Menu
Study: Google pulls away in global search usage

Study: Google pulls away in global search usage

Second-place Yahoo trails far behind

The latest worldwide statistics for search engine queries don't paint a pretty picture for Google competitors.

In July, Google not only retained its spot as the world's most popular search engine but also grew faster than all but one of those in the top 10 list, according to comScore.

Google's growth in search queries, which clobbered the industry average, allowed the company to put even more distance between itself and the other search engines.

Internet users worldwide ran 76.7 billion search queries on Google's search engine in July, up 58 percent compared with the same month last year. This gave Google nearly 68 percent share of all search engine queries last month.

Yahoo came in a very distant second place with 8.9 billion queries, up only 2 percent year-on-year and good for a 7.8 percent share.

China's Baidu ranked third with almost 8 billion queries, up 8 percent and good for a 7 percent share.

Microsoft took fourth place with 3.3 billion queries, up 41 percent, while eBay came in fifth place with 1.7 billion, also up 41 percent.

The only search engine that grew its queries more than Google in July was Russia's Yandex, which ended the month with 1.3 billion queries, up 94 percent year-on-year.

Overall, queries worldwide grew 41 percent to 113.7 billion.

Europeans conducted the most searches in July, 36.5 billion, or 32 percent share. Asia Pacific came second with 35 billion queries, or 31 percent. People in North America ran 25.1 billion queries, or 22.1 percent. Latin America and the Middle East/Africa came in fourth and fifth with 9.3 percent and 5.8 percent of queries, respectively.

Interestingly, Latin Americans conducted the most searches per capita with 130.4, followed by Europeans with almost 117 queries per person.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Googlesearch enginesebayYahoobing

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments