Top 10 Search Engines in 2022 with additional info

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Search engines allow visitors to quickly and easily access information of real interest or value without having to go through a plethora of unneeded web pages. We are very familiar with the Google search engine, but there are other search engines besides Google in the market like Bing Yahoo, Baidu.

In this article, we have listed the top 10 search engines in the world. based on various parameters.

What is a search engine?

A search engine is a software system designed to run web searches. The system systematically searches the World Wide Web (WWW) for specific information specified in a text web search query. Search results are usually presented in a single line of results, often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs).

Top 10 search engines in the World in terms of share of Visits during February 2022

RankingSearch EngineShare of visits (%)
1Google75.71
2Amazon11.27
3Yahoo!7.24
4Bing3.32
5DuckDuckGo1.32
6AOL0.89
7Baidu0.15
8Ask.com0.06
9Yandex0.04
10Ecosia0.04

Top 10 search engines in terms of market share

In particular, Google currently holds 92.18 percent of the global search engine market share. The Google Search engine is so popular that it is many times bigger than any other search engine in the world.

RankingSearch EngineMarket Share
1Google92.18%
2Bing8.04%
3Baidu7.34%
4Yahoo!3.39%
5Yandex1.53%
6Ask.com0.72%
7DuckDuckGo0.39%
8Naver0.13%
9AOL0.06%
10Seznam0.05%

Top 10 search engines in terms of popularity

This can be a daunting task for many, but Google is not the only search engine available on the Internet today! In addition to Google and Bing, there are other search engines that may not be so well known, but still serve millions of search queries every day.

RankingSearch EnginePopularity %
1Google88.28%
2Bingbetween 2.83% and 12.31%
3Yahoo!1%
4Baidubetween 0.68% and 11.26%
5Yandexbetween 0.5% and 1.16%
6DuckDuckGo0.66%
7Ask.com0.42%
8 Ecosia0.10%
9AOL0.05%.
10Internet Archive….

What are the two famous search engines in India?

Google and Bing are the two most popular search engines in India. Google has a 98.71% market share in India, while Bing search engine has a 0.96% market share.

Top 5 search engines in India

Here are the top 5 search engines in terms of Market Share in India, as of April 2022.

RankingSearch EngineMarket Share %
1Google98.71%
2Bing0.96%
3Yahoo!0.25%
4DuckDuckGo0.05%
5Ecosia0.01%

Top 6 Search engines in USA

RankingSearch EngineMarket Share %
1Google87.71%
2Bing6.72%
3Yahoo!2.92%
4DuckDuckGo2.26%
5Ecosia0.1%
6Yandex0.08%

Key Points about the popular search engines

Google search engine

Google was introduced to the world in 1997.
• Currently, it is the most popular search engine in the world.
• More than 3.5 billion searches are made every day using Google.
• Google is so popular that its technology empowers other search engines like Ask.com.

• The popular search engine “Google” derives its name from the word “Googol”. The word “Googol” here means a number followed by one hundred zeros.

• The term (google) was coined by then nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of the American mathematician Edward Kasner.

• Kasner had asked his nephew (Milton Sirotta) to invent a name for a very large number, such as ten to the power of one hundred (the numeral one followed by 100 zeros), and Milton called it a googol.

Google Search Engine Logo
Google Search Engine Logo

Bing search engine

Bing search engine developed by Microsoft.
• It was launched in 2009.
• Bing is the default search engine in the Microsoft web browser.

Bing Search engine Logo
Bing Search Engine Logo

Baidu

Baidu is the most used (76.05% market share in China) search engine in China.
• It was founded in January 2000 by Chinese Entrepreneur, Eric Xu.
• Baidu offers other community services such as Baidu Baike (an online encyclopedia), Baidu Wangpan (a cloud storage service), and Baidu Tieba (a keyword-based discussion forum).

top 10 search engines
Baidu Search Engine logo

Yahoo!

• Jerry Yang and David Filo established Yahoo in January 1994.
• It provides other services such as My Yahoo!, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, and its advertising platform, Yahoo! Native.

yahoo logo
Yahoo! logo

Yandex

Yandex search engine Launched in 1997.
• It is the most used search engine in Russia.
• Yandex is also widely used in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey.
• It provides other services like Yandex Maps, Yandex Music, online translator, and Yandex Money.

Yandex Logo
Yandex logo

List of Search engines and country of origin

Sl. noSearch EngineCountry
1GoogleCalifornia, USA
2BingNew Mexico, USA
3California, Yahoo!USA
4YandexRussia
5BaiduChina
6DuckDuckGoCalifornia, USA
7EcosiaBerlin, Germany
8Ask.comUSA
9NaverSouth Korea

Search Engine Popularity by Country

CountrySearch EnginePopularity %
IndiaGoogle97.35%
United StatesGoogle87.28%
United KingdomGoogle89.67%
ChinaBaidu70.26%
FranceGoogle91.15%
JapanGoogle70.31%
ItalyGoogle94.81%
GermanyGoogle93.31%
BrazilGoogle96.37%
CanadaGoogle90.85%
South KoreaGoogle84.41%
RussiaYandex51.08%
AustraliaGoogle93.16%
SpainGoogle95.11%
MexicoGoogle95.27%

Top questions from this topic for competitive exams

Q1. The popular search engine “Google” derives its name from the
word “Googol”. What does the word mean? [ SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC 2014]

A. To search
B. To index
C. To crawl
D. The numeral one followed by a hundred zeros

Answer: The numeral one followed by a hundred zeros

Q2. Baidu is a popular search engine in which country?
A. Russia
B. USA
C. China
D. Australia

Answer: China

Q3. “Google” is a _
A. System Software
B. Search Engine
C. Operating System
D. None of these

Answer: Search Engine

Q4. Which of the following is a search engine?
A. Mac-OS
B. LINUX
C. Windows
D. Yahoo

Answer: Yahoo

Q5. Who developed Bing, the second most popular search engine after Google?
A. Apple
B. Microsoft
C. Google
D. Eric Xu

Answer: Microsoft

Q6. Which of the following is not a search engine?
A. Windows 7
B. PowerPoint
C. Askme
D. Yandex

Answer: Yandex

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