Listed below are some reasonably fast-loading instances of SearX (independent meta-search engine). These sites often disappear or go down. When this happens you can switch to another instance.
Regarding privacy, be advised that unknown organizations and individuals run these interfaces.
The response time is calculated from a browser located in the U.S.
- https://xo.wtf — 184ms response time
- https://search.privacyguides.net — 186ms
- https://swag.pw — 194ms
- https://searx.org (official) cloudflare — 471ms
Here is the complete list of SearX instances.
More about SearX and SearXNG Interfaces
SearXNG offers ad-free Google results, which are fresh, not cached results (like the ones found in StartPage). In addition, you can add Bing and Mojeek results into the mix. Overall, this makes the search results very relevant and diverse.
SearXNG development started in the middle of 2021 as a fork of the SearX project (GitHub page). Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, SearXNG can be used over Tor for online anonymity.
SearXNG has a better user interface, comes with light and dark versions, and works well on mobile browsers. An administrator can block and/or replace the URLs in the search results. Overall SearXNG is simple to maintain as an instance administrator.