DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not track its users. It provides the same standard search results as other search engines but does not collect any information. It was created in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg and Steven Levithan. It is a privately owned company based in Pennsylvania. The search engine was designed with the goal of protecting the privacy of its users. The name of the company was inspired by a childhood game called duck, duck, goose. The founders liked the idea of a hidden duck and thought it would be a good symbol for a search engine.
DuckDuckGo has over 36 million searches a day and has an 8.5% market share in the US. It provides standard search results and instant answers to common questions. It also offers a "bangs" feature. This feature lets you search other sites like Wikipedia, Amazon, and YouTube directly from the DuckDuckGo search box. It has a "Privacy" button that provides an overview of how it protects the privacy of its users. It also has a "Shortcuts" section that lets you search different sites with one click, such as weather, maps, and sports.
Step-by-Step Guide How to Use DuckDuckGo
- Visit DuckDuckGo
You can visit DuckDuckGo’s website by clicking here.
- Set up DuckDuckGo
When you first visit DuckDuckGo, you will be prompted to set up your search preferences.
Enter your preferred language, search engine, and set your default search engine.
- Try DuckDuckGo
When you search for something, you will be able to see your search history, your private queries, and your settings.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn’t track you and doesn’t collect or share personal information. It doesn’t store your search history and makes it difficult for others to track you.