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Old 12-27-2021, 05:53 PM   #1
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Duckduckgo grows 46%


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...rcent-in-2021/

Google has 87.33%
Bing 6.46%
Yahoo 3.3%
Duckduckgo 2.53%

How much do you use duckduckgo? I use it when I can, but google sometimes gives better search results.
 
Old 12-27-2021, 07:23 PM   #2
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I use ddg 99% at home, 50% at work. Google does give results that are often more attuned to the search, and I'll use them if I can't find what I'm looking for in ddg.
 
Old 12-27-2021, 07:42 PM   #3
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I use ddg 99% at home, 50% at work. Google does give results that are often more attuned to the search, and I'll use them if I can't find what I'm looking for in ddg.
Ditto. Google only as a last resort.
 
Old 12-27-2021, 09:21 PM   #4
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This is a ddg household also.

I've also seen heard some radio ads for ddg in recent months on a local radio station I occasionally tune to in my car (when I'm not listening to a podcast).
 
Old 12-28-2021, 07:44 AM   #5
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DDG is my default search engine so I use it most of the time. But sometimes, if I can't find what I'm looking for, I use Google because it seems to have a greater coverage.
 
Old 12-28-2021, 08:37 AM   #6
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My default search engine in most browsers is DuckDuckGo. The one exception is a Google browser profile I use for YouTube, logging into my almost defunct Gmail account, etc., where I - quelle surprise! - have Google set as the default search engine.

Where I want a wider array of search results than just those from DDG, I will sometimes use a Searx instance I trust. If I want results from Google but I am reluctant to let Google easily associate the search query with me, I will use Startpage.

Brave Search also looks interesting, but I do not use it much.
 
Old 12-28-2021, 09:52 AM   #7
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You can make dukduckgo even lighter. If you run a web browser with images, scripts, plugins, DnsPrefetch, turned off by default.

Duckduckgo will let you have plain old html search/results.

https://duckduckgo.com/html/
https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/
 
Old 12-28-2021, 12:05 PM   #8
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I only use ddg — I haven't used google for years, except where it's built in to a site for internal searches.
 
Old 12-28-2021, 01:50 PM   #9
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I use startpage browser always. I use ddg on my mobile but I don't use the mobile much other than calls, text and offline(only) calendar. Startpage professes to be private and seaches google anomously. I guess not many use it otherwise google would stop it I suppose.
 
Old 12-29-2021, 09:14 AM   #10
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There's some controversy about DDG (but to be fair, there isn't a single search engine without).

I am back to using StartPage (anonymised Google search).
 
Old 12-31-2021, 06:34 AM   #11
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Tried other search engines, but the big 'G' always gets more right answers for me, so that's what I use.
 
Old 12-31-2021, 05:38 PM   #12
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Tried other search engines, but the big 'G' always gets more right answers for me, so that's what I use.
same here, but i get flagged and have to solve CAPTCHAS too often.
 
Old 12-31-2021, 07:22 PM   #13
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There's some controversy about DDG
I'm curious?
 
Old 01-05-2022, 09:34 AM   #14
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Most likely this? https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23708166
 
Old 01-05-2022, 11:34 AM   #15
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There's some controversy about DDG (but to be fair, there isn't a single search engine without).

I am back to using StartPage (anonymised Google search).
Wasn't there a controversy about who owns StartPage?
 
  


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