DuckDuckGo has been growing bigger in the past 12 months. The search engine emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy. You can get seamless privacy protection on your browser for free with one download. DuckDuckGo has become the #2 search engine on mobile devices, they are above Yahoo, Bing, and Firefox. This is huge news for the company.
Not only does Google keep your search history forever by default, but their trackers have also been found on 75% of the top million websites, which means they are tracking almost everywhere you go on the Internet (unless you stop them with DuckDuckGo!). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
DuckDuckGo search gives you truly private search results without tradeoffs in result quality. We have everything you’ve come to expect in an online search experience and a few bonus features that make searching the Internet not only private but also a bit more fun! And, on top of that, because there is no search history on DuckDuckGo, you escape the filter bubble of manipulated results.
- DuckDuckGo over the last 12 months: 50M+ app downloads, 55% search traffic increase, #2 search engine on mobile in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the Netherlands & more.
- In the coming weeks, we’re adding new free privacy protections in beta including a cross-platform email privacy solution & app tracker blocking on Android devices.
- Later this year, we’ll release a beta of the first-ever DuckDuckGo desktop app, which can be used as a primary browser.
- DuckDuckGo has been profitable since 2014 with revenues now $100M+/yr. In late 2020, we completed a $100M+ mainly secondary investment from new & existing investors.
The company is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in Greater Philadelphia and has 129 employees as of June 2021. The company name is a reference to the children’s game duck, duck, goose.