Find Number Of DuckDuckGo Searches Today [So Far]

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By typing "duckduckgo searches today" or "DDG searches today", you should be able to get the DDG number of searches so far today.
It would be useful because it would show people how DuckDuckGo is improving.
Source:
The DuckDuckGo-Searches-Today-Thing xP
• posted 3 years and 3 months ago • type: Spice (API calls)

MyUser
I love this idea. I'd really like some way to see frequency of searches so that the devs could find searches that are not being served with IAs and create one. However, there are problems with displaying searches:
- Adult content: I worry that too many adult searches would be displayed (Google had this problem with their screen displaying live searches in their early days)
- Revealing content: Vanity searches are popular and it's possible that even just a search term could reveal someone's identity. Also, people may search other's email addresses or other contact information so spammers could just sit around all day pressing reload and waiting for a new person to spam.

Still, it would be awesome for the devs to know what searches are being unfulfilled by IAs. Maybe if DDG could find the right balance...

Cheers,
MyUser
posted by MyUser 3 years and 3 months ago Link
MrSherlockHolmes
Perhaps a small link saying "display my search" could deal with the revealing content problem, but perhaps adult content would be hard to filter...

What about the number of searches so far in a day :P
posted by MrSherlockHolmes 3 years and 3 months ago Link
MyUser
https://duckduckgo.com/traffic (though it's not live)
posted by MyUser 3 years and 3 months ago Link
MrSherlockHolmes
Thanks!
posted by MrSherlockHolmes 3 years and 3 months ago Link
javathunderman
Well, technically we have this: http://duckduckgo.com/traffic, but it's not very specific and it seems to have gone without changes for quite a while.
posted by javathunderman Community Leader3 years and 3 months ago Link
MrSherlockHolmes
Thanks for showing me! :P
posted by MrSherlockHolmes 3 years and 3 months ago Link