9 March, 2021

“Signal is blowing all records, and DuckDuckGo just passed 100,000,000 searches in a day. Privacy is cool”, tweeted David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), after the privacy-focused search engine reached the major milestone in its 12-year-old history.

In comparison to Google’s 5 billion daily searches,  DuckDuckGo’s 100 million search queries for a day are small, but still a positive achievement. This means that some Internet users value their own privacy and are looking for alternatives to big search engines. The achievement comes after a period of growth for the company for the past two years. Especially since August 2020, when the search engine began seeing more than 2 billion search queries a month regularly.

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