There were search engines before Google? I don't know what I used. I remember visiting askjeeves, dogpile, metacrawler and other various ones but didn't use them extensively because I never really found what I wanted...until Google
I don't remember using another search engine aside from Google. In the middle to late 90's, when I needed to look something up, I remember using a Webster dictionary, some Readers Digest reference books and an old set of encyclopedias from my college days. Back then I was running the Netscape browser on a crappy dial-up connection and manual search was definitely faster.
yahoo and occasionally altavista and msn... how can google just be 80% right now ? its not that google is that great, its more like the others are completely useless, cant see anyone using anything else at the moment
altavista until '04 or so then google. also used to use babelfish quite frequently until '08 or so when google translate became a better option for me. now it's still google although I hate it when I travel to a new country and can't get out of local language (i do know the fix, but it's still frustrating)