DuckDuckGo aquire 1 billion searches in January 2019
The search engine DuckDuckGo has become a major threat to the top search industry, more people are using it in the run away from other search engines, especially Google, which collects a lot of data about users.
The DuckDuckGo search engine displays ads, but only based on the keyword of the search query, unlike other search engines such as Google, which can display completely different search results from one user to another based on search history and many other factors.
On its official Twitter account, search engine operators reported a dramatic statistic that in January more than 1 billion searches were made, a 78% increase over the previous year of 654 million searches submitted in January 2018.
The company achieved another record of 36.4 million searches on a single day, January 29, 2019, making it the largest day for the number of searches.
Below is a snapshot of company search data last month:
DuckDuckGo continues to grow, while DuckDuckGo grew by 56% from January 2017 to January 2018.
This may be an indication that people are becoming more aware of the amount of personal data Google collects about them.
Last December, DuckDuckGo published a study claiming that Google was allocating search results even when users logged out, yet Google was quick to refute the study and expose DuckDuckGo's claims.
In 2018, the company achieved more than 9.2 billion searches in 12 months. If the company reaches 1 billion searches per month, it will exceed the record for last year.
Another interesting development in December was that Google transferred the domain ownership of Duck.com to DuckDuckGo.
Previously, Duck.com was directed to the Google homepage, this was a point of contention on DuckDuckGo in the past, where they said it was confusing to users.
It is reported that this could be behind the increase in searches from December 2018 to January 2019.