Tag Archives | Search

Search includes local and Internet-based search news including how to articles, tutorials and news about Google Search, Microsoft’s Bing search engine, and local search options like Windows Search. We do cover Google Search separately as well as it is the major search engine on today’s Internet. You find news specific to the search engine here.

We cover search news, for instance when a major search engine makes changes to their search interface, tips and tricks that help you search faster and better, as well as coverage of alternative search engines that may have features that the major search engines do not provide you with.

Google Search is by far the dominant search engine in the world right now. It dominates in nearly ever country with a few notable exceptions. In China, Baidu is the number one search engine, and in Russia, it is Yandex. Microsoft’s Bing search engine trails Google in all countries right now.

Our articles and guides help you search better and faster in one way or the other. Below are all articles that we have filed in the search category here on Ghacks Technology news.

firefox default search

Mozilla released a major new version of the organization's Firefox web browser on November 14, 2017. The new version of Firefox promises better performance and stability, came with a theme refresh, and dropped the legacy add-on system on top of all that. Changes were made to the browser's default search provider as well. Firefox ships […]

google search

Google announced a change yesterday that affects which version of the company's Maps and Search services users get. The change affects mobile and desktop searches and Maps access, and returns local results to users regardless of top level domain they have accessed. Google served country-specific content previously if a user from, say Canada, accessed Google's […]

duckduckgo traffic

When Snowden revealed the massive spying program of the NSA back in 2013, Internet users started to turn to privacy focused search engines. Search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage saw a jump in user traffic after the leaking of the data. While still just a tiny fraction of the traffic that the behemoth Google Search […]

google app autoplay

Google announced on August 18, 2017 that company engineers enabled autoplaying videos in Google Search results in Chrome and the Google application for Android. The feature will roll out to all Google app and Chrome users on Android in the coming weeks. The company tested the change on a subset of users in previous months; […]

google search lite

Google launched Google Search Lite, a less-heavy version of Google Search for Android in select regions of the world yesterday. The new application is marked as experimental when installed, so handle it the same way as other beta releases of applications. Designed to be faster, less hardware hungry and to use less data, Google Search […]

google instant search

When Google launched Google Instant Search back in 2010, the company called it a fundamental shift in search that would save searchers time when running searches on Google. Instant Search displayed search results page to the user during the process of typing the actual search phrase the user was interested in. In best case, it […]

google app autoplay

If you use the Google application on Android, you may have noticed that videos may autoplay when they are shown in search results. Jennifer Slegg was the first to notice this on Google Search on desktop devices. She noticed that Google would autoplay videos on select searches. When she searched for "The Lego Ninjago Movie" […]

google recent android

Google rolls out a feature currently on Android that introduces a "recent" feature in the Google application on Android devices. The Google application ships with many Android devices by default. It is often displayed as a search form on the Android home screen. Users may use it to search on Google Search directly without using […]

windows 10 extended web search

The most recent Insider Build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes with extended web search functionality that makes it a tad more useful than it is right now in stable versions of Windows 10. Microsoft integrated web search capabilities into the default search functionality on Windows 10. This means that Windows 10 […]

bing stats

Microsoft published information on Bing on the company's Bing Ads account yesterday that show Bing's market share in some parts of the world. According to the Bing Network market share graphic, Bing has a global market share of 9% of the search market. If you break down the market share, you will notice that Bing […]

google search amp

AMP is a controversial technology by Google with the aim to speed up the loading time of websites on mobile devices. It is criticized both by users and publishers, for instance for making it difficult to access the original content, for caching sites on Google properties so that the Google URL is shown and not […]

everything desktop search 1.4

Everything is a long standing desktop search program for Microsoft Windows devices that is both powerful and very fast. Our first review of Everything dates back to 2008, and the most recent one took a look at the first beta in 2013 that introduced 64-bit support in Everything. Everything is a search program for Windows […]

bing video search

You have a lot of options when it comes to watching videos on your devices. Most users seem to use YouTube more or less exclusively for all their family friendly video needs, but sites like Vimeo or Dailymotion are popular as well. Search on YouTube, with YouTube being a Google property, should be one of […]

bing visual image search

Bing Visual Search is a new feature of Bing's Image Search tool that allows you to select objects in images to run searches for them. The new feature, which is live already on Bing, provides you with options to run searches for objects or people that are displayed in images that are returned by Bing's […]

startpage tips

The private search engine Startpage is my search engine of choice. If you are a long-time reader, you know that I made the switch from using Google first to DuckDuckGo, and then to Startpage, back when news about Prism and other government surveillance and privacy-invading activities hit the world. Startpage works considerably well out of […]

bing my saves

Microsoft announced a couple of days ago that it added a new feature called My Saves to its Bing Search engine. My Saves, as the name suggests already, lets you save certain types of content so that you can access these saves at a later point in time or on other devices. The feature is […]

vivaldi add search engine

The following guide walks you through the steps of adding custom search engines to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. The guide covers the major browsers on Windows and may apply to browsers that share code as well (think Pale Moon or Waterfox). All web browsers ship with a default […]

duckduckgo yahoo

Search engine DuckDuckGo announced the extension of its partnership with Yahoo a moment ago that brings new features to all users of the search engine. The search engine has partnerships with several companies including Bing, Yandex or Wikipedia that power results or features on the site. The new partnership allows DuckDuckGo to introduce new features […]