DuckDuckGo has been seeing quite an increase in traffic in the past couple of months and we know that for sure since the site publishes traffic numbers.
We've been following the accelerated growth
for a while now, but it seems that it's now gotten some more attention
from the wider community.
The site only had its first million query day in February, but hasn't seen a drop below the 1 million mark since. In fact, it's averaging 1.47 million queries per day in March.
Interestingly though, it seems that the growth started in January, continued in February, the last two weeks in particular, but then leveled off.
To put things in perspective, DuckDuckGo is still far smaller than even the small search engines. The site has over 40 million queries for March, but AOL saw 266 million queries in February in the US alone, as counted by comScore. Google had 11.67 billion in the US.
Still, DuckDuckGo is not only growing, but it's improving as well. The site's founder just announced that a recent update to the cache system should speed things along, especially in some parts of the world.