DuckDuckGo is Breaking Records - Hits 100 Million Searches Per Day

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A new article on Search Engine Journal reports that DuckDuckGo continues its impressive growth, and the search engine just achieved 100 million searches in a single day for the first time.

DuckDuckGo is celebrating a milestone after it reached 100 million searches in one day on Monday, January the 11th, according to public traffic data.

Taking that 100 million milestone day into account, DuckDuckGo is on target to hit approximately 90 million daily average searches for January. That's up from 52 million in January 2020, and it means the current numbers represent an increase of 73% year-on-year. Overall, DuckDuckGo continues to enjoy impressive growth, as the figures below indicate:
  • January 2019 to January 2020 - 52% increase
  • January 2018 to January 2019 - 62% increase
  • January 2017 to January 2018 - 61% increase
  • January 2016 to January 2017 - 30% increase

DuckDuckGo's success isn't limited to web search traffic; its mobile app is also popular with users and recently reached number seven in the iOS App Store charts for free apps. It made number one in the utility apps chart.

DuckDuckGo sits in position two behind Google for mobile search market share - ahead of Bing and Yahoo. It has yet to achieve that high in terms of desktop searches, sitting at number four in the chart, but with more and more searches coming via mobile these days, DuckDuckGo will be happy for now. Whichever way you cut things, DuckDuckGo is growing faster now than it ever has in the dozen or so years since it was founded.

As many readers will already know, DuckDuckGo's primary selling point over other search engines is user privacy. No personal information is collected when visitors perform searches via the engine. Privacy-based options look to be gaining traction in recent times, with Signal and Telegram also rising up the charts.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Impressive growth? Lol. They have been around longer than Bing and are twice as insignificant.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    It's about time someone put G. on notice and better yet totally replaced it.

    Good for you DuckDuckGo, way to GO!

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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    Decent (likely privacy-driven) bump, but ultimately they're still a pretty miniscule player in the Google owned search market. A couple of years ago, I recall them making some noise when they partnered with Apple and its Maps (MapKit JS) for its local search results, but part of that seemed to be Apple posturing / negotiating a bit with Google (the more G believed Apple would be willing to switch its default browser to a DuckDuckGo, the stronger its negotiating position). Ultimately, seems unlikely anything major will change re: Google's monopoly (as well as Apple's use of them as the default search engine for iOS ... which of course is a major revenue line for Apple)
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Nothing is forever and with little patience we may see day
    when people finally realize that G. is the worth SE there is
    based on garbage search results it offers lately, you never know
    whose religion they start follow.

    As for lately, DuckDuckGo is mine and most people I know,
    are using DuckDuckGo as cell's default browser.

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  • Profile picture of the author LilyMunday
    It will be interesting to see if Australians move over to DuckDuckGo, Bing, or Yahoo if Google goes through with its threat to cut us off from Google search.

    From what I can tell with the public here it isn't bothering anyone they just assume they will go with someone else and away from Google.

    I'm not sure this threat will achieve the pressure it had hoped to put on our government. Most Australians are applauding the strong stance. Google will just be handing part of their market to another search engine.

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  • Profile picture of the author John carry
    The impressive growth they had was almost longer than the binge and twice as trivial.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    DuckDuckGo is currently not available.

    hmmm... very interesting...
    DuckDuckGo for windows is not available at this time.

    Is evil Mr. G. have something to do with that by any chance?

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