I use DuckDuckGo and started using it for privacy but also to give a smaller search engine more traffic and less from the big guy Google. I still use Google from time to time because it's on my phone automatically as I have a Google Pixel phone and it's built in, but I also have DuckDuckGo as my phone browser default.
What I like about DuckDuckGo is that it's fast and private. What I don't like is that it can't find some sites that I would think should come up in my searches.
I've used Ecosia for a while, but sadly had to go back to google as they just didn't have what I was looking for about 80% of the time. I loved the concept of it, and wanted to support them more but until they fix their crawling bots as well as their algorithm it's not worth it in my opinion.
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