I have made some searches on Duckduckgo the last weeks and you know what I like it, its results looks more real if I can say it like that. When I search google I have this feeling they have some kind of random algo in there that just filter some sites out for the "fun" of it.
I also dont get that many visits, but that could change overtime, as google is more a database of peoples interest for ads, then a search engine and who knows where Bing goes, they also copy part of google results.
Take market share from Google? I think that is already happening, I know more and more that just dont like google anymore, not for the search results this time, but be cause of there way of doing business over the last years. I as webmaster also notice I use it less and less when I really looking for something, I just check my rankings on google and test a few keywords. When searching I use DuckDuckgo or Bing.
First, I notice, that I dont see any keyword stuffing on DDG which is getting on my nerves when I do a search.
Secound, I just like the results better it looks for real.
Third,Its not stuffed, with images, videos, google+.....
I've been using a variety of engines for a while now and it's refreshing -- DuckDuckGo is among them, but they aren't really quacked up on local search, takes then the longest to get new sites indexed also.
I "Googled it" I "Binged it" I "DuckDuckgoed it?
Local search = YellowPages = "I found it"
I have to give credit where credit is due. Google retrained my mind by crowding first page of local search results with directories, primarily YellowPages. Now I just go directly to the YP website and search there by-passing search engines. I don't even bother with Google at all anymore except to check SERPs for my sites. I'm free :)
I have now only used duckduckgo.com for all my searches for 3 Month, just used google to check sites ranking. I must say DDG is fully up to my expectation, I REALLY dont miss google one bit, I find everything im looking for. I dont have to browse domain stuffing, videos, news, images....
In the last 30 days, only one (1) referral from them shows up in my stats.
Same here-- only this time the stats in question are for my test site, which is 100% roboted-out and gets only two or three human visitors a week. So one referral in a month may be statistically meaningful.
Anyone happen to know what "kh" means in DDG search results? Can't be position in SERP, because it's got a negative value :)
Although DDG used to run their own bot (and I think still do) I think they now include results from other SEs - ie they have become a semi-meta engine. Looking through the site, though, there is almost no information about their operation and nothing I could find about other-engine-use so I may be wrong. Certainly their webmaster information appears to be lacking.
I have no idea whether they are still collecting data. I haven't seen their bot for a while. Anyone know what IP range (if any, now)? I have a User-Agent of DuckDuckBot.
I notice they no longer seem to have the continual-rolling-results that they used to have and which G copied for a while.
I set DDG as default SE on my main browser just to see what all the fuss was about. The SERPs are different enough from Google's that I find myself running the same search with the !g bang [duckduckgo.com] just to see what I'm missing.
I do miss the Google features like conversions (currency, measurements, etc.) in the SERPs, but I'm slowly learning to live without.