DuckDuckGo has added new “zero click” information from Zanran to its search results, giving users quicker access to some of the deeper web content that Zanran offers.
You may remember Zanran from my profile last year, Zanran: New Search Engine That Unearths Data In Charts, Graphs & Tables — it’s essentially a search engine for data that often gets lost in PDFs, Excel documents and even images.
Zanran co-founder Jon Goldhill says the integration is very strict right now; i.e., they’re giving DuckDuckGo data only when the query is almost certainly a search for data. “For example, the query ‘malaria incidence in India’ is explicitly quantitative,” he says. “But the query ‘malaria India’ is vague and might include an interest in data/stats.”
In addition to the new integration with DuckDuckGo, Zanran has also recently rolled out a new logo and design interface.