• http://ftc.gov/ MonopolizedSearch

    Actually I’ve been seeing referrals from this search engine for the last month. I tried it, and the results are not that bad at all.

  • Durant Imboden

    I’m a fan of DuckDuckGo (if only because our site ranks well in its search results), but let’s look at that number in context: Three million searches a day is less than a thousandth of Google’s daily total. Still, who can fail to love an underdog?

  • http://www.spinxwebdesign.com/ Alan Smith

    Congrats.. let me search DuckDuckGo :)

  • Miguel Silva Rodrigues

    I find it ironic that people use DDG after the NSA news, when most of its results come from Bing, the engine from the first company to be targeted by NSA. Sure, there should be some security since the searches are done via HTTPS, but you can do the same at https://encrypted.google.com/

  • Poposhka

    that’s how google started out…

  • Poposhka

    if you go to google.com you should be forwarded to https://www.google.com

  • Scott Van Achte

    I would think that part of their 3 million searches is likely related to people hearing about them reaching 2 million and giving it a try. I for one had not tried DDG for ages, and did so after hearing they met the 2M milestone.

  • Mikkel I. Karlsen

    Send a thank you note to the NSA!

  • Miguel Silva Rodrigues

    I do understand how it works, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Bing is a major source. Regardless of user data tracking, I prefer reliable search. If someone is worried enough about tracking that they want to use DDG, then they should already be using a proxy for all their activity to prevent their ISP from recording their navigation habits. In which case it wouldn’t make a difference if you use DDG or encrypted Google Search. That’s the way I see it, at least.

  • sergiuliano

    In 2013 a search engine has no chance to become a popular one as long as it does not provide local oriented results. I dont like searching for pizza delivery in UK and getting results from California. DDG has already failed from my POV.

  • Miguel Silva Rodrigues

    It was my observation, more than an opinion. I don’t disagree with you, but I still don’t think ditching Google for Bing makes sense. Check the info on Google’s history with privacy on this other recent article: http://searchengineland.com/duck-duck-go-prism-private-search-164333 – great read