Private Search Providers (3)

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Private Search Providers (Update)

The type of data for columns G-I in the attached spreadsheet has been color-coded accordingly.
  • The data for DuckDuckGo in column H refers to mobile users.
  • The market share for Qwant in column I reflects all users, mobile and desktop.
  • Data in column H for WolframAlpha is for mobile users only.

Research Strategy

In order to determine if the cells in columns G-I reflected mobile, desktop or combined data, we checked column K to find the original data source for that specific piece of information. We then used this to determine whether the data in the cell reflected mobile, desktop or general users. As most sources did not specify which type of users it was referencing, we assumed that data was gathered from all users, as even if a service did not provide a dedicated app, people can still it through their phone browser and navigating to the provider's website. Therefore, those items were marked blue for combined.

The cells were then colored appropriately. Cells which did not contain any data were uncolored.
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