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~ Not That You Asked...Article #1 ~
Search engines fascinate me. A user's choice of them is almost endless. New ones come into being. The more established ones are often up-dated in a never-ending attempt to be fresh and inviting.
When I work with students (grades 6-12) who are trying to use the Internet,
I want plain ones. Those that are free of advertising and the search box is very obvious. Two that meet these requirements are:
A couple more search engines are almost meet my requirements:
Both of these have an obvious search box; however there are lots of preexisting links on each page. Perhaps they might be helpful to some users; however, I find many students are distracted by the extras.
For those who think one engine is as good as another, I issue this challenge. Pick a subject to research. Then try these four and some of the others you might use. I think you will find that different links are found in each. Other search engines to try: