The search engine DuckDuckGo which is basically a privacy-focused search engine. Which is becoming more and more popular and now receiving 30 million hits each day. DuckDuckGo got rapid growth and the company itself disclosed that it grow by 50% in a single year. The company tweeted that
It took us seven years to reach 10 million private searches in one day, then another two years to hit 20 million, and now less than a year later we’re at 30 million.
DuckDuckGo posted the traffic statistics publicly of the last four years which you can see below.
DuckDuckGo uses its own crawler to index the search results along with other search engines such as Bing, Yahoo and crowd-sourced websites like Wikipedia. Although their search engines results are not as up to date as of other search engines like Google or Bing. because they do not aggressively index the websites. However, DDG is far behind than the hits on google which gets 3 billion hits daily.
Almost every month we hear news of big companies’ that the data has been compromised and misused. As well as it’s an alarming situation for other search engines which are less secure. That’s why it’s not a surprising thing that the DuckDuckGo has increased its usage. In case you’re really serious about your privacy then you must give it a try instead of other search engines.
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