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.

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 […]

windows 10 search bypass

Microsoft announced on April 28, 2016 that it implemented a change on Windows 10 that prevents third-party programs from hijacking the operating system's web search functionality. It took one day to create a solution to revert the change so that web searches on Windows 10 once again open in the default system browser regardless of […]


Heads up Ixquick users, the company behind the popular search engine announced today that it will merge the search engine with the company's other big search engine, StartPage. What it means, basically, is that Ixquick will serve the same search results that StartPage provides. According to the announcement on the official website, this is done […]


Ever since the Snowden relevations, privacy search engines and privacy in general has been a boom on the Internet. Search engines focused on privacy have seen a rise in daily searches. While they are still nowhere near popular as Google Search or Bing, the two main search services in most parts of the world, they […]

duckduckgo traffic

The search engines DuckDuckGo, Startpage and Ixquick are doing better than ever according to statistics released by DuckDuckgo and Surfboard Holding BV. DuckDuckGo traffic climbed from an average of 7.1 million daily direct searches to more than 11.2 million daily searches in year's time, and Startpage/Ixquick too reported an all-time high on November 30, 2015 […]

The DuckDuckGo search engine has a new minimalistic design with a fixed header on search result pages that is currently in beta. DuckDuckGo saw an impressive traffic increase after the Snowden revelations, and while some may have thought that this is just temporary and that everything will return to normal after a while, it apparently […]