What Are Some Popular Australian Search Engines?


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The most-visited search engines in Australia are Google, Yahoo and Bing. Search engines that are tailored toward Australian users include Web Wombat and Ansearch. Most international search engines have an option to display only Australian sites.

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As of 2015, Google.com.au is the most-visited website in Australia. Yahoo.com is the sixth-most visited website and second-most visited search engine in Australia. MSN.com, which hosts the Bing search engine, is 26th in visits among websites in Australia.

International search engines accessed using the .au suffix sometimes make it easier to display only websites based in Australia. On Google.com.au, select the Search Tools tab and change the Any Country setting to Country: Australia. However, other engines such as Yahoo require users to access a separate Advanced Search page to filter search results by country.

Web Wombat's home page is a collection of fluff articles concerning automotives, fashion and media reviews. However, its search engine, located on the right side of the home page, directs the user to pages relevant to Australians. Web Wombat also has a second search engine in the bottom-right corner of the page that searches for keywords on the sites of key Australian news sites. Ansearch uses Google's infrastructure to do basic searches, but has a directory of sites relevant to Australian users.

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