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How to Google without Google How to Google without Google
Ever tried looking for something by searching on Google but couldn’t find it? The web is very verse, and there is absolute nothing that... How to Google without Google

Ever tried looking for something by searching on Google but couldn’t find it? The web is very verse, and there is absolute nothing that you can’t find if you use the right tool.
For most people, a search is about Google, then Bing and Yahoo, and for those who leave in China Baidu is the first choice, and for those in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey Yandex serve as the best search engine.

While Google turns out a lot of relevant results, it still limited in some search queries, or sometimes pushing the most relevant results to page 3 or even 6, depending on how popular the platform for the best results rank.
There are a lot of tools specialized and platforms that can answer your question and also give you the most relevant results. These tools and platform curate, calculate, aggregate, host and even use the same algorithm as Google to serve you content from anime to music, architecture to aviation.

WolframAlpha
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine or answer engine developed by Wolfram Research, which was founded by Stephen Wolfram. It gives you access to the world’s facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics.You can use it to perform any research and calculations that go beyond web search results. It will give you website data, historical information by date, unit conversions, stock data, sports statistics, and more.

Linguistic analysis

New kinds of algorithms for 1000+ domains

Curated data

10+ trillion pieces of data from primary sources with continuous updating

Dynamic computation

50,000+ types of algorithms & equations

Computed presentation

5,000+ types of visual and tabular output

Truecaller
Search Over 2 Billion Phone Numbers
Search & Identify any phone number, Block unwanted calls or hidden numbers, Make calls and see when your friends are available.
Truecaller started off as an app to identify unknown numbers and block spam calls. Many people do not bother saving phone numbers anymore because they rely on the ability of Truecaller to find the right contact information and identify the name behind a number, regardless of it being saved into their phone.

Emobiletracker
Instantly track name, photo of caller without any registration.
EmobileTracker help you to trace any Mobile Number Details such as Subscriber Name, Location & Telecom Operator Name and you can trace details for as many numbers as you wish.

Spokeo
Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes White Pages listings, Public Records and Social Network Information to help you safely find & learn about people.

DuckDuckGo
The search engine that doesn’t track you.
DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.
The key feature of DuckDuckGo is that it doesn’t retain its users’ data, so it won’t track you or manipulate results based on your behavior.
To them, what you search for is your own business and no personal information are collected

FindZebra
FindZebra is a tool for helping diagnosis of rare diseases. It uses freely available high quality curated information on rare diseases and open source information retrieval software (Apache Lucene Solr) tailored to the problem.

FindZebra is intended primarily for physicians and other professionals concerned with the diagnosis of rare diseases. Traditional search engines need to be optimized to help diagnose rare diseases from symptoms. This is where FindZebra comes in. FindZebra is a symptom checker. Enter clinical and phenotype information, symptoms and findings and FindZebra returns potential diseases and genes involved.

FindZebra.com contains more than 36,000 articles on approximately 7,000 diseases.

PDFgeni
PDFGeni is a search engine which is used to find different eBooks, manuals and other types of electronic documents in public domain. And that was because Google couldn’t initially index PDF Documents. So this is very useful when finding PDF Doc that Google can’t index.

Larger
Find websites, technologies and contacts now. Uncover the technologies used on websites
Select a technology, click, get the list of the best websites that use it.

BuiltWith
Like Larger BuiltWith also help you find out what technology powers your favorite sites, and the usage trends of that technology?
18,807+ web technologies and over a quarter of a billion websites showing which sites use shopping carts, analytics, hosting and much more. Filter by location, traffic, vertical and more. Know your prospects platform before you talk to them. Improve your conversions with validated market adoption. Get advanced technology market share information and country based analytics for all web technologies.

The Virtual Library
The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalog of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn’t the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web.

Individual indexes live on hundreds of different servers around the world. A set of catalog pages linking these pages is maintained at http://vlib.org.

The catalog pages started life on the original web server at CERN and have been hosted at various locations around the World since then. They moved to a new server in Geneva in 2004, not many kilometers from their first location.

Shodan
Shodan is the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices.
Who is using your product? Where are they located? Use Shodan to perform empirical market intelligence. Use Shodan to discover which of your devices are connected to the Internet, where they are located and who is using them. Keep track of all the computers on your network that are directly accessible from the Internet. Shodan lets you understand your digital footprint.

Shodan has servers located around the world that crawl the Internet 24/7 to provide the latest Internet intelligence. Who buys Smart TVs? Which countries are building the most wind farms? What companies are affected by Heartbleed? Shodan provides the tools to answer questions at the Internet-scale.

Wikimedia
A database of 33,564,107 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute
Use the search box or browse by categories for different types of media.

Chacha
ChaCha is a human-guided search engine. It provides free, real-time answers to any question, through its website, or by using one of the company’s mobile apps.

Dogpile
Dogpile returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google and Yahoo!, so you find what you’re looking for faster.

Each search engine has its own method of searching and each will return different results. Dogpile looks at all of them, decides which are most relevant to your search, eliminates duplicates and reveals them to you. In the end, you get a list of results more complete than anywhere else on the Web.

Quora
Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users.

As Google gets better and better at answering more complicated questions, it will never be able to match the personal touch available with Quora.

BoardReader
The BoardReader application searches for, locates, and displays information from multiple web sources, such as online forums, message boards, blogs, news sources, and videos. The BoardReader application is a feed aggregator. The application uses REST API to query the web.

If you want to get into the nitty-gritty of a subject with a variety of different points of view away from the major publications, Boardreader surfaces results purely from forums, message boards and, of course, Reddit.

Social Mention
Real-time social media search and analysis
Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated content from across the universe into a single stream of information.

It allows you to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. Social Mention monitors 100+ social media properties directly including Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc.

Addictomatic
Addictomatic is a discovery platform that aggregates sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos, and images. Addictomatic creates a topic page for searches using results from Bing, Google Blog Search, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, WordPress, and other search & social sources.

Scribd
A digital documents library that allows users to publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents in various languages. Allows you to search for free eBooks and other documents. Sort by file types for documents, spreadsheets, powerpoints, and PDF to narrow down your results.

In addition, Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform.

TinEye
16.1 billion images indexed and growing
An image search engine that allows people to search images using images. TinEye’s image recognition is used by millions of people and powers billions of searches across a wide range of industries.

Webcrawler
WebCrawler brings users the top search results from Google, Yahoo! and other popular search engines. WebCrawler also provides multimedia results, including images, video, news, and local information.

WebCrawler.com utilizes metasearch technology to compile results from many of the Web’s major search properties, delivering more relevant and comprehensive results every time you search. The search results you receive include the top commercial (sponsored advertising) and non-commercial (algorithmic) results from the most popular search engines on the Web. By accessing multiple search engines for each query, WebCrawler.com provides you with a richer and more relevant spectrum of results than you would from using any single search engine.

About
About help millions of users answer questions, solve problems, learn something new or find inspiration.
More than 1.5 million pieces of content written by our Experts across 1,000 different topics.

Info
The best results from the world’s leading search engines

CrunchBase
Discover innovative companies and the people behind them.
Crunchbase is the destination for discovering industry trends, investments, and news about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies globally. From startups to Fortune 500s, Crunchbase provides a depth and breadth of knowledge that ensures its data is recognized as the primary source of company intelligence by millions of users globally.


Want to Search millions of blogs in specific topics and categories
Blog MetricsBlog SearchBlog Search Engine

Twingly Blog Search

Find Blogs

Blog Catalog


Want to go beyond YouTube to find videos on any topic from hundreds of video partner sites Clipblast,  Yahoo Video Search,  VideoSurf,  Blinkx


Aggregator and curator of News and Contents
Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues.
Elephind is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the Elephind.com search result that interests you you’ll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.YouGotTheNews Free newspaper search engine for US press releases, national news, business news, and local news.


Want to find people, pages, places, groups, and more
Linkedin Advanced People Search
Facebook Advanced SearchTwitter Advanced Search

Family Search

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