DuckDuckGo search engine sets a new record of >100M searches per day

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DuckDuckGo recently reached its significant milestone of 100 million searches in just a single day.

For the very first time, the DuckDuckGo search engine has recorded more than 100 million searches per day. According to DuckDuckGo’s public traffic data, the record was hit last Monday, on Jan 11th. For the first half month of January, DuckDuckGo also hit around 90 million daily searches, averagely. 

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app on mobile devices

For comparison, this search engine had about 52 million daily searches last January. That means the number of 90 million daily searches in Jan 2020 represents a big jump of 73 percent year-over-year. That’s also the biggest increase in DuckDuckGo’s daily searches since Jan 2016. 

In 2020, DuckDuckGo operated approximately 23.7 million search queries. This search engine focuses on privacy and does not track user searches or share users’ personal data with third-party companies. 

Because DuckDuckGo doesn’t track its users, it isn’t clear exactly how many people use this platform. But, DuckDuckGo’s CEO estimates that this search engine has nearly 25 million users.

DuckDuckGo is more popular than ever

Along with DuckDuckGo’s website at duckduckgo.com, this search engine is also available as an Android and iOS app. 

Last week, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app ranked #7 in the iOS App Store chart for free apps.

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Mobile Search Engine Market Share in the U.S - December 2020, according to statcounter.com

By the end of December 2020, DuckDuckGo officially has positioned the second place (after Google) with 2.25 percent of the Mobile Search Engine Market Share in the U.S, according to statcounter.com. On the desktop, this platform lags Bing and Yahoo in the 4th position with 2.28 percent of Desktop Search Engine Market Share in the U.S.

In whichever way we choose to look at the growth of DuckDuckGo, it’s obvious that this platform is experiencing a significant jump not seen in its 12-year history. And this might be a sign of a larger shift toward private platforms. 

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Sources:

duckduckgo.com/traffic

searchenginejournal.com/duckduckgo-hits-new-record-100-million-searches-per-day/392736/

usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/18/search-engine-duckduckgo-increases-traffic-google-competitor/4202556001/