Which web search engines match the following requirements?

  1. Search results don't pull from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Ask, AOL, Baidu, or Entireweb results. Results must pull from its own web crawler & database.
  2. Allows search queries containing "exact phrase(s)".

I've found that:

  • Peekier.com and mojeek.com satisfy (1) but not (2).

  • Deusu.org appears to be down, but it might have been good.

  • Duckduckgo, Millionshort, and Startpage satisfy (2) but not (1).

Are there any that satisfy both (1) and (2)?

4 Answers 4


In 2024, I think you can try


You have no idea how hard is to search for alternative search engines nowadays. Almost impossible.

Here is a list for others to get deeper insights into the alternative search engine rabbithole


The search engine https://dropicon.com meets your requirements.

  • domain is dead.
    – Rainb
    Commented May 26 at 8:08

Try Searx and Yacy. Searx is metasearch and will suggest more engines. Google "searx instances xyz" Maybe gigablast?

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    gigablast is dead
    – Rainb
    Commented May 26 at 8:17

The search engine Qwant seems to satisfy the criterion listed in this question.

EDIT: Update: The new, decentralized search engine Dsearch is exactly what I was looking for.

  • qwant now just uses bing
    – Rainb
    Commented May 26 at 8:09

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