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DuckDuckGo was founded on February 29, 2008. As of January 2020, DuckDuckGo provides more than 20 million searches per day, accounting for 0.45% of total searches in the world. DuckDuckGo is a very niche search engine with only 89 employees.

Former Google engineer Jake Voytko compares the search results of Google and DuckDuckGo and thinks that DDG is already good enough for daily use.

Google is the best search engine as we all know. More 90% total search happen on Google. But in some cases it is better than Google like privacy. From input keyword to visit a website Google always follow you and trace your record. But DuckDuckGo won’t follow you and use your data to earn money. Not only google most of the big companies uses our data for their benefit.

What is the aim of DuckDuckGo?

It is built on the idea that users should enjoy online privacy, and users ’search history should not be used as a marketing tool.

For example, most major search engines, such as Google, track users’ search history and the results you choose to create profiles for personalized search results, and targeted advertising. DuckDuckGo is one of the few search sites that abandons this practice. It does not collect or store personal information, nor does it share your IP address, search terms, or other information with the sites you visit.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Search Engine Market Share

Although it will record all entered search terms, it is just to improve the content such as a misspelling. Since DuckDuckGo does not store your IP address or unique user string, these search terms are stored in an unrecognizable way. Similarly, DuckDuckGo does not use cookies by default, but if you change any settings, it will use them to store the changes, and these are not stored in a way that can be used to identify the user.
DuckDuckGo also emphasizes giving priority to the secure encrypted version of the website rather than the unencrypted version. They also did not record your search history, and because this information is not tracked, law enforcement will not hack or request it.

DuckDuckGo aims to provide the best results

Far from being a trick, their goal is not to provide the most results, but the best results. Although Google can get thousands of results in a second, by default, DuckDuckGo provides a single page that it thinks is the best result, and you can load more results if needed.

Since DuckDuckGo does not track your history to optimize search results, it will show the same results for a given keyword to anyone in the search results. DDG uses a combination of 400 different sources to generate these results, including crowdsourcing sites like Wikipedia, Bing, Yahoo!, Yandex, Wolfram Alpha, and other search engines, as well as their web crawler DuckDuckBot.

DDG relies heavily on open-source resources to provide you with private and relevant search results. For example, the search engine’s instant answer function is supported by open-source answers and is maintained by GitHub. Anyone can contribute. The site itself is also built by the open-source stack.

Although DuckDuckGo does not have an integrated pantheon of applications like its huge competitor Google, it does contain many useful features that can help you search more easily and efficiently.

How DuckDuckGo make money?

DuckDuckGo has been profitable since 2014, and it does not store and share any private information of users who use their search engine. DuckDuckGo earns revenue by providing ads, although it displays fewer ads than Google or most other search engines. Because DuckDuckGo does not store your search and create consumer profiles for you, the ads it displays are universal and provided by the Yahoo-Bing-Microsoft Search Alliance Network. DuckDuckGo also makes money through affiliate marketing with Amazon and eBay.

DuckDuckGo will target ads for your search, but will not store personal searches. It does this by displaying only ads that are relevant to your current search query. For example, if you only search for “curved display”, the search results page may contain advertisements for computer monitors. After entering the next search, you no longer need to worry about unwanted ads popping up on your computer monitor.

In this way, DuckDuckGo can provide advertising and generate revenue without compromising its values or privacy policies.

How to Submit Your Site?

Most of the seach engines have their own webmaster tools that you can use to submit your site to their search engine. Google has Search console, Bing has Bing webmaster. But DuckDuckGo don’t have any webmaster tools. They use any site automatically.

All you can do is to submit other search engines Google and Bing. When Google or Bing will index your site, it will index your site also. The process can be a little slow but it will crawl your site regularly.

So submit your site to the Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster and Yandex Search Engine. You can follow our guide to submit your website to all search engines

Submit your WordPress site to Google

How to submit your site to Bing

How to submit your WordPress site to Yandex

Some Common Questions

Who is the owner of DuckDuckGo?

The founder of DuckDuckGo is Gabri Weinberg, an industrialist who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with both his undergraduate and master’s degrees.

Is DuckDuckGo better than Google?

Every search engine has their own features. Google is for everything. But DDG is created to mainly from the concern of privacy. But some cases DuckDuckGo better than Google. If you are concern to your privacy then you should use it.

Can we trust DuckDuckGo?

So many people concern about their privacy and they think DuckDuckGo not safe. But they think it because they never use it. But it is totally secure and trustworthy. Day by day it is expanding their server for better performance.

Why DuckDuckGo blocked?

In some cases you can find that DuckDuckGo is blocked in your computer. There are two reason it could be. Maybe your country blocked or your provider (school,office) blocked it. Because they can’t trace you. So they don’t want you to use DDG.

Is DuckDuckGo Dark Web?

The answer is “No”. But you can use it as anonymously. Because it doesn’t collect your personal data. But it it not a dark web.

What is the safest search engine?

DuckDuckGo is the safest search engine in the world. Because they don’t collect your personal data or anything about you.

Summary

At present, DuckDuckGo is listed as the six most used search engine in the world, and it seems to be more and more popular. Many companies such as Google and Facebook store, share and use personal data to monetize. That’s why many people tend to use the type of security provided by DDG.

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