Search engine Duck Duck Go processed billion searches in 2013

Jan

9

2014

Search engine Duck Duck Go processed billion searches in 2013

Duck Duck Go, a privacy-conscious search engine, has grown in the past year. The company incorporated in 2013, more than a billion searches. The number of searches doubled after the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

More than a billion queries is more than twice as many as in 2012, when DuckDuckGo processed 496 million searches. This is evident from the statistics page of the search engine. On an average day in 2013, the processed 2.8 million search queries. In 2012 it had 1.4 million searches.

The number of searches increased after the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in June suddenly sharply. Which was sought by Duck Duck Go in the first half of 2013 daily average of 1.8 million times was that in the second half of last year, 3.8 million times. Incidentally took traffic through the DuckDuckGo-api far: in 2013 was 5.9 billion that is used once, against 3.7 billion times in 2012.

The privacy-conscious search engine has been around since 2008, but has grown in recent years hard. In April 2010, when the site began with the measurement of the number of searches, the search engine only processed 30,000 to 43,000 searches per day. Duck Duck Go promises that it composes no profiles of visitors, such as Google does not. Personalize search results

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