When comparing Metager vs Google Search, the Slant community recommends Metager for most people. In the question“What are the best internet search engines?” Metager is ranked 3rd while Google Search is ranked 9th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Allows to visit search results anonymously
Pro Open Source
Pro Tor network service
Gives access within Tor.
Pro Run by a non profit organisation dedicated to privacy and data protection
Pro Supports easy search in open-street-map
Locations can be shown on open-street-map.
Pro Easy to use
Google makes it easy to quickly get your search results.
Pro Most relevant results
Pro Most widely used
google.com is the most widely used search engine.
Pro Still many times comes up with the best results
Pro Wikipedia at the top
Pro Many features
Pro Best UI
Pro Can customize privacy
Has a site called privacy.google.com that you can use to make it more private
Pro SEO Friendly
Con Uses only Bing and Scopia results
The latter of which could be their own crawler.
Con Potentially invasive of your privacy
Google records your searches. Use incognito mode.
Con Censors search results
Search "Was 9/11 an inside job" and compare the results to Bing's.
Con Google is becoming Big Brother: google search, chrome, gmail, analytics, streetview, android, youtube
Con Filters by who paid Google more
Ads always shown above organic results.