Written by Shivashish Yadav on   -  3 min read

Search engine alternatives if you don't want to use google.

Search engine's 'personalized experience' comes at the cost of sharing our personal data and by allowing ourselves to get tracked by Google on the internet. At some point, this personalization becomes annoying when you see too much of tailored content and ads targeting you.

Besides, there are many search engines other than Google having so much to offer, not just in terms of privacy but useful features too. So if you are not impressed with Google search results or maybe you are looking for equally good search engines, here is a list of 12 best Google alternative websites you can check out.


  • US-based (EU servers for EU, though).
  • Mostly Bing, Yahoo and own crawler results 
  • Issues: Proprietary, some components are free

Terms Of Services  

Criticism here

DuckDuckGo is brilliant with how they've marketed themselves as privacy-respecting (creating sites like spreadprivacy.com) and this manipulation fools a lot of people. There are several reasons to remove DDG:

Why I don't use DuckDuckGO


  • searx.space for other instances
  • An instance of the open-source metasearch engine
  • You can choose which search engine to use for the results.
  • Issues: No privacy policy, some public instances use Cloudflare, ads or may log IP addresses/searches.


  • French-based
  • Own crawlers and Bing results.
  • Issues: "French law makes it mandatory to keep some connection data for one year" 

Privacy Policy

Terms Of Service

Criticism: Link1 and Link2


  • Open-source metasearch engine
  • Based in Germany
  • Stores some information temporarily: Link


  • Distributed self-hosted search engine, built on P2P networks


  • Uses its own crawlers

Other Search Engines:


  • Bought by an ad company
  • Uses Goolag search 



  • A bing frontend 

Privacy Policy: Click Here



  • Uses Goolag ads



  • Connects to Amazon

Wolfram Alpha

  • Doesn't even work without JavaScript


  • Shares data with Goolag
  • Privacy policy: Click Here

The End !

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