/*test3*/ DuckDuckGo a search engine that doesn't track search history
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DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not track your search history. While Google is by far the most popular search engine in the world, Google tailors your search results according to your personal search history and Websites visited. Thus, whatever you searched for before, or Website you have visited in the past, has an impact on the search results delivered to you. DuckDuckGo does not and instead, shows the same search results to all. The idea is more privacy for users of the new engine  as opposed to Google.

DuckDuckGo’s slogan is “the search engine that doesn’t track you”. The name of the search engine comes from the children’s game “duck, duck, goose”. In the game, participants sit in a circle and the picker goes around the circle and taps everyone on the head. Then, one player is chosen as the “goose”, and must chase the picker to avoid becoming the new picker. Aside from the name, the search engine bears no resemblance to said game. DuckDuckGo has auto-suggest and many key features, such as image search.

Gabriel Weinberg founded DuckDuckGo. In May 2012, the search engine compelled almost 2 million searches per day. In October 2012, the number of searches per month totaled over 45 million per month. DuckDuckGo also has “Bang commands”, which allow the user to search within specific Websites. If a Website has its own search option, then DuckDuckGo uses the site’s own search engine. In terms of revenue, DuckDuckGo derives profits from the ads it posts, as well as from affiliate programs with other companies.

The search engine has received many positive reviews by prominent authors and in reputable publications. Clear, impartial search results have captured the attention of many, and provide a popular alternative to Google’s tailoring search results based on search history and Websites visited. DuckDuckGo was even featured in Time Magazine in 2011, as one of the 50 best Websites of the year. All in all, the resource is an excellent alternative search engine, especially if you want to get unfiltered, raw results.

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  1. Mobile Legends

    February 10, 2019 at 22:33

    I have been reading a lot about DuckDuckGo. It seems they are really the only ones not to watching you and not trying to sell you everything.

  2. terrence knight

    August 5, 2019 at 18:05

    Duck a Go Go is actually rather misleading in its claims. It does in fact remember your search history, and it is nearly impossible to clear it.

    • Lynda

      February 11, 2020 at 04:51

      Really? Can you tell me where you read that or how you know it. I use DDG for the fact that it doesn’t track or remember history. Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Duane

      March 3, 2020 at 20:12

      DDG seems BS to me. Using DDg as search engine on firefix and it definitely saves searches. There is no way like the mobile to hit the burn button.

  3. Bharat

    October 14, 2019 at 22:28

    Yes i agree I cannot clear history at all

  4. Steve

    November 8, 2019 at 05:02

    How do you find your search history on DDG?

    • comments comments

      January 28, 2020 at 14:28


      DDG DOESN’T save your searches results or addresses of the websites you visited. Never. Otherwise, it wouldn’t make sense to position itself as an anonymous search engine. Every time you search on DuckDuckGo, you got a blank search history.

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