DuckDuckGo Reaches New Milestone of 30 Million Daily Searches

DuckDuckGo daily direct searches have hit a new record, reaching a small but measurable market share and beating out rival AOL…

It’s certainly no secret Google dominates the world of search. The portal commands an impressive 72 percent market share, according to data by Net Market Share. But, one competitor just hit a new height. DuckDuckGo, introduced about 10 years ago, now handles 30 million queries per day.

DuckDuckGo Daily Direct Searches Hit 30 Million Milestone

For those unfamiliar, DuckDuckGo is a privacy-centric search engine. And, it’s stayed true to its stated mission through its decade of operations. Now, it’s reached an important milestone.

DuckDuckGo daily direct searches are an impressive 30 million. This gives it a market share of 0.23 percent. Although relatively tiny, it’s still outperforming Naver, which claims a market share of 0.11 percent, AOL, which has just 0.05 percent, and Dogpile, which comes in last at 0.04 percent.

At the top are Google, Baidu with 13.94 percent, Bing has 7.70 percent, and Yahoo with 4.06 percent. Others include Yandex, 1.01 percent and Ask, 0.38 percent.

DuckDuckGo continues to quietly rack-up support due to its dedication to privacy and transparency. This past summer, it received $10 million in funding to help expand its presence across the globe.

The search portal first hit 10 million daily direct queries 7 years ago. It’s now growing by 10 million in a year-over-year comparison.

Owen E. Richason IV

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