When talking about SEO, one search engine practically rules them all: Google. Only three years ago, Google processed 1.6 trillion—that’s right, trillion—search queries for the year. With the web usage boom being experienced today, that number would have easily swelled to a few trillions more. These mind-boggling features, notwithstanding, Google is not the only search engine with SEO potential out there.
Blekko – Google also struggles with one other thing, even with frequent updates: search return pages still include irrelevant results from time to time. Not with Blekko. Blekko is great at keeping its results pages squeaky-clean—free of ad-filled results and only features the most trusted sites even their own editors would recommend. In other words, those looking for ultra-specific topics can turn to Blekko.
Ask – Google may have its Hummingbird that allows “conversational” queries, but Ask.com actually wins at it. Ask.com’s engine features a robust question and answer system with loads of content, which allows users to literally “ask” the engine a question, and get real answers.