For a typical query, there are thousands, even millions, of webpages with potentially relevant information.
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Pro Easy to use
Google makes it easy to quickly get your search results.
Pro Most relevant results
Pro Still many times comes up with the best results
Pro Most widely used
google.com is the most widely used search engine.
Pro Best UI
Pro Many features
Pro Wikipedia at the top
Pro Can customize privacy
Has a site called privacy.google.com that you can use to make it more private
Pro SEO Friendly
Con Potentially invasive of your privacy
Google records your searches. Use incognito mode.
Con Censors search results
Search "Was 9/11 an inside job" and compare the results to Bing's.
Con Google is becoming Big Brother: google search, chrome, gmail, analytics, streetview, android, youtube
Con Filters by who paid Google more
Ads always shown above organic results.