DuckDuckGo reaches over 100 billion searches

The data protection-centric search engine DuckDuckGo has now reached a new milestone. Users have searched 100 billion times without being tracked.

The awareness of data protection for users in the digital space is growing in the internet community. While Google is initiating the end of support for third-party cookies and Apple has provided iOS users with more self-determination in terms of data protection with the Tracking Transparency app, data protection-centric services are enjoying increasing popularity. This also applies to the DuckDuckGo (DDG) search engine. This now announced that the mark of a total of 100 billion searches has been broken. Just a year earlier, DuckDuckGo had reached another milestone.

DuckDuckGo: Already one of the most popular Google alternatives in Germany

In January 2021, DDG announced that the search engine had reached 100 million searches per day for the first time. And although, according to Statcounter, the search engine has a small market share of globally 0.67 percent the use of the service increases. Because on Twitter, the company shared a tweet celebrating 100 billion search queries:

DuckDuckGo also emphasizes that the search history of the users who use the search is not used as a data set for third parties. The strong focus on data protection in particular should inspire many users for DDG. In Germany is the search engine according to Statcounter after Google, Bing and Ecosia, with a market share of 0.88 percent, it is the fourth most popular – ahead of Yahoo.

On the DuckDuckGo Traffic Website you can read how many searches there are in average and in total. In 2021 more than 35 billion search queries were served. That is more than twice as many as in 2019. The average of the search queries served is currently over 104 million per day. Industry leader Google, however, dwarfs these numbers. Alphabet’s search engine does not publish official numbers. According to HubSpot estimate but there are at least 5.6 billion searches Every day came about – and the trend is rising.

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