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DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« on: January 10, 2014, 07:55:49 AM »
https://duck.co/blog...riends-newsletter-45

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DuckDuckGo friends, happy new year!

In 2013, over one billion searches were made on DuckDuckGo. Needless to say, it was a great year for us.

We're looking forward to similar greatness in 2014. We have a lot of big things planned for this year that we hope will address a lot of the excellent feedback you have been giving us for some time. So please stay tuned.

We also are continually focused on growing the DuckDuckGo community. Join us at duck.co to help shape your search engine.

Thank you for your continued support!

The DuckDuckGo Staff

Congrats to them on a job well done! :D
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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 08:47:50 AM »
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DuckDuckGo friends, happy new year!

In 2013, over one billion searches were made on DuckDuckGo. Needless to say, it was a great year for us.
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Congrats to them on a job well done! :D

What's their business model?

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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 02:25:46 PM »
What's their business model?

Was wondering the same.


(Been using them myself for over a year, and https://startpage.com as well - for about 95% of my search between them)
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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 02:49:10 PM »
It's right there on the page... just needed to run search 1 billion and 1 apparently  ;D

https://duck.co/help...ising-and-affiliates

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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 05:40:15 PM »
It's right there on the page... just needed to run search 1 billion and 1 apparently  ;D

https://duck.co/help...ising-and-affiliates

never seen them. Must be courtesy Adblock, I guess.
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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 07:33:29 PM »
I whitelist it... pretty much like any place I actually use :)

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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 12:15:12 PM »
I whitelist it... pretty much like any place I actually use :)

I have reformed -- (from the jayisgames thread):

After a recent comment from wraith, I've started paying more attention to sites and adblock/ing

to be fair (to me!), up until now: if sites have asked, I have whitelisted them.
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Re: DuckDuckGo over 1 BILLION searches in 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 12:48:38 PM »
Well, the other side of that is the types of ads they let through.  They get one chance... if an ad is obnoxious, slows down my computer from flash, auto plays sound, or does anything similar... back to the bin they go.