SearX uses multiple sources for queries, so you'd have to be banned by quite a few search engines to stop it being useful.
Also relevant is filtron, an application firewall built-in to SearX that rate limits searches.
 - https://asciimoo.github.io/searx/admin/filtron.html
Still a great project though, I use it every day.
It doesn't happen often, but it's easy to tell when it does because none of the first page results have "google" next to them, while of course normally most of them would.
Since searx doesn't store cookies returned by the search engines, and I'm using it through Tor, I think this is a significant improvement over sending all my search queries to Google directly from my laptop.
the engine craws the web and saves its data locally.
this locally saved data can be queried/searched.
So yes, in your search engine, there will only be your own searches. But these searches are only visible to your own servers/services.
By reading the link?
> the engine craws the web and saves its data locally
...Saves an index of the whole web, locally?
This is not what SearX does. It queries other search engines.
i'm sorry for that. i just thought it wasn't necessary to edit as somebody sufficiently pointed out how mistaken i was 9 days ago.
Looks promising but haven't used it much yet.
Tsignal (https://deepsearch.tsignal.io/) is another that uses it's own bot with a little AI tossed into the mix. And... it's currently not accessible:(
Wanted to add that I'm currently on Opera and using an extension named Search All. After conducting a search via your default search engine, this extension places a bar with a list of user configurable search engines. This allows you to search alternatives easily using the same keywords.
One great feature is that if you go directly to a search engine, click on the Search All icon, it almost always identifies it with correct parameters and can be easily added. Just added findX to my bar (for testing).
I plan on going back to Firefox and wish FF had something like this (part of the reason I'm posting this).
* Queries other search engines besides just Google.
* Has more search options.