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What it’s like to switch to DuckDuckGo

What it’s like to switch to DuckDuckGo

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A few weeks ago, I did something that might seem vaguely unpatriotic: I set the default search in my laptop’s browser to something besides Google. This wasn’t my first extended usage of DuckDuckGo, a privacy-optimized alternative to the omnipresent Alphabet, Inc., (GOOG, GOOGL) search engine that long ago became a verb. DuckDuck Go prides itself on not tracking users and started getting attention after Edward Snowden’s revelations of widespread government internet surveillance. Now, that non-Google search sits at the center of my browsing experience on one of the computers I use most often.Should you follow my example? Maybe not! DuckDuckGo works fine as an everyday search tool, but it sometimes requires an extra click and doesn’t help much with digging up pages from the past. But you s
Top SEO For DuckDuckGo — Hyperlocalization Tips

Top SEO For DuckDuckGo — Hyperlocalization Tips

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The privacy-first search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow, fast, and SEO professionals are paying attention. There are many specific tactics to rank on the hybrid search engine. As it’s a pretty new kid on the block, great SEO for DuckDuckGo is hard to find. However, identifying hyperlocal keywords is a great place to start. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn’t track the location of the searcher. With the company’s primary directive of letting its user search the internet in privacy – no tracking, no targeting – DuckDuckGo doesn’t know where the user is. They use a Geo:: IP, so they know generally where the searcher is by their IP address. It’s up to the searcher to tell DuckDuckGo where they are. This makes the use of hyperlocal keywords an essential tactic when considering S
DuckDuckGo sets new record for private searches, still trai…

DuckDuckGo sets new record for private searches, still trai…

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The internet is a huge place, and while there’s a variety of search engines available, it’s undeniable that Google is the top player: it handles roughly 77% of web searches around the world. But with that in mind, it’s still an impressive feat when an underdog reaches a milestone, especially one with goals different from the entrenched leader. That’s the case this week, as the anonymous search engine DuckDuckGo hit 30 million direct searches in a single day. For those unfamiliar, DuckDuckGo allows users to perform completely private searches, with no tracking of personal information or location, and no browser cookies. In a time when web giants like Google and Facebook experience privacy scandals almost regularly, DuckDu
Search engine DuckDuckGo is currently exploding in new traf…

Search engine DuckDuckGo is currently exploding in new traf…

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For the Western world, the two most common search engines that people use are Google and Bing. Sometimes your parents may have used Yahoo if it had already came preloaded onto their computer or if they are a fan of the old email services. However there is a new rising contender to take the throne of the most used search engine, DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo is an internet search engine that focuses on protecting the privacy of their users by avoiding filters and personalized results. If you have ever used Google you may have noticed that once you looked at buying a certain product online, that same product will pop up everywhere to try to convince you to finalize that purchase. DuckDuckGo allows you to browse the internet anonymously and avoiding those pesky tracked ads. Additional...
DuckDuckGo Search Engine A Google Alternative?

DuckDuckGo Search Engine A Google Alternative?

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Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Think of online privacy as a race. With consumers increasingly focused on how their data and web personas are used by eCommerce and other digital organizations, regulators and lawmakers are moving to get ahead of that political and cultural wave. Payments, commerce and tech companies, meanwhile, are trying to stay a step ahead of regulators and lawmakers, and tweak or refashion their brands and reputa...