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New Settings Page Fits the Bill for DuckDuckGo

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The search engine that says it doesn’t track its users has released an updated Settings page, adding options for Instant Answers and Auto-Suggest and removing an option for Meanings. The search engine that says it doesn’t track its users has released an updated Settings page, adding options for Instant Answers and Auto-Suggest and removing an option for Meanings. 0 Comments

Lucky Duck: Why Things Are Going Swimmingly for DuckDuckGo

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DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What's next for the search engine? DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What's next for the search engine? 0 Comments

Apple Adds DuckDuckGo as Search Option to Safari in OS X Yosemite

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Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Redesigns Search Results to Add Places, Images, AutoSuggest

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DuckDuckGo launched a new design in beta that gives an updated look and feel to its search results. With places in carousel format, autosuggest, and other features, DuckDuckGo is seeking user feedback before fully launching the new design. DuckDuckGo launched a new design in beta that gives an updated look and feel to its search results. With places in carousel format, autosuggest, and other features, DuckDuckGo is seeking user feedback before fully launching the new design. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Celebrates 1 Billion Searches in 2013

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Niche search engine DuckDuckGo announced it served more than 1 billion queries in 2013. Spikes in traffic occurred around the time the NSA surveillance scandal broke, catapulting traffic on the "anonymous search" engine around May of last year. Niche search engine DuckDuckGo announced it served more than 1 billion queries in 2013. Spikes in traffic occurred around the time the NSA surveillance scandal broke, catapulting traffic on the "anonymous search" engine around May of last year. 0 Comments

After '(Not Provided)' & Hummingbird, Where is Google Taking Us Next?

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Google unleashed a one-two punch of moving entirely to secure search and rolling out a brand new algorithm known as Hummingbird. Here's why heading forward you need to start building your content with concept and context in mind. Google unleashed a one-two punch of moving entirely to secure search and rolling out a brand new algorithm known as Hummingbird. Here's why heading forward you need to start building your content with concept and context in mind. 0 Comments

FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

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The FTC has released new guidelines for the search engine industry and how it distinguishes between advertising and natural search results. Particularly, the FTC believes that it has become harder for consumers to recognize paid search results. The FTC has released new guidelines for the search engine industry and how it distinguishes between advertising and natural search results. Particularly, the FTC believes that it has become harder for consumers to recognize paid search results. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Sees Record Traffic After NSA PRISM Scandal

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Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. That is nearly double its pre-PRISM daily search totals. Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. That is nearly double its pre-PRISM daily search totals. 0 Comments

How Search Engines are Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2013

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Why so blue, Yahoo? It seems Yahoo isn’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, though the other search engines – including Bing, DuckDuckGo, Dogpile, and Sogou – are celebrating the holiday with special logos or pictures on their home pages. Why so blue, Yahoo? It seems Yahoo isn’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, though the other search engines – including Bing, DuckDuckGo, Dogpile, and Sogou – are celebrating the holiday with special logos or pictures on their home pages. 0 Comments

Advanced Search Operator Tactics

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A better understanding of advanced search commands, will make you more resourceful when doing site auditing, link prospecting, and competitor analysis. Let's explore the most awesome advanced search operators for Google and Bing and how to use them. A better understanding of advanced search commands, will make you more resourceful when doing site auditing, link prospecting, and competitor analysis. Let's explore the most awesome advanced search operators for Google and Bing and how to use them. 0 Comments

Snoopy: The DuckDuckGo Logo for Charles M. Schulz’s Birthday

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Snoopy is hanging out with a bird of a different feather today. Rather than his traditional playmate, Woodstock, Snoopy appears with Dax, the mascot of upstart search engine DuckDuckGo to honor Charles M. Schulz, born on this date 90 years ago. Snoopy is hanging out with a bird of a different feather today. Rather than his traditional playmate, Woodstock, Snoopy appears with Dax, the mascot of upstart search engine DuckDuckGo to honor Charles M. Schulz, born on this date 90 years ago. 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, DuckDuckGo: Homegrown Search Engine Turns 4

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DuckDuckGo, the Google alternative committed to user privacy and anonymity, is now 4 years old. Founder Gabriel Weinberg is now looking to further build DuckDuckGo's community and add new features, after a period of incredible growth. DuckDuckGo, the Google alternative committed to user privacy and anonymity, is now 4 years old. Founder Gabriel Weinberg is now looking to further build DuckDuckGo's community and add new features, after a period of incredible growth. 0 Comments

A Nexus 7 Ad? On Google’s Home Page? Blasphemy!

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Apparently Google jumped the shark this week, punched some nuns in the face, and clubbed some baby seals by introducing an obtrusive new element to their home page. No, not the new Google+ birthday reminders. That ad for the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Apparently Google jumped the shark this week, punched some nuns in the face, and clubbed some baby seals by introducing an obtrusive new element to their home page. No, not the new Google+ birthday reminders. That ad for the Google Nexus 7 tablet. 0 Comments

Nextag’s Fatal Sense of Google Entitlement

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Nextag isn't ranking on Google, so their search results must be biased, argues CEO Jeffrey Katz. But really, creating a compelling website that will rank atop Google’s search results is “gritty, at times miserable, and above all bloody hard work.” Nextag isn't ranking on Google, so their search results must be biased, argues CEO Jeffrey Katz. But really, creating a compelling website that will rank atop Google’s search results is “gritty, at times miserable, and above all bloody hard work.” 0 Comments

Matt Cutts Talks Google Penguin, Negative SEO, Disavowing Links, Bounce Rate & More

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A recent Q&A session with Google’s Distinguished Engineer covered a wide range of SEO topics – from paid links, to +1s as a quality signal, to secured search and Not Provided keyword data, and more. Here are the highlights from live coverage. A recent Q&A session with Google’s Distinguished Engineer covered a wide range of SEO topics – from paid links, to +1s as a quality signal, to secured search and Not Provided keyword data, and more. Here are the highlights from live coverage. 0 Comments

Google Launches Knowledge Graph, 'First Step in Next Generation Search'

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Three new Google Search features are part of their “next generation search” project, Knowledge Graph. Info boxes, segmented results based on query context and suggestions based on popular queries negate the need to even click off the SERP for info. Three new Google Search features are part of their “next generation search” project, Knowledge Graph. Info boxes, segmented results based on query context and suggestions based on popular queries negate the need to even click off the SERP for info. 0 Comments

Spreading Santorum Loses Its Frothy Spot Atop Google

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Rick Santorum’s sticky spreading problem has dropped in Google’s SERPs, replaced (briefly) in the top organic spot by an even fouler Urban Dictionary result. Was it a manual adjustment, algorithmic changes, poor SEO, or a combination of factors? Rick Santorum’s sticky spreading problem has dropped in Google’s SERPs, replaced (briefly) in the top organic spot by an even fouler Urban Dictionary result. Was it a manual adjustment, algorithmic changes, poor SEO, or a combination of factors? 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Hits New Milestone: 1 Million Searches

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DuckDuckGo has good reason to quack. The small startup search engine announced that it received more than 1 million searches for the first time on the eve of Valentine’s Day. More than a million searches were also conducted on Valentine’s Day. DuckDuckGo has good reason to quack. The small startup search engine announced that it received more than 1 million searches for the first time on the eve of Valentine’s Day. More than a million searches were also conducted on Valentine’s Day. 0 Comments

Romney, Gingrich Latest to Join the Search Engine 'Spreading' Game

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Hey, you know what this country needs? Another reason to keep normal people out of politics. Rick Santorum’s icky problem might be a little less problematic for him now that all the cool kids are getting their own Spreading sites. Hey, you know what this country needs? Another reason to keep normal people out of politics. Rick Santorum’s icky problem might be a little less problematic for him now that all the cool kids are getting their own Spreading sites. 0 Comments

Search Engines Crazy in Love on Valentine’s Day 2012

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All the major search engines are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with special logos or pictures on their home pages. In addition to Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle featuring Tony Bennett, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu and others are sharing the love. All the major search engines are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with special logos or pictures on their home pages. In addition to Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle featuring Tony Bennett, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu and others are sharing the love. 0 Comments

Pot (Microsoft) Calls Kettle (Google) Black on Privacy

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Did you know Microsoft truly puts people first? Instead of having horrible, evil products like Gmail, Google’s search engine, Google Docs, or Google Chrome, Microsoft saves us with Hotmail, Bing, Microsoft Office 365, and Internet Explorer 9. Did you know Microsoft truly puts people first? Instead of having horrible, evil products like Gmail, Google’s search engine, Google Docs, or Google Chrome, Microsoft saves us with Hotmail, Bing, Microsoft Office 365, and Internet Explorer 9. 0 Comments

SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

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Rep. Lamar Smith promises to revive the SOPA bill in February. Here’s what has happened to date, who created the piracy problem, how SOPA affects marketers and website owners, where we are now, and how you can join the #StopSOPA movement. Rep. Lamar Smith promises to revive the SOPA bill in February. Here’s what has happened to date, who created the piracy problem, how SOPA affects marketers and website owners, where we are now, and how you can join the #StopSOPA movement. 0 Comments

Google’s Call to Action: Tell Congress to Vote NO on #SOPA

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To call attention to two bills that would result in massive web censorship and hurt American businesses, Google today has carried through on its promise to protest SOPA and PIPA by blacking out its logo and urging a call to action. To call attention to two bills that would result in massive web censorship and hurt American businesses, Google today has carried through on its promise to protest SOPA and PIPA by blacking out its logo and urging a call to action. 0 Comments