12 Best Google Search Alternatives in 2024

Yes, alternatives to the Google Search Engine do exist! No Kidding! Life without Google Search is inconceivable.

Today, Google Search has become an integral part of our lives, it has become our knowledge bank and honestly, it is Google that gives us all the confidence to learn about anything and everything on this planet.

It has been my favorite always, but recently the news about our data being used by Google broke my heart, and that news made me find out if there are any alternatives to Google Search.

Thankfully, I did come across a few of them qualified to become a part of my best alternative list which I thought of sharing with you. Without much ado, let’s now jump to the list.

1. Bing

Bing is the second most used search engine in the world although it keeps up to all the expectations that one may have from a search engine. It not only has all the essential functions like Google but also a few advanced features that unfortunately is still underestimated.

One of the features that grabbed my attention is the object-detection intelligence embedded in the image search function that takes your search to the next level. Additionally, if you have a Microsoft account, you can link it with Bing and get awarded with credits.

Microsoft Bing
Microsoft Bing

2. DuckDuckGo

If you are somebody to whom data security and privacy are of utmost importance, you should make DuckDuckGo your homepage right away!

With DuckDuckGo, Privacy browsing has always been the USP, and that alone helped them gain all the popularity they have today.

This private search engine does not collect any data, be it your personal information, or the data around the searches you make.

DuckDuckGo Browser
DuckDuckGo Browser

3. Yandex

Yandex, Yandex, a Russian search engine, stands as a formidable player in the digital landscape. While it may not be as well-known globally, Yandex has cool features made just for its users.

It’s famous for finding images and videos, giving a different way to explore online. Yandex is all about giving you exactly what you’re looking for.

Even though it started in Russia, its impact goes beyond borders. It brings together usefulness, a touch of culture, and its special way of helping you find what you need.

Although it works best with the Russian language, using the English language will also give you decent results to satiate your curiosity.


4. WolframAlpha

I can’t believe I missed out on using WolframAlpha in school! It’s like a super-smart answer machine that has answers to all your questions. Whether you’re curious about math, science, or anything else, WolframAlpha has you covered.

With its fancy AI technology and smart algorithms, WolframAlpha gives you answers super quickly. It’s like having a genius right at your fingertips! Unlike regular search engines, it doesn’t just look up web pages.

Instead, it uses its big brain filled with knowledge to give you on-the-spot, accurate answers. A must-try for students, professionals, and anyone curious!


5. Ecosia

Use Ecosia to browse the web and plant trees! I’ve bookmarked this page because it not only helps me find answers but also helps make the planet greener. Ecosia donates part of its profit to social development with every search, making it one of the best search engines!

Apart from answers to your local searches, you can use Ecosia for anything and it will surely not disappoint you.


6. OneSearch

You have privacy on your mind, I have OneSearch on my mind. This search engine boasts of No cookies, No user-tracking, and no search history.

That is not it, OneSearch also displays unfiltered results- implying that all the results would be free from any effect of your past searches or profile data. What more can you expect from a search engine?


7. Yahoo

Yahoo Search has been around for a long time and is easy to use for exploring the internet. While it’s not the biggest search engine, Yahoo Search is reliable. It has a simple design that helps users find information easily.

If you are looking for something in the field of news, sports, and finance, you can prefer Yahoo over Google.

Even though it’s not as popular as some others, Yahoo Search is still a good option for people who want a search engine that’s familiar and easy to use.


8. AOL

AOL Search Engine, powered by Verizon Media, provides users with a straightforward and user-friendly search experience and offers a reliable platform for information retrieval.

Its interface is designed to be intuitive, catering to both casual and experienced users. With a focus on efficiency, AOL Search delivers relevant results promptly, covering a diverse range of topics.

While it may not boast the same widespread recognition as some competitors, AOL Search stands out for its simplicity and effectiveness, making it a viable option for individuals seeking a dependable search engine with a streamlined approach.

AOL - Search Engine
AOL – Search Engine

9. Startpage

Startpage is a privacy-oriented search engine that prioritizes user anonymity. Acting as a proxy for Google, it allows users to benefit from Google’s search algorithms without compromising their privacy.

Startpage delivers search results without tracking user activities ensuring a secure online experience. With a clean and user-friendly interface, it provides a seamless alternative to mainstream search engines.

Startpage’s commitment to privacy makes it an ideal choice for individuals seeking reliable search results without sacrificing their personal information.

Startpage - Search Engine
Startpage – Search Engine

10. Brave

Brave is a web browser and search engine that’s all about keeping your online activities private and speeding up your searches. Unlike some other search engines, it doesn’t follow or keep tabs on what you do.

It boasts an independent index, ensuring unbiased search results, and employs a community-driven approach to refine its algorithms. Users can experience an ad-free search environment and have the option to choose their preferred search engine while enjoying enhanced privacy features.

Brave Search, introduced in 2021, has become one of the fastest-growing search options, with over 2.5 million searches in its first year.

Brave - Search Engine
Brave – Search Engine

11. Qwant

Qwant, a European search engine, distinguishes itself with a commitment to privacy. It does not track your searches nor collects any personal information, ensuring users a private search experience.

Qwant’s search results are presented in a structured manner, facilitating efficient information retrieval.

Qwant - Search Engine
Qwant – Search Engine

12. Swisscows

Swisscows is a unique and anonymous search engine that sets itself apart with a semantic approach to search queries. Designed to understand user intent, Swisscows utilizes a semantic map to provide precise and relevant search results without compromising user data.

Unlike mainstream search engines, Swisscows places a strong emphasis on user privacy, ensuring that searches remain confidential. The search engine’s commitment to semantic search not only enhances accuracy but also offers an alternative experience for users seeking more refined and tailored results.

With a user-friendly interface and a focus on data protection, Swisscows provides a reliable and privacy-conscious alternative in the world of search engines


While we often associate the internet with Google, exploring the alternatives in this article might change your perspective. I suggest not sticking to just one alternative but choosing based on your specific needs.

Share your favorite in the comments. If you find another search engine, let us know for collective exploration and learning.

Time for me to sign off. Until then, happy searching and learning.

Anusha worked for many years in the IT industry as a Project Manager, and also a senior writer and editor at GeeksMint. She is a huge fan of Linux and is passionate about writing Linux and technology-related stuff.

Each tutorial at GeeksMint is created by a team of experienced writers so that it meets our high-quality writing standards.

4 thoughts on “12 Best Google Search Alternatives in 2024”

  1. Duckduckgo has been amazing. It’s private, fast and that duck makes me smile. Google and Yahoo are completely “Woke” and their bias and censoring sickening in this FREE Constitutional Federal Republic. I am now transitioning from You Tube. I Prefer face to face interactions and with those I have actually met so FB, Twitter and other platforms used to fulfill narcissist’s egos and to indoctrinate the public are easily avoided.

    • You have been had, as many of us have been. ALWAYS read the small print, the “aBout us” or some deep research. DuckDuckGo may have kept your privacy, but a sacrifice Microsft is willing to take to keep you using their search engine as you continue to adnace their AI(articicial intelligence). By the way, both Duckduckgo’s and Yahoo’s serach engines are both pwoered and influnced by Microsoft.
      Just as the Google monster has been influencing elections internationally such as by shadowbanning, shutting down decenting opnions, suppressing whisleblowers reports via their youtube, etc, adn making certain articles difficult to find, or outright scrubbing from their servers, or shutting out anyone else that does not meet their globaltist commie narrtives, so does the same globalist crony Microsoft.
      Bing, is also Microsoft’s child.

      • Bro which alternative search engines would recommend bcz i also pissed off with the big monsters like google , bing , yahoo , duck duck go and others?
        plz help..

  2. Thank you! A very important topic, I think! I used to greatly admire Google until like 10 years ago. It’s a curious facet of human minds that when they achieved a well established, unopposed place in everybody’s daily life, and thus wouldn’t need to, it was precisely the moment when they started with evil-minded practices… =/


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