With all the security breaches scattering online, DuckDuckGo has been the search engine to turn to.
DuckDuckGo has been a productive search engine the whole year last 2020. They have managed to attract users and increase their daily search queries. And according to reports, this will probably increase still this 2021 as it reached the 100 million searched queries mark last January 11, 2021.
DuckDuckGo: The Secured Search Engine
Last 2019, the DuckDuckGo recorded over 15 billion searches, and in the next year; they have reached over 23 billion searches. These numbers make up over one-third of the search engine’s existence since it was founded last 2008. By the year 2020, the company’s daily average searches increased around 62%. And on the first week of 2021, their number jump to mid-90 million queries which breaks the record.
The reason for this increase falls down to search engine’s key product focus: privacy. The company promises that its users’ searches are secured and anonymous. This means that there will be no data or records kept unlike the biggest Tech, Google. With the increase of the data searchers, this means that DuckDuckGo’s market share has risen to 1.94% in the United States according to the Statcounter reports.
However, Google is still the leading search engine with 89.19% of all searches and followed by Bing and Yahoo.
Dark Mode is coming to Google Search Engine as they are currently testing its beta phase. This is following the trend of creating dark mode interfaces across online platforms. Just recently, Apple has introduced its Dark Mode on their latest iOs 13 and macOS Mojave. This also supports a system-wide choice for third-party applications on desktop and mobile devices.
Google has initially created their dark mode feature on its Gmail and Search apps. Based on 9to5Google reports, the search giant is currently doing A/B testing of a dark interface for desktop-based browser searches for random users. Instead of seeing the custom white background, users will be able to see a dark gray color on the search page. The text will be shown gray, while a different blue is going to be used for page names/links. And the Google logo is altered to match the background color and blue search filters like Images and News.