DuckDuckGo explains Do Not Track

Name search engines off the top of your head. Ready? Go!

  1. Google Search
  2. Bing
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Ask

Did you run out of answers at 3 or 4? Google and Bing are obviously the big ones. Ask has some prominent promotions and their toolbar is linked into a lot of software.

Here’s two more search engines you should give a shot?

  1. DuckDuckGo
  2. Blekko

Why should you consider different search engines? They might use different technologies and algorithms that match better with your search style or you might like to not give all of your business and data to one giant corporation.

DuckDuckGo has created two websites to promote their better practices when it comes to online profiling when compared to the bigger search engines.

For an explanation of how search engines and third party ads are profiling website visitors to deliver targeted ads check out:

Think DNT (Do Not Track) is the solution to the previous problem? Visit to find out how it is a misleading name.


Does website tracking concern you? Do you prefer targeted ads to random, irrelevant ads? Is a search engine’s Do-Not-Track policy enough to make you switch search engines or does it all boil down to results?

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