Just tried googling "search engine"
I got links to Wakipedia, DuckDuckGo, Bing, ixquick, ... and freefind.
If we try the same elsewhere:
Wakipedia tells me about search engines and has links to the Wakipedia pages for each of the major ones.
DuckDuckGo links to Wakipedia, Dogpile, Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Yahoo, ixquick and webcrawler.
Bing links to ixquick, Dogpile, Wakipedia, freefind, DuckDuckGo, ..., Google.
ixquick shows freefind, ........., Google, ..., ixquick, Wakipedia, ..., and Yahoo.
freefind wanted an e-mail address.
Yahoo links to Wakipedia, Dogpile, Google, ..., Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, ixquick and webcrawler.
So, most search engines do not put themselves first or even on the first page. For three of these nine, I want my money back - but as I paid nothing to any of them, all of them gave me a full refund without any hassle.
Anyone want to try this in French?