I would have given up
Glad it hasn't come to this.
The search engine you're using may change the result a bit in my experience.
But yeah most searches with Ubuntu touch lead to articles like "Ubuntu touch is dead" or sometimes "Ubuntu touch is NOT dead" and from this you can find UBports community...
The community is small hence not visible.
And nowadays a search for something specific and rare leads to something popular and does not provide the expected outcome. Standardization of people's minds