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,…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.…