The “DuckDuckGo vs. Google” comparison. Granted, it provides for some comforting bragging rights. However, despite any unique privacy services that DuckDuckGo’s search engine provides, I’d still like to see my website at the top of DuckDuck’s search engine results if someone decides to perform an exact search on the domain. Not search results that have nothing to do with the domain or sponsored ads that are siphoning from it to accentuate some other product or service. It’s foul and pathetic that DuckDuckGo has to stoop to such lows in order to try and compete with Google.
DuckDuckGo is a thumbs down for now because its search engine results are either all over the place, distorted, or do not exist for what users are actually searching for. Moreover, DuckDuckGo’s search engine suppresses the search results of bona fide websites with paid sponsored ads. Likewise, DuckDuckGo’s search engine’s algorithm appears biased in how it returns results altogether, and lastly, but not any less important, DuckDuckGo’s search engine may not offer the kind of first-line defense against privacy concerns that its founders and administrators often like to brag about. See why below.
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