DuckDuckGo Daily Search Queries Now Average Over 100 Million | 47% increase in 2021

The DuckDuckGo search engine, which offers enhanced privacy protection, is in increasing demand today. According to the company, the average daily search query it generates is now over 100 million searches. In 2021 alone, it increased exponentially to almost 47%.

Growth of the DuckDuckGo search engine

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According to Bleeping Computer’s report this weekend, the rising platform showed a big improvement in year-over-year growth. Despite Google’s dominance in search results, many people are experimenting with the privacy-centric platform.

Last year exactly this month, DuckDuckGo recorded 79 million search queries on an average daily basis. To add, the total search queries for the platform was 23.6 billion at that time.

In 2021, the Pennsylvania-based company averaged 100 million search queries per day. So far, the total number of search queries has reached 34.6 billion and there are still four days until the start of 2022. Overall, the team has grown 46.4% this year.

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DuckDuckGo MarketShare is lagging behind

In the same report from Bleeping Computer, there is still a lot to see for the advancement of the DuckDuckGo search engine. Despite impressive growth this year, its market share still lags behind its competitors.

With that, it only holds 2.53% of the total market share, which is slightly lower than Yahoo and Bing’s shares at 3.3% and 6.43% respectively. On top of that, Google remains the leading internet search engine in the United States, with a whopping 87.33% share of search traffic.

Last week, Tech Times reported that the DuckDuckGo desktop web browser is currently in development. Company CEO Gabriel Weinberg confirmed the news in his recent blog post.

DuckDuckGo vs. Google

In another Spread Privacy report, Google would track the user while using the search engine while DuckDuckGo would not allow this feature.

When using this new platform, the company guarantees that the information of its users will be kept safe and confidential. The common idea about these platforms is that your data is usually pulled and tracked for advertisements. This explains why some ads are closely related to your interests.

The privacy-focused search engine will also offer “Email Protection” which will protect users from email tracking. With this, there is nothing more to worry about for crooks who want to track your real email address for malicious purposes.

In the Android ecosystem, DuckDuckGo has “App Tracking” protection that prevents third-party trackers from detecting them. These trackers are what we commonly come across when opening Facebook and Google Chrome.

“No complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no” levels “of privacy protection – just robust privacy protection that works by default, across search, browse, email, and more, ”the company said in its blog.

Also read: [App Battle] Google Chrome vs Microsoft Edge vs Safari: which is the best browser so far?

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