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DuckDuckGo Had Over 100 Million Searches In July

DuckDuckGo Had Over 100 Million Searches In July

By Chris Richardson August 1, 2013

As terms like “NSA” and “PRISM” start to embody the modern-day bogey man for many who take ideas like privacy seriously, a small, but increasing amount of web users alter their behavior accordingly. This means leaving popular services like Google, …

Is DuckDuckGo Gaining Ground on Google? Is DuckDuckGo Gaining Ground on Google?
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In recent years, the search industry has not changed a lot in terms of large players. Google has maintained the leader position with its ownership of nearly 70 percent of search market share. The #2 and #3 spots have changed slightly after the Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance in 2009. According to the most recent Experian-Hitwise statistics, Bing-powered search has risen to 30 percent.

New Bing Is More Than Meets The Eye New Bing Is More Than Meets The Eye

Have you seen the new Bing yet? We reported yesterday that Microsoft pretty much recreated Bing with the launch of its new format. The new format features three columns that display traditional search results, snapshot which provides the most relevant …

Make Instant Answers For DuckDuckGo Make Instant Answers For DuckDuckGo
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DuckDuckGo has always been, to me at least, one of the unsung heroes of the open source movement. While Google is lapping up all the search traffic with Bing and Yahoo! desperately trying to keep up, DuckDuckGo is just cruising …

DuckDuckGo Steadily Getting Over 1M Searches A Day DuckDuckGo Steadily Getting Over 1M Searches A Day
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So much for people cooling down on the whole internet privacy issue. After steadily gaining momentum into the end of last year, DuckDuckGo, the encrypted pro-privacy search engine alternative, blasted off like an angry shuttle of private internet search queries …

Blekko Gets Ads, DuckDuckGo Gets Searches Blekko Gets Ads, DuckDuckGo Gets Searches

Blekko sought out from the start to become the “third search engine” behind Google and Bing (Yahoo, for all intents and purposes counted as Bing, since Bing powers Yahoo Search). Google and Bing serve search ads to monetize their efforts. …

DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us
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Privacy in relation to Google is a big ticket item right now, as consolidation practices and other matters concerning personal identity and online advertising practices have become popular topics. It adds to the noticeable undercurrent of fear that, fueled largely …

DuckDuckGo Gets Redesign DuckDuckGo Gets Redesign
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Alternative search engine DuckDuckGo has pushed out a subtle redesign, which is still customizable through the user settings. The home page doesn’t look much different. It still looks like the image you see above. The search results pages are a …

Sex Toy, Steve Jobs, and a Halloween House Sex Toy, Steve Jobs, and a Halloween House
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Steve Jobs is known for his great keynote speeches, but did you know that he pretty much pranked called Starbucks during one of them? For more daily video round-ups, go here. How bad would he have felt if they actually …

DuckDuckGo Ready to Go to the Next Level, Gets New Funding DuckDuckGo Ready to Go to the Next Level, Gets New Funding

DuckDuckGo just announced that Union Square Ventues is leading the company’s first round of funding. Other investors include: ¬†Scott Banister, Jim Young, Jeff Miller, Joshua Schachter, Kal Vapuri, Joshua Stylman and Peter Hershberg. In a Union Square Ventures blog post, …

Control is the Answer to the Filter Bubble Control is the Answer to the Filter Bubble

The “Filter Bubble” has been a hot topic of discussion this week. This is based on the concept recently discussed in a TED Talk by Eli Pariser, which is essentially about the information we’re consuming being filtered by the websites …

Google, Facebook And the Filter Bubble Google, Facebook And the Filter Bubble
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Is the personalization of the Internet a step backwards? Is the wealth of information that is accessible to us being reduced because the products we use are filtering it all so heavily? This is a discussion that has been gaining …

Could Botnets Inflate Search Engines’ Query Counts? Could Botnets Inflate Search Engines’ Query Counts?
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Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of the DuckDuckGo search engine had an interesting blog post over the weekend, talking about some weird traffic the site was getting. He points to a couple SERPs generated by what he deems to be queries …

Google’s Matt Cutts Encourages Users To Check Out Blekko and DuckDuckGo Google’s Matt Cutts Encourages Users To Check Out Blekko and DuckDuckGo
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Google’s Matt Cutts used a new webmaster video to share his thoughts about alternative search engines Blekko and DuckDuckGo. Long story short, he thinks you should check them out, and see what you like and don’t like about them. The …

Two “Google Killers” Form Partnership Two “Google Killers” Form Partnership
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DuckDuckGo and Wolfram Alpha are two alternative search engines (ok,one’s a “computation engine“) designed to deliver on the user’s search experience in ways that are different from Google’s. Both have come attached with the fabled “Google Killer” label at one …

An Inside Look at wikiHow Content Quality Control
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We recently spoke with Jack Herrick, founder of wikiHow, about how wikiHow’s quality differs from a site like eHow, which is often labeled a content farm with suspect quality. Herrick’s insight on this is particularly interesting, given that he used to run eHow, before selling to Demand Media. 

Herrick has now shared more information with us about the quality control process at wikiHow. We’ll let you be the judge on how effective it is. 

Why It’s Easier for a Startup (Than For Google) to Take Action on Content Farms
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A couple weeks ago, we reported that DuckDuckGo had followed its own blocking of content farms (like eHow) by promoting content from wikiHow. This begged the question: how much better is wikihow’s content? We had a conversation about that with Jack Herrick, founder of wikiHow (and one-time owner of eHow).