The privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo has meanwhile reached a new milestone. Users have searched 100 billion times without being tracked.
The Internet community is becoming increasingly aware of the need for data protection for users in the digital space. While Google announced end of support for third party cookies initiates and Apple with the Tracking Transparency app for more self-determination for iOS users when it comes to data protection has ensured, privacy-centric services are enjoying increasing popularity. This also applies to the DuckDuckGo (DDG) search engine. This has now announced that the mark of a total of 100 billion searches has been cracked. Just a year earlier, DuckDuckGo had reached another milestone.
DuckDuckGo: Already one of the most popular Google alternatives in Germany
In January 2021 gave DDG known, that first time 100 million searches per Tag had been reached on the search engine. And although the search engine, according to Statcounter, has a small market share of globally 0.67 percent has, the use of the service increases. Because on Twitter, the company shared a tweet celebrating reaching 100 billion searches:
Thanks to you, we’ve hit 100 billion all time private searches! https://t.co/qlSaz4j9ZH
That’s 100B times:
• Your search history wasn’t a data point
• What you searched (like cat memes) was your business & only yours
• You recognized your right to privacy & chose it!🤗 pic.twitter.com/HyvMOBK26E
– DuckDuckGo (@DuckDuckGo) January 13, 2022
DuckDuckGo also emphasizes that the search history of the users who do the search is not used as a data set for third parties. Especially the strong focus on data protection should inspire many users for DDG. In Germany, the search engine according to Statcounter after Google, Bing and Ecosia, with a market share of 0.88 percent, it is even the fourth most popular – ahead of Yahoo.
On the DuckDuckGo Traffic Website you can read how many searches there are on average and in total. In 2021, over 35 billion search queries were served. That is more than twice as many as in 2019. The average number of search queries served is currently over 104 million per day. However, industry leader Google puts these numbers in the shade. Alphabet’s search engine does not publish official numbers. According to Estimate from HubSpot but there are at least 5.6 billion searches Every day achieved – and the trend is rising.