5 Reason: Why DuckDuckGo is better than Google?

Search engines have evolved to make it easier to find the information you need without having to go through different websites.
To keep those services free, Google records data about you and uses it to display targeted advertising—their main source of revenue. As the debate around online privacy ramps up, many people are looking for an alternative.
Fortunately, DuckDuckGo might be the privacy-focused search engine you’ve been looking for.
Today I am going to tell you to top five reasons to switch from Google to DuckDuckGo.
1. Social media bio
DuckDuckGo lets you see the social media profiles of people without leaving the search engine. So, search for @ndtvgadgets and you can see full the profile information on the same page. The same thing works for Google+ and Gravatar as well. To look up a Twitter bio, you need to search for the handle. For Google+, type G+ and then the name of the user. For Gravatar, just type Gravatar, and then the username you want to look up. You should also read everything about Google Lens
Another cool feature that is related is letting you search inside other sites. With Google, you can use the site: modifier to search for results within a particular site, but then you still have to open the link to see the results. With DuckDuckGo, you can use the site’s own search functions.
For example, if you want to search for someone’s details on LinkedIn, you don’t need to open the site. Just type “!linkedin” followed by the person’s name, and you will see the LinkedIn search results page. You can do this with a large number of websites; !g lets you search with Google, !a is Amazon, !r is Reddit, just to name a few. You can see the full list by just typing ! in the DuckDuckGo search bar.
2. Shorten and expand links
Want to find out which websites are at the end of shortened links such as http://bit.ly/1tYrmaB ? Open DuckDuckGo and search “expand http://bit.ly/1tYrmaB”. Also, if you want to shorten long URLs, enter “shorten https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/android-browser-security-hole-affects-millions-of-users-says-expert-592578” to get a URL shortened using is.gd.
3. Privacy Factor
DuckDuckGo protects your privacy, Google does not.
Google is an advertising company who gets 98% of its revenue from tracking your activity all over the Internet (even when you are not directly on a Google website), they collect all that information to create a psychological profile on you, that profile is sold to advertising and marketing companies to target you with ads. Your profile is permanent and is continuously being built up over tie so any criminal or government agency that takes a look inside Google’s database (Google openly cooperates with all government agency) will see your while life. Its connected with Dark Web and you should know about it.
DuckDuckGo does not track you, they do not keep any logs on you, and they explicitly run their search service in a way to intentionally protect your privacy. Privacy minded people all use DuckDuckGo.
4. Search without fear.
When people know they are being watched, they change their behavior. It’s a well-documented behavior called the chilling effect, and it happens on Google. For example, an MIT study showed that people started doing fewer health searches on Google after the Snowden revelations, fearing that their personal ailments might get out.
“Suppressing health information searches potentially harms the health of search engine users and… In general, our results suggest that there is a chilling effect on search behavior from government surveillance on the Internet.”
Your searches are your business, and you should feel free to search whatever you want, whenever you want. You can easily escape this chilling effect on DuckDuckGo where you are anonymous.
5. App store search, alternatives to apps
Search for any popular app on DuckDuckGo and you will find that it shows a carousel full of apps with similar names. Just search for NDTV Gadgets app to see what we mean. Clicking on any one of the cards on the carousel will show you the price of the app, a description and links to the store. We found that this feature doesn’t work with very obscure apps, but it can find most of the well-known ones.
Another useful feature shows alternatives to apps in a neat carousel. Tired of MS Office? Just search for “Alternative to Word” and see the results for yourself. It also works for Web services, so you can even search for “Alternative to DuckDuckGo”, if you like.