DuckDuckGo is awesome. Here are 10 reasons why.
DuckDuckGo has its own syntax. The !bang command allows you to search another site directly. For example, if you wanted to find out how bad the new Tron movie is you can type: !imdb Tron and you'll instantly see the results on IMDb.
Need some quick comedy? Type !youtube funny cats and you'll see the results directly on YouTube. Or use !yt for short.
Troubleshooting python code? Add !python to your query and it will automatically search the official Python documentation.
For every query there is usually a vertical search engine somewhere that answers that query better than a general search engine.