how to create a duckduckgo custom search engine

Did you know that Duckduckgo has an ad free custom search engine similar to google’s custom search engine?

To create a custom search engine using Duckduckgo,

duckduckgo custom search box

  1. Go to https://duckduckgo.com/search_box
  2. You can specify a width in px.
  3. You can choose to turn off the Duck logo.
  4. Enter your website URl under site search.
  5. Under site search, enter your website URL.
  6. Under prefill, enter the placeholder value (for example, search aozata).
  7. Copy paste the code similar to the below code to take live the search.
    1. <iframe src="https://duckduckgo.com/search.html?site=aozata.com&prefill=Search Aozata" style="overflow:hidden;margin:0;padding:0;width:408px;height:40px;" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  8. You could check out the demo below to know how the duckduckgo search box works.

By Muthali Ganesh

I am an engineer wih a masters in business administration from Chennai, India. I love discovering and sharing hacks.