The truth of the search business is distinct. Google rules. There are others– notably Microsoft’s Bing, China’s Baidu, Russian’s Yandex, Yahoo, Wikipedia, and others, including DuckDuckGo— but nobody would notice if any of the also-rans closed their doors.
What’s better than Google? Google.
Yeah. It’s called StartPage, a search engine supposedly enhanced by Google (whatever that means). It’s like getting Google search results without all the cruft.
This is a very impressive way to search but without the fear of tracking.