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Which search engine is better, Ecosia or DuckDuckGo?

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Someone recently asked me which search engine was better, Ecosia or DuckDuckGo?  So I wrote one of my “Teachable Moments” … this is a very difficult question to answer.

I’ve added Google into my answer because that’s the one to benchmark.  They’re all fairly good, and as you might expect, nobody is as good as Google. Of course, unless you’re one of the millions who really hate Google. Then the second choice would probably be DuckDuckGo.

Search Engines are like opinions

Having said that . . . the choice of a search engine is really subjective. It depends on what you’re looking for and how you feel about the results you regularly get.

We are very fed up with Google because of the obviously “controlled” results. . . Google gives you the results GOOGLE wants you to have, and not an honest survey of what YOU were looking for. We’ve proved this many times . . . just take a look at this article demonstrating how Google censors news
that may not agree with their narrative.

Prove it to yourself . . .

You should take a little time, and search ALL THREE for typical searches you might do in a week. Compare the results carefully and decide which one provides results that most closely approximate what you were originally looking for.

Here, below, I’ve done a little comparison for you. Since I’m working on an article about the Logan Act, that was a good topic to test. From these results you can quickly see which search engine provides the most honest results.

You may need to right-click and view the whole graphic at full size to see any detail. Do your own searches, and compare.

compare Google, Ecosia and DuckDuckGo

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