How to get your site indexed by DuckDuckGo Search Engine

If privacy is your primary concern, DuckDuckGo has a ‘do not track’ option and it is enabled by default.

Your site can also be indexed by the DuckDuckGo search engine like other search engines.  But DuckDuckGo search engine does not offer any webmaster tools like other search engines. It doesn’t contain a crawler to crawl and index your site. You should depend on other search engines in order to get your site indexed on the DuckDuckGo search engine.

DuckDuckGo search engine has a partnership with Yandex which is the most popular Russian search engine. You need to submit URLs to this Yandex search engine to get indexed by the DuckDuckGo search engine.

It will take at least 2 weeks to get your site indexed by the Yandex search engine.

Steps to get your site indexed by DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Step1: Go to the Yandex webmaster tool, Log into your account. Click on the login button to log into your account. If you don’t have an account at Yandex, you need to create an account and then log in.

yandex login

Step2: Add your site. Click on Add Site to add your site.

add site

Step3: Enter your site address. You need to enter the address of your site then click on Add.

site address

Step4: Verify your site. Now you need to verify your site. Click on meta Tag, you need to copy the code in the meta tag and paste it in the Yoast SEO plugin webmaster tool and click on save changes. Then, in Yandex, click on verify button.

verify site

yandex web master tool

Step 5: Once the verification of your site completed successfully, Add sitemaps to the webmaster tool. In the Yandex webmaster tool, Click on  Indexing, then click on sitemap files. Here, you need to add your site XML sitemap.

sitemap files

add sitemap

In order to add an XML sitemap, Go to Yoast SEO plugin General Settings->Features, and XML sitemap is available. Click on the? available in front of the XML sitemap. Then, click on see XML sitemap. Copy the XML sitemap URL and paste it into the Yandex webmaster tool’s sitemap. Then, click on Add button.

xml sitemap



xml sitemap URL

Step6: Next step is to index your website’s URLs. In the Yandex webmaster tool, click on Indexing, then click on Reindex pages. Enter the URLs of the pages that you want to index in the box.

reindex page


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