The privacy-focused search engine, DuckDuckGo, posted on Twitter this week that in 2018, they surpassed 9 billion searches for the year. To compare, the company did 4 billion searches in 2016. It was reported that the were doing 30 million queries per day in October.
DuckDuckGo also said it’s “on pace to shatter that record in 2019.”
Based off their published traffic data, they hit over 25 billion searches to date.
Currently, the record for most queries in a day was 34,406,841, which was on January 2nd. In 2018 they did 9,239,676,317 queries, in 2017 they did 5,915,745,384 queries.
DuckDuckGo served over 9 Billion private searches in 2018 (and is on pace to shatter that record in 2019)!
Despite our traffic growth, though, the number of personal profiles we store remains unchanged.
— DuckDuckGo (@DuckDuckGo) January 3, 2019