperWeb  

Ecooogle  
eco search
Ecooogle is now just a blog.

FastSpeedTest.com  
Google custom search & Internet speed test.

Findelio   
Web Directory

Give me back my Google  
Not affiliated with Google  .

Groovle  
Create your own custom search page with your own images.
Groovle.com is n
ot owned, operated, sponsored, or endorsed by Google  ™

gSeek  

iBlackle  
Energy saving search engine.

Isara.org  
A search to donate site.

Lunascape Start (en.luna.tv)   

Magic taxi  
MagicTaxi gives 50% of its advertising revenue to charity.

Meta Eureka   

MySpace Search  

Netscape Search  

Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) 
Possibly Defunct 
URL: http://oajse.110mb.com
Link removed due to security concerns.
The link is redirecting to a potentially malicious site.

Pandia Power Search  
Pandia is also a directory of search engines.

By Ixquick 
Info: Startpage offers Web search results from Google in complete privacy.

Starting Point  
Starting Point is also a web directory.

SuperSafeSearch  
SuperSafeSearch blocks some sites that contain viruses & spyware.
SuperSafeSearch currently blocks 13670 sites known to contain viruses.

theGreenspider.com   (Possibly defunct or under renovation)
Save energy while you search theGreenspider has saved an estimated 1,422,880,000 Ws to date - enough to power one 60W light bulb for 395,244 minutes.

Zen Search
Google custom search

Zeezo
Google custom search

Znout  
By using Znout, you can make your Internet searches CO2 neutral.

Powered by Yahoo!
Yahoo! is now powered by Bing

Afroo.org  
A search to donate site.

AltaVista  
AltaVista was once one of the most popular search engines.Info from Wikipedia   

AlltheWeb.com (It is now part of Yahoo! Search)

Clicks4Cancer   (It no longer has search)
Formerly a search to donate site.

Cluuz 

CraigRom.com  

Ecocho  
At the moment only Ecocho.co.uk is up, but it is not working. (February 2012)
Ecocho has the aim of offsetting carbon emissions by donating 70% of revenues to 'carbon offset credits'.Info from Wikipedia  
Privacy advisory: Ecocho displays what its users search for on their Trends   page. Some may consider this a privacy risk.

Everyclick  
A search to donate site.

Forestle  
Forestle is now Ecosia.org  
Forestle is an ecologically inspired not-for-profit web search site.Info from Wikipedia  

GoodSearch  
GoodSearch donates 50% of its revenue, about a penny per search, to listed American charities and schools designated by its users.[2]  From Wikipedia  

HotBot   (Owned by Lycos)

Lycos  

Rollyo  

SearchToAid.org   (Possibly defunct)
A search to donate site.

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