Most popular Search Engines 1994-2021 | Search Engine Market Share

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The most popular search engines, since the earliest days of the Internet from 1994 to 2021. Global statistics including desktop and mobile searches, web directories. Search engine history started in 1990 with Archie (FTP site) hosting an index of downloadable directory listings. Search engines continued to be primitive directory listings until they developed to crawl and index websites, eventually creating algorithms to optimize relevancy.

Below is the top 6 internet search engines list. But the "best" one depends on your unique wants and needs.
Google — Offering everything from image searches, map searches, news searches, etc. With impressive keyword relevancy and a continuously improving search algorithm, it's easy to see why Google is still the reigning champ.
Bing — Microsoft-powered search engine prides itself on being a "decision engine" by offering search suggestions on the side column and providing extra search options.
Yahoo — While Yahoo has been suffering as of late, it's still a classic and a popular search engine.
Baidu — It was founded in 2000 and is the dominant search engine in China, with over 69.55% market share where Google comes in at 3.76.
DuckDuckGo — Unlike others, it does not have a search index of their own but creates search results using a variety of sources.
Yandex — Russian's most popular search engine.

This video will show you the most popular search engines (by market share of all platforms) from 1994 to April 2021.
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