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DuckDuckGo vs Google The Secure Search Engine


A search engine is a program or a system that is designed to scan the World Wide Web and fetch results from corresponding database with respect to the query input by the users. There are several known search engines which are used with respect to different factors like geographies, popularity and priorities.

Popular Search Engines:

Among these search engines, DuckDuckGo, seems to be the buzz word now. The fact that it is being compared to the mother of all search engines (Google), mirrors the fact that it gaining popularity with time. DuckDuckGo was launched in 2008 and as expected, it came with some flaws and it was never a match for Google. However, it has improved tremendously in the past couple of years. There are several features tagged with this search engine that makes it alluring.

  • A Search Engine that doesn’t pry on you: One of the aspects that give DuckDuckGo an edge over its competitors is the fact that it doesn’t track or document your search history and personal information. So if you feel that online ads are annoying or then DuckDuckGo should your one stop solution. As a matter of fact, the search engine does not handover your search history or search terms to the site that you immediately visit by using it. This greatly reduces the possibility of you coming across online ads.

  • A search engine that helps you to personalize your search: DuckDuckGo offers an intuitive feature called Bang Operators that will help you to personalize your search. The Bang Operators consists of a set of operators that you can use to prune or narrow down your search results. For instance, if you wish to sniff out the results about VPN from Ask.com only, you can use the following keyword “!ask VPN”.

  • Social Media Profiles: DuckDuckGo returns a more profound/detailed page for your social media profile searches. For instance, try searching your twitter username on DuckDuckGo using this format “@username”. (Include screenshot of search performed for any social profile preferably twitter handle of VPN Secure)

  • Instant Stop Watch and Calendar: DuckDuckGo also returns stop watch and calendar in an instant. For instance, try and search DuckDuckGo with “Stop Watch” and “Calendar February 1956”

  • DuckDuckGo doesn’t return personalized search results: If you are logged in, Google might return results based on your previous search history or your location. This doesn’t happen with DuckDuckGo.

    DucDuckGo is certainly a search engine worth looking into, especially if you are an individual who likes change and doesn’t bother experimenting with new features.

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