Today, it is quite common to use search engines in order to receive accurate and precise information. What is not so common, however, is the use of specific search engines.
For those that prefer not to support companies such as Google; there are options such as DuckDuckGo. A search engine that protects the privacy of its users; does not use tracking and filters out spam. This particular search engine is the ideal option for those who wish to make private and secure searches with no filter.
But let’s assume that you want to include this API in your work with a company or for any other reason, you need a search engine that provides results as accurate as possible. To achieve this, we must understand how these APIs work and how they can provide the best results.
How Do Search Engines Work?
The most common type of search engine uses “content-based” indexing. In this case, the search engine’s program analyzes web pages on a word-by-word basis. The search engine may also consider other elements of web pages such as graphics, titles, and links when performing indexing.
The result of this process is a database called an “index” where the Internet search engine can quickly locate pages or documents containing specific keywords or phrases that may be of interest to its users. The larger the index size for a search engine, the more likely it will be able to return relevant searches.
The process by which search engines return relevant results from billions of web pages and documents is known as “search engine optimization” (SEO). Many of them rely on SEO techniques to rank high in organic searches (without paying). Other sophisticated techniques are used in addition to SEO such as link analysis and search engines.
How Do Search Engine APIs Work?
Application programming interfaces are software tools created to provide direct access to certain functionalities offered by a software system. They work as bridges between different programs so they can communicate effectively with each other.
Search Engine APIs allow you to access certain features offered by the software; in this case, the API will give you
Use this API to make searches on DuckDuckGo with ease. Just insert the search query and receive the top results.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Duck Duck Go Search API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.