I been using DuckDuckGo.com (or you can type in ddg.gg in your address bar go to DuckDuckGo) to search for web pages online. I like how fast loading it is because of it’s minimal design. I like the duck face logo since I feel Logos are being replaced by text which can be not as interesting as cartoony animal logos. I also find it nice that Duck Duck Go also shows websites logo/favicon on the left side of all the results which makes it easy to know which website it is listing quickly by looking at the logo.
There also seem to be fewer spammy, or websites with very little text and content in the DuckDuckGo Results section.
Duck Duck Go also claims to not track it’s user while they search which is good for people who like privacy. There are also not a lot or barely any noticeable ads on Duck Duck Go since they are on the far right compared to other search engines like Yahoo which has ads on top of the search results and to the right of search. You can also turn ads off in the settings. However, I find the ads more useful since they are usually Amazon and Ebay Affiliate products which I might be interested in buying from anyways since I buy a lot from Ebay, and Amazon rather then sponsored websites which I will never or highly unlikely to buy from.
What I really enjoy is that it auto-loads the second page, so I no longer have to click page 2, or next page which save me a bit of time or a lot of time.
You can also change the fonts, and look and feel of DuckDuckGo for people who want an even more minimalist design.
There are no auto-suggestions in DuckDuckGo which is great for me since I know what I want to search for, and don’t need anyone or any website to give me suggestions. The Search suggestion on the right side of DDG which shows up after you search DDG is useful since you click the suggestion to add the suggestion to your search.
More Advance users can use tags like !a to search on Amazon or !gi to search on Google images which will redirect DDG to the site you use the tag on, or you can use the drop down menu to manually pick the site you want to search after you typed the keyword in DDG.
DuckDuckGo uses more then From over 30 sources, including DuckDuckBot (our own crawler), crowd-sourced sites (in our own index), Yahoo! BOSS, WolframAlpha, EntireWeb, Bing and Blekko to come up with relevant search results for its users. Hopefully, this means the best content gets promoted to the top of DuckDuckGo, and not someone who is trying to be sneaky to get to the top of the search engines by spamming forums and blogs with links which is very annoying for forum and blog owners to clean up their spam.
DuckDuckGo is one of the cleanest, most user friendly, relevant, fastest, and private search engines with not a lot of ads on the internet.
Union Square Ventures also is now partially funding DuckDuckGo according to Cnet