DuckDuckGo reaches milestone of over 100 million daily searches for first time
In a week that saw messengers Signal and Telegram see a huge influx of new users, privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo reached a milestone in its 12-year history: it was the first day with more than 100 million searches.
In 2020, the average number of queries had increased by 62%. Since August 2020, the search engine has regularly recorded more than two billion searches per month. Compared to Google, which processes five billion searches a day, that’s not much. But it is a sign that Internet users are increasingly looking for alternatives.