The DuckDuckGo search engine has shown strong growth since it launched eight years ago, with the site recently celebrating its 10 billionth search.
According to a report by BetaNews, DuckDuckGo served 4 billion of those searches in 2016. On 10 January, it received over 14 million searches in a single day.
DuckDuckGo describes itself as the search engine that “doesn’t track you” and provides a “superior search experience with smarter answers”.
BetaNews stated that search traffic on the site started climbing fast in 2013 after Edward Snowden revealed that the US government was spying on its citizens.