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Swisscows is a web search engine launched in 2014, a project of Hulbee AG, a company based in Egnach, Switzerland.[3][4]

Swisscows
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Type of site
Web search engine
Available inMultilingual
OwnerHulbee AG
Created byAndreas Wiebe
Websitewww.swisscows.com
Alexa rankNegative increase235,796 (May 2019) (Swisscows.com)[1]
Increase160,724 (May 2019) (Swisscows.ch)[2]
LaunchedJune 26, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-26)
Current statusOnline

The search engine is based on semantic data recognition that give faster "answers" to queries. In addition, Swisscows does not store users' data.[5][6] Swisscows also deems itself "family-friendly", with explicit results entirely omitted.[7] The website's servers are based in underground data centers under the Swiss Alps.[8]

Swisscows uses Bing for web search, but has also built its own index for the German language edition.[9] It also has shopping search, music search (powered by SoundCloud), and a language translator powered by Yandex.

As of 2018, there are 20 million monthly search queries, according to Hulbee CEO, Andreas Wiebe.[10]

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  1. ^ "Swisscows.com Site Info". Alexa. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Swisscows.ch Site Info". Alexa. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ https://swisscows.ch/en/imprint
  4. ^ https://lenews.ch/2014/09/02/swisscows-search-engine/
  5. ^ https://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/june-2014/swiss-software-company-hulbee-ag-launches-smart-and-secure-search-engine
  6. ^ http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2018/07/22/on-practicing-safe-search-fine-tuning-and-meeting-swisscows-and-other-privacy-friendly-searches/
  7. ^ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-privacy-focused-search-engines/
  8. ^ https://swisscows.com/en/datacenter
  9. ^ https://business.financialpost.com/technology/european-privacy-search-engines-aim-to-challenge-google
  10. ^ https://www.apnews.com/dd8824e6f9424439b66e3992882b5c0b

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