How to submit your site to DuckDuckGo

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Created: 3 years and 1 month ago • Updated: 3 years and 1 month ago
"How do I submit my site to DuckDuckGo?"


We get this question a lot and since people ask it in our forums most often, we're addressing it here and will sticky to the sidebar for the future (thanks to @x.15a2 for the suggestion).

DuckDuckGo gets its results from over one hundred sources, including DuckDuckBot (our own crawler), crowd-sourced sites (like Wikipedia, which are stored in our own index), Yahoo! (through BOSS), Yandex, Yelp, and Bing. Once your web site has been indexed byour sources it will appear in DuckDuckGo searches.

Our own crawler (DuckDuckBot) finds sites automatically, so there is no reason (or place) to submit particular sites or URLs. Because we generate results using a variety of sources, information on our site is generally flowing from one of those sources. If it is in our instant answer box or is an official site, you can identify the source by looking at the, "More at" link in the instant answer box. It is best to correct misinformation at the source so that it will automatically flow to us and all the other sites that consume the source.

For more information on our results, check out these articles.

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Thank you all for the many comments, questions and suggestions. Particular thanks go to user x.15a2 for constantly monitoring, replying and helping so many users here. To continue these discussions, please head over to the DuckDuckGo subreddit.


anonymous
Ok, but what about the websites with an .onion address on the Dark Nets? How are those websites handled by DuckDuckGo?
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anonymous
DDG is a search engine for results of the surface web only...
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anonymous
thank you very much for your information,
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Tiendas
Ok, I just hope that my site indexed quickly.
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motivosuficiente
Very good clarification
posted by motivosuficiente 2 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
there isnt a 'google wbemaster tools' equivlent?
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anonymous
Still doesn't make sense. My website has only one search result and it is little used topic.
Heavy use topics have no DDG search results, when G has many. Why?
Lastly, even when I search my website name only, almost nothing shows up, but weird meaningless unrelated results do show up. This does not happen on G.
How can I get better performance for my website on DDG?
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