10 responses to “DuckDuckGo – A Worthy Google Search Alternative”

  1. Google Glitch Makes Gmail Slow For "a small subset" of Users

    […] slow for you, you aren’t the only one. In the words of Gabriel Weinberg, founder of Duck Duck Go, “It can take 20sec to switch labels, and even longer to search for something. But […]

  2. Nate

    I’ve been trying to switch to it, especially since it’s awesome there’s one guy running the whole thing, but everytime it just doesn’t quite cut it 🙁 Have you made a full switch to it yet? I also consider switching to Bing too full time, but Google keeps winning my preference.

  3. used tires

    So far from the few searches that I’ve done with DDG I am quite impressed with the search engine! Will be interesting to see how it pans out in the coming months and if it is able to make a break into the current market share of the search engine kings.

    Till then,


  4. Sourish @ Jailbreak Iphone 4

    after google introduced instant , nothing can beat it …


    1. woolskd

      yahoo had something like Google instant back in 2004, but they didn’t know what to do with it. Last year some guy tweaked bing so it would do instant results. Google is late to this feature, but they are getting all the credit.

      Frankly I hate Google Instant.

      It actually made me switch to DDG and Bing (I use them both).

      1. Jesper H

        Couldn’t agree more. The fact that google instant is near-impossible to disable doesn’t help their case any. If it was preset to off instead of on I would probably still be using google.

  5. Pete

    DuckDuckGo would be ideal IF it had Image Searching

    I can turn instant off on google but cannot stop the automatic suggestions which is why I am looking for an alternativel

    I do wish people would not release half baked alternatives and would at least get the basics sorted first

  6. webenthu

    Duckduckgo and blekko are two of the most promising search engines around. It would be good to see how they match up against the biggies google and bing in the future (Wont be surprised if they would be acquired soon by one of these biggies) 🙂

  7. Robbin

    I am confused; I used duck duck go’s “contact” form, to send a message to the developer, Gabriel Weinberg.

    I received a reply from SUPPORT@ duckduckgo.com shortly afterwards.

    While inspecting the email headers, I couldn’t believe my eyes:
    He’s using gmail’s mail servers to host his duck duck go.com mail!!

    Is it just me or is that a complete contradiction of what his website is all about ( anti-google campaign )?!

    Try it yourself and see! Today is february ninth 2012.