All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DuckDuckGo’

DuckDuckGo Had Over 100 Million Searches In July

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, Microsoft, and Facebook behind in an effort to find a place that respects a user’s right to have a secure, …

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DuckDuckGo Launches New ‘Search & Stories’ App

DuckDuckGo has had an Android app available for a couple years, and now it has finally launched an update, calling the app Search & Stories, and launced it for iOS too. The app lets users search anonymously, much like the site (and the whole reason it exists). DuckDuckGo says it won’t track you, “filter bubble” you, or collect or share …

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FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and search results. Search industry veteran Danny Sullivan wrote a letter to the FTC just over a year ago calling upon the commission to scrutinize Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Nextag, Twenga and TripAdvisor, with regards to the disclosure of …

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DuckDuckGo Has Doubled Its Daily Searches Over The Past Year

DuckDuckGo announced on Monday that it has broken its all-time high for traffic, reaching two million searchers per day. Follow @duckduckgo DuckDuckGo @duckduckgo Thanks to everyone spreading @duckduckgo, we broke our all time traffic high, with 2 million direct searches! https://t.co/u4HCuL2e1W  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite7 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto It was just in February of last year …

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DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results

DuckDuckGo is following Bing’s lead with a new ad telling you why its results are better than Google’s. Unlike Bing’s “Bing It On” campaign, however, DuckDuckGo isn’t pushing a blind taste test of side-by-side search results. They’re simply telling you that you’re getting different results than everybody else because of the “filter bubble,” and that you could be missing out …

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Is DuckDuckGo Gaining Ground on Google?

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.

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New Bing Is More Than Just A Pretty Face

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 information to the user, and the social column that shows friends’ recommendations. Underneath this massive change is another new Bing …

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DuckDuckHack Encourages The Creation Of Instant Answers

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 along being its own thing without worrying about the competition. It’s the spirit that’s leading to DuckDuckHack. Now I’m sure …

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DuckDuckGo Steadily Getting Well Over 1M Searches A Day Now

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 in 2012, passing the one million queries-a-day milestone in the middle part of February. Granted, that’s only .001% of the …

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Blekko Gets Ads, DuckDuckGo Gets A Million Searches In A Day

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. Now, the “third search engine” is testing ads, according to a report from MediaPost. These ads, however, are coming from …

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DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us

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 by protests over sweeping Internet legislation, has been permeating. Perhaps fear is the wrong word. Maybe unease is better, but …

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DuckDuckGo Gets Redesign

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 bit different. The header has gone from green to red, for example. There is a set of search suggestions on …

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