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European search engines

A search engine allows their users to search the internet.

This category contains services from companies based in a member state of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
You can read more about the listing criteria here.

European services

Ecosia logo


Uses renewable energy

Ecosia is a search engine with a focus on sustainability. The company donates 80 percent of its surplus revenue, which it generates through advertising, to conservation projects. In addition, the servers are CO2 neutral.

The search results of the search engine come from Bing and are optimized with its own algorithms.

GOOD logo


Uses renewable energy
EU EU hosted

GOOD is a non-profit search engine from Germany. It uses the search index of the Bing search engine. All advertising revenue is donated to charity and the non-profit is B Corp certified. Before a rebranding in 2022 GOOD was called gexsi.

Qwant logo


France EU EU hosted

Qwant is a French search engine that advertises privacy by not storing or selling any data about you. They use their own search index and Bing, and therefore aren't reliant on Google. They also provide a special search engine for kids.

metaGer logo


Uses renewable energy
EU EU hosted

Metager is a German metasearch that combines search results from other providers. It is a non-profit association, the source code is open, and the servers run on green electricity. Metager also advertises high privacy.

swisscows logo


Switzerland EFTA EFTA hosted

swisscows is a Swiss search engine with a focus on privacy and family friendliness, as they try to prevent explicit content. swisscows uses the Bing search index, but also a self-made one.

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