Google is the most popular search engine in the world. The company said it now processes more than 3.5 billion searches every day and 1.2 trillion worldwide each year. That's impressive.
But while Google is great at finding what you're looking for, it's not the most privacy-friendly search site available. It stores and analyzes your every online move so you can be provided with targeted ads and adjust your results to match what it thinks that you want. If that worries you, you can take control of your privacy with an alternative search site.
DuckDuckGo is a solid Google replacement, and it doesn’t track or target your IP address or search history. So, you don’t have to worry about targeted ads or being trapped in a search filter bubble, which actually means you get more results. You'll be completely anonymous while surfing the internet.
You can also make DuckDuckGo an extension of your browser and activate more privacy settings to keep your search history as protected as possible. You can customize its interface with search shortcuts and an Instant Answers feature that's just as good, if not better, than Google’s Knowledge Graph.
DuckDuckGo has many of Google's features, like a calculator and unit converter. Just type "2 + 2" or "800 grams in pounds" into the search bar to get an immediate answer. DuckDuckGo adds images, recipes and places to its search results to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
To start searching privately with DuckDuckGo, click on the link we've provided below in the blue box. If you're reading this article using the Komando.com app you might not see the blue box, if so click here and you will see it.
If the browser you use supports the extension, you'll see a link in the upper right-hand corner of the site to add it. It currently is supported by Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Opera.