Note that Bing (the next big competitor to Google) increased its market share from 3.5% to 5.26% for the same period.
Not optimizing for Other Search Engines causes your Site to Lose Rank elsewhere
Just because Google is the most popular and most used, it doesn’t mean it’s the only search engine out there.
You may have heard of Bing and Yahoo. There are dozens other search engines like – DuckDuckGo, Baidu, Yandex – that have a cult following.
Google may not be where your audience is
Privacy – a much, more prominent concern today than ever before.
And, Google has not always been transparent on how it handles/collects user data.
Data harvesting, data tracking, advert tracking – are all putting off people to look beyond Google.
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So, what are the other search engines that matter in 2020?
Google has two types of competitors – the traditional search engines that are mostly similar to Google. The other type is the upcoming, emerging search engines that are radically different from conventional search engines.
Let’s take a look at some of the popular (and not-so-popular) alternatives that are giving a tough fight to Google.
Owned by Microsoft, Bing is another heavyweight in the fight among search engines.