DuckDuckGo has over 100 million searches every day
DuckDuckGo has over 100 million searches every day

Privacy-driven search engine DuckDuckGo has made a major breakthrough in its 12-year history by surpassing the daily search limit of 100 million for the first time.

This achievement is due to the company's continuous growth over the past two years, especially since August 2020 when search engines received more than two billion searches per day. regular.

In contrast, DuckDuckGo's average daily search volume was 52 million in January 2020, which means that this month's numbers have increased by 73% year-on-year.

This is a small number compared to the 5 billion searches that Google makes every day, but it's a positive sign that users are looking for alternatives.

DuckDuckGo is popular because it expanded the search engine beyond its website, now offering mobile apps for Android and iOS, as well as dedicated extensions for Google Chrome.

The company said in a tweet in September 2020: More than 4 million users have installed these apps and extensions.

However, the increasing popularity of search engines is also due to their stated purpose of not collecting user data and providing the same search results to all users.

As explained last year, the lack of accurate data sometimes makes it difficult for a company to estimate the size of its user base on its own.

However, this commitment to privacy has also helped the company gain followers among the privacy-conscious public.

DuckDuckGo is set as the default search engine in Tor Browser and is generally the default search engine in incognito mode for many other browsers.

DuckDuckGo's main selling point over other search engines is the privacy feature, as users can search without collecting their personal information and selling it to advertisers.

DuckDuckGo's biggest achievement was that two other privacy-focused apps, Signal and Telegram, saw significant growth rates within a week.

Telegram announced that it has reached 500 million registered users and that the Signal server has shut down after a sudden influx of millions of new registered users, beating even the most optimistic forecast.

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