Google is usually my go-to search engine for all things search, but I like keeping in the loop of all the up and coming search engines to see what they can offer.

Blekko

Blekko focuses on taking the spam and webmasters that try to game the search engines out of search results. According to their about page:

At Blekko, our mission is to create a differentiated search experience by delivering high quality, curated results and organizing content into categories. Our sophisticated search technology powers our suite of products – a web search engine, mobile app, and social news platform.

It has an original search algorithm that allows it to find it the highest-quality results for your searches, especially for medical and technology related searches.

DuckDuckGo

screenshot of DuckDuckGo homepage taken 12/11/2013

screenshot of DuckDuckGo homepage taken 12/11/2013

DuckDuckGo allows you to search anonymously, without being tracked (like Google does using universal sign-in and cookies). It also has a built-in chrome plugin that can allow you do your searches within Chrome.

SocialMention

This is a great social media and discussion search engine.

I ran a search on Search Engine Journal as an example. Screenshot taken 12/11/2013

I ran a search on Search Engine Journal as an example. Screenshot taken 12/11/2013

Have you used any of these search engines?

This list from AllMyFaves has a great list of search engine alternatives as well, as does Wikipedia.

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Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

Founder/Chief Marketing Consultant at Six Stories
Kelsey Jones helps clients around the world grow their social media, content, and search marketing presence. She enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
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