For private web searches, it doesn’t get better than DuckDuckGo.
Their search results are consistently relevant and reliable. So reliable, they're an official search option on Apple and Samsung devices and they're the search choice of respected private browsers like Brave and Ghostery. I’ve been using DuckDuckGo as my primary search engine for years, and recommend them heavily. To be fair, at the time of this writing, I'm employed by DuckDuckGo. But I'd still evangelize for them if I wasn't.
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
Use Instead of
Google, Bing, Yahoo, or Ask
iOS, Android, web
They have all the result categories (web, image, video) you’d expect from a search engine. Their Instant Answers are a nice bonus.
DuckDuckGo’s user experience is incredibly simple. Users of any age will instantly feel familiar as they surf.
DuckDuckGo's design is minimal in their product and playful in their marketing and communication. It's a great combination.