I'm looking for a new search engine, what's the best one out there right now?
@absturztaube those are the two I hear the most... I've used DDG in the past but their results aren't the best IMO (although I do love their "opennic servers" instant answer).
I haven't tried Startpage yet, is it any good? I'm not sure if I totally trust them, but user consensus seems to be they're OK.
I like qwant.com, has browser addon too. I don't think there is a best. I still find bing.com best for image searches. Searx image search is horrific, but otherwise good for web search. I find qwant a good middle ground.
Startpage has just been nominated as the best compromise between search results, privacy and usability by the German consumer test association Stiftung Warentest : https://www.test.de/Suchmaschinen-im-Test-Eine-schlaegt-Google-5453360-5453363. That's my favorite. Ghacks has the details : https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/28/startpage-beats-google-search-in-test-reason-privacy #search
@jonah DuckDuckGo or startpage.
@xioren00 yeah.... I think I'm going to get my own searx install setup. Seems like the best route.
@jonah startpage, searx, DDG
@jonah Have you tried Startpage.com? Here's an article by gHacks News on how it just beat Google in a "German Consumer Reports" test: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/28/startpage-beats-google-search-in-test-reason-privacy/
Other privacy-friendly options include DuckDuckGo and Qwant.
DDG and Qwant deliver mainly Yahoo /Bing search results in privacy. Startpage delivers mainly Google search results in privacy. All add some additional sources for things like Instant Answers.
@jonah I have been using #DuckDuckGo almost exclusively for several months and rarely ever miss #Google. It took a while to stop the habit of Google searching something in a private tab, when I felt like was getting bad results. But it turns out the results were rarely much better on Google. I mostly do workaday searches, so for heavy duty web searching, YMMV. And you should research their privacy reputation, to verify it meets your needs.
@jonah I find startpage.com results to be very good.