Lack of subject-specific blocking
In 2018 several other search engines such as Yahoo, Bing, Yandex and Gigablast also had the page in their top 10 results. By contrast, neither Google, StartPage nor Ask.com returned any hits from the ISGP site in the top 100 when the search term was queried for, although all three had indexed the page.
Based in Berlin, Germany, it donates 80% or more of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on reforestation and planting trees where they are needed most. It considers itself a social business, is CO2-negative and claims to support full financial transparency
Accepted by Big Tech companies
As of 12 March 2020, Ecosia will be included as a default search engine option for Google Chrome in 47 markets. This addition represents the first time a not-for-profit search engine will appear as a choice to users.
Since the big tech companies accept Ecosia, it can be surmised that the showing of pages with "banned" topics are incidental, and that the company will remove them from the search results at the slightest pressure.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20171022081331/https://documents.ecosia.org/467540/12095458%7Carchive-date=22 October 2017