How to set Google as the default search engine in Microsoft Edge

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For many of us it's usually a little tricky that Microsoft Edge has a different search engine than we're used to. Google has become the number one search engine for any Internet browser, with Microsoft being its own competition.

What is the default search engine?

Search engines are known as the search engine of ours Internet browser. It is responsible for collecting all the information available from the millions of pages that exist on the Internet and distributing it to the user through called processes « crawler «. In which it provides us with the most relevant information based on what the user is looking for. Taking into account that we can also change the search engine on Android.

The way it works to find specific data, the engine uses a user-supplied word-by-word analysis, known as keyword. As a final result, it shows us a list of the websites where these keywords are most cited and the pages most recognized by said search engine.

The most popular search engines are Google, Yahoo !, Bing, Ask, among others.

How does the Google search engine work?

Besides Google, other search engines also have a similar operation. As mentioned above, Google works with crawlers or "crawlers". To understand a little better, these crawlers are like spiders that move around the web to find documents via links.

After the crawler, the search engine, which in this case is Google, creates its own index with the collected data. We can also perform this process from the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Then the user enters the keywords in Google to search for what it wants and then the search engine does an analysis of all the data stored in its index and tries to decipher with great precision all the information that matches the most. Finally, it is delivered to the user, organizing it from the most relevant to the least relevant.

Advantages of having Google as your default search engine

It is true that Google is currently one of the best search engines, which we can put Google as the default search engine in Microsoft Edge Android. That's why we need to highlight some of its advantages by having it as our browser's default search engine.

  • Having mainly Google, it is usually a little easier to understand how this search engine works and how to manage this.
  • Other search engines like Bing prioritize web pages depending on the time and their good reputation while Google prefers up-to-date and recent data.
  • Google knows how to distinguish between hidden and non-hidden content, as hidden content can be detrimental to page rankings.

How to set Google as Microsoft Edge default search engine

To change the default search engine of a web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, among others, it is usually simple and with a few steps.

To start we will open our Microsoft Edge, then we will go to the three points that are in the upper right part of our screen.

We will get a panel with several options. We will go to the end of the panel and select where it says "configuration", a configuration column will open and we will click where it says "Advanced options", so we will enter a section where there is a more advanced configuration of our Microsoft Edge.

Within the advanced settings, we need to click on an option called "Change search provider". Where we will get the browsers we have used previously, that is, if in a moment we enter Yahoo, it will show us the Yahoo search engine.

In this list we will get Google, what we will do is select this option and then click where it shows us, "Set as default". In this easy and simple way we will already have Google as the default search engine, you can also perform this step for the Google Chrome home page.

Also, interestingly, we can also remove some search engine options that we don't care about saving.

Finally, we hope this tutorial has helped you; however, we would like to have yours news Do you think Google is a good search engine? Do you think there are better alternatives to Google for searching the Internet? Leave your opinion in the comments.

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