Search Engines

Search Engine

  1. a search engine is a program that searches for and identifies items in an indexed database that corresponds to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the internet.

Top 10 Search Engines Internationally

1. Google

A 2016 comscore report states that 64% of searches were powered by Google and 21% by Bing.

2. Bing

3. Yahoo

Yahoo is powered by Bing.



6. Baidu

7. Wolframalpha

8. DuckDuckGo

9. Internet Archive


(source: reliablesoft)

In South Africa, Google is by far the most used search engine. Most South African internet users aren’t familiar with the above mentioned search engines.

  • 94% of South Africans use Google Search for browsing the web.
  • 4% of South Africans use Bing
  • 1% use Yahoo.
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