DuckDuckGo extends Yahoo partnership

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 1, 2016
Internet, Search

Search engine DuckDuckGo announced the extension of its partnership with Yahoo a moment ago that brings new features to all users of the search engine.

The search engine has partnerships with several companies including Bing, Yandex or Wikipedia that power results or features on the site.

The new partnership allows DuckDuckGo to introduce new features to the search engine. In particular, the following options are provided to all users:

  1. Options to use date filters to filter results by day, week or month.
  2. Implementation of site links to display additional links for popular sites and services.

DuckDuckGo extends Yahoo partnership

To filter by time period, click on the menu icon located at the top right of the search engine and then on the Anytime listing there near the top.

This opens a new menu that you use to select day, week or month as the time period filter. It is unfortunately not possible right now to go beyond that, or select a custom range.

Site links are displayed for select company websites or services only. While you find them listed for NASA for instance, no sitelinks are provided for Google, Microsoft or Apple.

They link to points of interest on the site, and extend the site's listing in the search results significantly.

The new functionality is not rolled out fully yet which may explain why you see site links for some sites but not for others. DuckDuckGo states that the full functionality will be available soon for all users.


DuckDuckGo reassures that the extended partnership with Yahoo is in full accordance with the company's privacy policy, and here specifically that it won't share personal information with partners.

Of course, in accordance with our strict privacy policy, we do not share personal information with any partners, including Yahoo. To make this crystal clear, Yahoo has also published a privacy statement to the same effect. We're proud to work closely with a partner who is willing to work with us to protect your privacy.

Yahoo released a statement of its own that confirms that the company does not receive unique identifiers of individuals when they run searches on DuckDuckGo.

Unless explicitly provided by users through the search queries themselves, Yahoo does not receive any unique identifiers of individuals conducting searches on DuckDuckGo. Yahoo does not attempt to identify individuals through their use of the DuckDuckGo search services.

It does receive search queries and non-personally identifiable information in the context of providing search content though.

Now You: Which search engine do you prefer currently and why?

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  1. j3l said on March 5, 2022 at 2:07 pm


  2. Sal said on January 26, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Google, Yahoo, twitter, facebook are not friends of humanity for freespeech, and the natural right to personal protections using weapons as guns or anything. Those companies are dictating what you can or cannot say by certain words. They don’t even like you saying “stop the steal” nor conversations of debate on proofs of voter fraud, or Dominion proven influencing or cheating on votes, although sworn testimonies were heard during hearings as well as video proofs. Everytime we use their search engines their algorithms are helped, but more so, they do shadowban or bury searches. DuckDiuckgo is not as patriotic as people may think they are…they’re Paytriot opportunists. We know that Yahoo! News were very involved with the coverups, and influencing elections outcomes by their fakenews, dishonest reporting and so forth. There are better search engines out there which dont shadowban search results.

  3. carbunkle said on September 30, 2016 at 6:37 am

    ugh. Duckduckgo, you didn’t need yahoo! why????? Noooooooo. -1 Trust

  4. Christoph Wagner said on July 6, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Still using Google. Why? Because of the bubble so many are afraid of. I’m quite often searching for programming/IT related stuff and many words are also common normal words. Google knows that I want the CS stuff at the top.

  5. someone said on July 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    R.I.P. Duckduckgo…

  6. MarkCB said on July 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Been using DuckDuckGo for years now, very happy with the Firefox DDG+ extension. I particularly like the !bangs

  7. Aaron Abraham N said on July 2, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I use bing or yahoo almost exclusively. I use duck duck go too occasionally when bing fails me and when I need to use the !bang function. I love the interface of duck duck go and I would use it more regularly if it had a better image news, search and video search capability. Other than these two I use Teoma also occationally (yes it still exists) and till recently I used to search in Hotbot atleast once daily mainly for its news search functionality which surprisingly good and I liked the interface (oldschool but cool) but they dropped the news search feature and I stopped using it.
    Google isnow mostly limited to image search and that too rarely.

  8. hdfh said on July 2, 2016 at 12:48 am

    fools they have partnership and you think your searches are private

  9. Sylvio Haas said on July 1, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Hello, Martin. I will continue using Google for one simple reason: WOT (Web Of Trust) shows on Google which links are OK and which are dangerous and this — basic in my opinion — does not happen on DuckDuckGo. WOT and DuckDuckGo should get together in order to fix this. Best regards.

    1. Tom Hawack said on July 1, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Pardon me for interfering Martin.

      Sylvio Haas : DuckDuckGo has ‘Site icons’ as well as ‘WOT icons” as options in its Settings / Appearance page.

      1. Geoff said on July 2, 2016 at 1:02 am

        I personally abandoned WOT years ago. Sites being blocked for political or religious reasons became far too commonplace. I don’t need to be protected by the “dangers” of words and ideas.

        I’ve been mostly using DuckDuckGo for a long time. The instant access to other websites through “bang” searches (i.e., !w searches wikipedia, !yt searches youtube, etc.) is so incredibly convenient, along with the privacy built into DuckDuckGo. But I still occasionally use ixquick because the advanced search page is so clearly laid out and easy to use for complex searches.

      2. Sylvio Haas said on July 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

        Tom Hawack, thank you very much for this good news (positive interference!), I will check it on DuckDuckGo.

  10. Tom Hawack said on July 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    StartPage (Google results) (Results from other search engines, but not Google)
    -> opens the Startpage interface (powered by Google) .. a bit misleading
    Disconnect Search (for top level/secret/less queries)
    Qwant (because I’m a patriot)

    Google only for maps (and its Google Street View which I love almost as much as chocolate) and images only.
    For maps, OpenStreetMap as well.

    To have the time, the first nice gal I see in town.

  11. Mark Hazard said on July 1, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the article, Martin. I use DuckDuckGo exclusively.
    I am happy to learn that DuckDuckGo has not changed its no-track policy.

  12. Xi said on July 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Partnership with Yandex was much better. The search results are not so good in current Yahoo partnership.
    I wish Yandex will soon overtake Yahoo in partnership with DuckDuckGo.

  13. oz said on July 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I’m still using, although I do use DuckGo from time to time.

    1. pain said on July 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      exact same for me ! startpage uses google results without sending any personal info to it

      1. Patrick said on July 2, 2016 at 9:53 pm

        But most of the time Google results are not the results you are looking for, I used to use Startpage but switched to Duckduckgo, results much better.

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