Search Engine DuckDuckGo Traffic Soars Since Snowden Revelations
Search Engine DuckDuckGo which was found in 2008 has 3 billion searches per year which is a 600% increase in search traffic since Edward Snowden revelations.
Good thing about the search engine is that it does not track what is being search. Gabriel Weinberg (Founder) explains it to Guardian the reasons behind the success and popularity of the search engine.
Google tracks you on all of these other sites because they run huge advertising networks and other properties like Gmail and photos … so they need that search engine data to track you. That’s why ads follow you round the internet.
What consumers don’t really understand is that their data is being leaked for other reasons they don’t even realize. Google is still tracking you, your ISP still knows where you’re going.
Although the site has hit some major numbers but it still is almost as much as Google hits each day. However, DuckDuckGo is gaining massive popularity even Apple has made the search engine an option in Safari with the last update iOS 8.
The company in based in Paoli, Pennsylvania and says that the site only makes money from keyword advertising, ‘You type in car and you get a car ad. And it’s really that straight forward.’
Brand awareness still remains as a major hinge in the whole coming at the top dream. While most people don’t know about it (neither did I until today) the site promises instant answers and track free searching.
The !bangs is probably the most amazing feature ever, if you put an exclamation point (!) before any search like !amazon shoes, it will take you directly to Amazons’ site.