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This article was published on January 8, 2014

    DuckDuckGo reveals it saw over 1 billion searches in 2013

    DuckDuckGo reveals it saw over 1 billion searches in 2013
    Emil Protalinski
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    Emil Protalinski

    Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    DuckDuckGo today announced it saw over 1 billion searches conducted in 2013. If you include DuckDuckGo’s API use and bots, the number of searches for the year balloons to over 7 billion. Here are DuckDuckGo’s latest traffic figures for daily searches, which show the growth that made these milestones possible:

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    Back in June, the company revealed it was seeing 3 million searches daily, and as you can see above, that number has plateaued more recently around the 4 million mark. The company undoubtedly plans to keep growing that figure in 2014: “We have a lot of big things planned for this year that we hope will address a lot of the excellent feedback you have been giving us for some time.”

    Hat tip to Harrison Weber