cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/4448974

I’ve recently started using a self hosted SearXNG instance but I’m still using the search engines enabled by default (google, duckduckgo and qwant). What search engines do you have enabled or which ones do you feel you’ve gotten the best results with?

  • LainOfTheWired
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    9 months ago

    I’m planing on self hosting a Searx instance. But right now I’m very happy with DuckDuckGo. I find I get less biased results and a lot of the time I prefer it’s results to google. And for the odd time I want an image and DDG isn’t giving me what I want I use bing, which is probably the best search engine for images from my experience.

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      9 months ago

      Unfortunately DDG blocks piracy related searches and torrents, that’s why I don’t support them anymore, also they plan on banning “misinformation” whatever that means. I don’t like it anymore.

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        9 months ago

        What search engine do you use or if Searxng what engines do you pull from?

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          9 months ago

          Google and DuckDuckGo mostly, I guess if they are pulled from Searxng, then they can’t track you and all that.