Top 5 Alternatives to Dogpile

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Nowadays among all search engines, the dictator is Google. Still, there are some meta search engines that keep their heads up. Such a meta search engine is Dogpile.

Details about Dogpile

Dogpile is a meta search engine launched in November 1996. As a Meta search engine, it does not have its own database. It shows results by fetching results from other search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.  Dogpile has its own algorithm for ranking the fetched data on its own SERP.  You will be able to retrieve the best information in one place as the data are collected from top search engines result.

On the homepage, you will find the search bar. You can search the web, images, videos, and news using different tabs.

When someone searches for something, Dogpile sends the search request to a different search engine.

Then it applies its ranking algorithm to the cumulative result and sends the output to the user.

In this article we will discuss more 5 meta search engines like Dogpile :

1. Excite

This site was introduced in 1995. It has a 21K Global Alexa rank with 550K+ US visitors. Now, this site is acquired by ask.com. As well as meta search Excite provides weather news, sports news, and Email services. An interesting untold is that in 1999 Google wanted to sell themselves to Excite for $1M. But Excite CEO George Bell denied buying Google. Now Google’s net worth is near about $280 billion.

2. Info.com

Another meta search engine in this list is info.com. Like Dogpile this website also crawls search results from different search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Some specific types of searches use specific search engines. For business searches, it uses search results of yellow and white pages. For individual people, it shows results from about.com and shopping-related searches from shopping.com. This site is operated by the company “Infospace” which operates the Dogpile website too.

3.Metacrawler

This is another meta search engine developed by Aaron Collins as a PHD qualifying project. This website fetches data from Yahoo, Google, about.com, and other search engines. Currently, it has almost 3 K US visitors.

4. Startpage

Nowadays maximum search engines (Ex: Google) and social media sites (Ex: Facebook) collect our search data. By analyzing those big data they are spreading faster. But nobody wants that someone follows their activities. According to Startpage “PRIVACY: It’s not just our Policy – it’s our Mission!”. Using this site you will be able to protect your privacy. When they transfer your search queries to different search engines then they hide your IP address.  At the very beginning, this site was known as Ixquick.com. In 2013 this site is merged with Startpage. Now, this site is very popular for safe search services and it has 200K US visitors with a global Alexa rank of 1.48K.

5. Duckduckgo

This is another safe meta search engine in our list though you can’t call it a fully meta search engine. As it has its own crawler named Duckduck bot. Still, Duckduckgo fetches more than 400 search engines result to show its users’ query including Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, etc. It also provides a safe search as Startpage.

This site is the most popular (As per traffic) among all the metasearch engines mentioned in this list.

If you are using the Safari browser on your Mac then there is an option to make this site a default search engine. Seriously, if you are feeling bored using Google as your default search engine then it is the perfect time to opt for Duckduckgo.

Image Source: dogpile.com

What is meta search engine?

A meta search engine does not have its own database or web crawler. It collects information from different reputed search engines like Google, and Yahoo.

Is Dogpile a search engine?

No, it’s a meta search engine.

Is Dogpile safe?

Yes, it is totally legal to use this website. Though this website does not provide a safe search.

Is Dogpile better than google?

Obviously no. Google has its own web crawler and database and there is no one who can break Google’s dictatorship

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