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Purely from a search quality and end user experience stand, I'd choose Google or Bing over ddg. I have given ddg a shot for over a couple of months. But I found myself using other search engines more often than not for the lack be quality results.

Can you give some specific examples of search queries in which Google had better results?

Not the parent, but many searches on technical topics have better quality results on Google (or Startpage, which is a proxy to it).

DDG also doesn’t have searching by time for longer than the last month, whereas many a times when I look for technical stuff I also tend to look for things in the last one year, which Google and Startpage provide.

It would be great if you could provide some concrete examples. I use DDG for technical searches almost daily and never encounter this problem.

Here's one I encountered today with an obscure debugging tool. Google gives me a bunch of relevant and useful links, all in the first few results. DDG has one semi-relevant page that links the actually relevant page and the rest are useless. That single result isn't even the first link.



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