DuckDuckGo Hits High of 30 Million Searches in One Day

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    DuckDuckGo appears to be gaining in popularity: the privacy-focused search engine has hit a new daily record of 30 million searches in a single day. While DDG’s numbers still pale in comparison to Google and other market leaders, they may be a sign that recent privacy scandals have encouraged people to try out alternatives.

    Even at its latest peak, DuckDuckGo handles a fraction of a percent of the 3.5 billion searches processed by Google every day. It's not just Google, either. According to NetMarketShare.com, DuckDuckGo still trails a number of other search engines in traffic, including Yahoo, Bing, and internet relic Ask.com—though it does have AOL beat. On a good day, DuckDuckGo claims about a fifth of a percent of the total search market. You can't cut a slice of the pie much thinner than that.
     
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  2. prime2515102

    prime2515102 [H]ard|Gawd

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    DDG is my main search engine, and it does its job, but I find Google's image search to be just a bit better other than not being able to get pics without visiting the source site (DDG still allows this).
     
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    c3k 2[H]4U

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    Since I found DDG (which was brought to my attention on a thread somewhere [H]ere) I've used it extensively. The more I use it, the more I like. It's now my default search engine on all my computers.

    DDG is the way to go.
     
  4. Sulphademus

    Sulphademus Limp Gawd

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    I use it often, thought maybe not as often as I ought to.
     
  5. GotNoRice

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    I still think Google is "better" but I've made DDG my default now and try to only use Google when I need to.

    I have to say, the name is really stupid, probably one of the main things that kept me from using it sooner. It's hard to take something seriously when it's named "duck duck go".
     
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    Spaceninja [H]ard|Gawd

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    I use DDG on all of my devices and have for the last few years. It finds me what I want to know.
     
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    OnceSetThisCannotChange [H]Lite

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    Using DDG from (almost) their start on all devices. Hope that they never change into a standard corporate entity.
     
  8. fightingfi

    fightingfi Look at Me! I need the attention.

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    did someone say Pie ?
     
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  9. spintroniX

    spintroniX Gawd

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    It's my default, though for highly technical questions I sometimes have to turn to Google.
     
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    Nytegard 2[H]4U

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    As with others, I've been slowly switching over. If I know I can get a frontpage hit easily enough (i.e. I'm looking for a Wikipedia page of something), I'll use it. If I'm looking for something more complex, I'll still stick with Google. Hopefully over time it gets better.
     
  11. BlueFireIce

    BlueFireIce [H]ardness Supreme

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    They can still improve for sure, but have come a long way and don't have the privacy issues others do (yet), their mobile browser also works pretty good for me.
     
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    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    forced myself to use it as my default for a month, had to go back. Its good but Google/Bing are very superior.
     
  13. jmilcher

    jmilcher [H]ardness Supreme

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    I've been a convert for a few months. Actually it's worked fine for my needs. Between this and the Brave browser, I've been happy.
     
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    DooKey [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    I use it all the time. Screw the other search engines.
     
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  15. SmokeRngs

    SmokeRngs [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008

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    I've been using it exclusively for at least a couple of years now and it works just fine for me.
     
  16. captaindiptoad

    captaindiptoad Limp Gawd

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    sooooo.... can we start saying duck it?
     
  17. Iceshot

    Iceshot Limp Gawd

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    Linux + Firefox / DDG + VPN = Protected & Middle Finger to Big Brother and Corporations who monitor / profit everything you do on your PC.
     
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    Cyraxx 2[H]4U

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    How exactly does DDG make money is the question?
     
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    I thought DuckDuckGo doesn't keep logs or doesn't log users so if they don't how did they get this data?
     
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    Glad to know my quest for pr0nz is paying off for someone.
     
  21. Smashing Young Man

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    I've tried it multiple times, but I've never been satisfied with the search results.
     
  22. clockdogg

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    Yes, yes we can. Or tell lazy searchers to go duck themselves.
     
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    clockdogg Gawd

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    From Google Analytics, of course. ;-)

    That or they count the hits anonomously.
     
  24. Nenu

    Nenu [H]ardened

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    I set my browser to use DuckDuck if I accidentally type something in the URL bar.
    Keeping my innocence private :)
     
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  25. Jon855

    Jon855 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ads based on keywords (non tracking) and affiliate to Amazon and others I think.

    If you had gone to DDG you would've found that info :-/
     
  26. ZeqOBpf6

    ZeqOBpf6 Gawd

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    This is a good start but still a long way to go

    Add duckduckgo privacy extension
    Ublock origin
    Noscript

    And now you're much closer

    Searx and startpage are great alternatives to ddg
     
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    I'm glad DDG is the default search engine with Pale Moon.
     
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    Been using it for a long time. I switched after it got to where Google only wanted to give me shopping information when I search scientific topics. I have to look up information on chemicals daily and if you try to type Boric Acid into Google, the first two pages seem to be adds for someone selling it, not links to something giving molecular weight, density, chemical formula, ect. DDG seems to give what I need faster.
     
  30. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    Doesnt it just pull data from yahoo and Bing ?
     
  31. damicatz

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    It is a combination of Yahoo, Bing, its own crawler, as well as a bunch of other more specific sources (see here : https://duck.co/ia).
     
  32. theBrownLlama

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    unfortunately it is still quite poor when it comes to technical terms.
     
  33. SamuraiInBlack

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    I like DDG because it isn't some "tailored" bullshit like Google gives.

    I don't want tailored results. I want legit results. I want accurate, relevant results based on content, not based on what a search engine wants to tell me what content I should look at because it's trying to appease its shareholders and be politically correct. Fuck the shareholders, and fuck the political correctness. Neither one delivers answers I give a shit about.
     
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    BSmith [H]ard|Gawd

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    I like it. I use it, exclusively.
     
  35. steakman1971

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    I use DDG - it works ok. I try to avoid Google products - they are a creepy company like Facebook in my opinion.
     
  36. termite

    termite [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah I use Chrome incognito and DuckDuckGo quite a bit when on my phone.

    And Epic/DDG for the PC.
     
  37. DustMite

    DustMite Limp Gawd

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    Early on in DDG's history, they were promoting the saying "don't google it, just duck it."
    Now go out there and Duck It, you silly person. lol
     
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    I like google, as what I search in google, google feeds back stuff to my newstand in androids google news app. For existence, googling 2019 kona lava dome results later mountain biking news in google news app, which I like.