DuckDuckGo had the biggest day ever on January 7, 2014 with more than 4 million queries. The privacy-focused search engine served over 1bn searches in 2013, reports the Guardian.

The DuckDuckGo search engine does not monitor users and is now up to four million queries per day.

DuckDuckGo sets itself apart from the more popular search engines like Google by making all searches performed on its site private, not tracking searches or collecting IP addresses.

See the 2013 statistics below. DuckDuckGo-Search-stats-2013