"Private" Search Engines Delivering Irrelevant Results

Sometimes when I use the privacy focused search engines, like DuckDuckGo and StartPage, they tend to deliver irrelevant results for what I’m searching for.

For example, today I was searching for a marketing company called “Content Allies” on DuckDuckGo, and the first few results had nothing to do with that; I tried the same search on Google, and the company was the first result. After some tinkering, I was able to find it on DDG as well, but it was tricky.

I am very aware of Google and its “stalking” capabilities, especially since being active on this forum, but in terms of finding what you’re looking for, it often seems to be the best search engine. Is there a way to “tweak” the results of the more private search engines?

Is this what you were looking for? It was the first result that came up when I did the search on Searx.

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(Loosely related: What is your daily search engine?)

Yes, that’s the one! Maybe I just need to use search engines other than DDG!