Neeva Announces Public Availability of its Ads Free, Private Search Engine

The Neeva Team on 06/29/21

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of our ad-free, private subscription search engine in the United States. Sign up and get three months free, then only $4.95 per month.

The current state of search is broken. Mainstream search engines no longer primarily serve the user. They are littered with advertisements, burying organic search results far below the fold. What started as a well-intentioned way to organize the world’s information has turned into a business focusing most of its resources on monetizing clicks to support advertisers.

Neeva is search reimagined -- ads-free, private, and customizable. This all starts with flipping the traditional business model from an ads-based to a subscription-based service that is 100 percent focused on providing the best search experience for the user. We deliver more relevant results and higher quality content. We block third-party trackers. And by connecting Neeva to email accounts, calendars, and cloud storage platforms, users can surface information that is most valuable to them without sacrificing privacy.

Moreover, we support the content ecosystem. Rather than being a toll collector for the web’s content, we are strongly pro-publisher and are committed to creating revenue opportunities for content creators. We will share at least 20% of our topline revenue with content creator partners when their content is used to directly answer a Neeva user’s query.

“Neeva was built on the premise that search should focus on the consumer, and only the consumer, not advertisers,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy, CEO, and Co-Founder, Neeva. “Search results should always prioritize finding the best answer to a consumer’s query — not on selling ads or tracking behavior online. Today’s launch of our subscription-based model is the first step in providing a viable search alternative for consumers, built on trust and transparency.

We put the user at the center of everything. From online shopping to searching old emails, every feature is designed with the user in mind.

  • Ad-free: Up to 40% of search results on the major search engine are advertisements. We deliver 100% ad-free, real search results, allowing users to find what they want, without ads getting in the way.
  • Browse safely and privately: Our browser extension, compatible with all major browsers, prevents trackers from following consumers. We never sell or share user data with anyone. It’s part of our privacy promise. And users can search anonymously in incognito mode.
  • Customize search results: Users can choose the retailers they love and news sources they want to see results from. Neeva users can stay up-to-date on everything from stock picks to the status of packages for delivery on their homepage.
  • Get expert recommended shopping results: We allow users to discover the very best products aggregated in one place, and easily read through reviews from reputable sites and verified customers.
  • Search the web — and personal accounts: To make searching even more convenient, Neeva users can sync personal email, calendar, and documents so they can find everything they need from one search bar.
  • Support content creators with search queries: We are committed to sharing at least 20% of our topline revenue with content creator partners when their content is used to directly answer a Neeva user’s query. Not only are we committed to paying content creator partners, but we are also working on a set of features to make it easy for content creators to establish direct relationships with Neeva users. For example, Neeva users will be able to easily subscribe to email newsletters directly from a search results page. We are already working with Medium and Quora and in the process of establishing robust and diverse partnerships from news to food to travel and beyond.

We provide a browser-based extension, compatible with all major browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Edge, and Safari. It runs across all devices and is available via an iOS app.


Neeva is the world’s first private, ad-free search engine, committed to showing you the best result for every search. We will never sell or share your data with anyone, especially advertisers. Go to neeva.com for a free three-month trial. Following the free trial, you can subscribe for $4.95 per month.