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Bing slips in global search rankings

While Microsoft is running its Scroogled campaign to try to lure away Google users to its own services, Bing has slipped in the global search engine rankings. The latest numbers are in for the last two months of 2012 from comScore. According to the comScore qSearch report, Microsoft Bing is now the fifth largest global search engine.

The report shows that Microsoft processed 4.477 billion queries during November/December of 2012. Search engine Yandex took fourth place away from Microsoft in the global search market by processing 4.844 billion queries during those two months.

The metrics show that Google still dominates the market with a massive 114.73 billion search queries giving it 65.2% of the market. The second place global search engine is the Chinese engine Baidu, which processed 14.5 billion queries. Third place in the rankings went to Yahoo with 8.63 billion queries processed.

Interestingly, the report shows that the total number of search queries generated worldwide decreased by 4.6% since December of 2011. The report also shows that Microsoft's search engine growth has slowed significantly in Western markets while the biggest growth is coming in Russia.
In the United States, Google is the top site, Microsoft is in second, and Yahoo is in third as of November 2012. 

Source: Searchenginewatch

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By p05esto on 2/8/2013 11:15:37 AM , Rating: -1
Give Bing a chance folks, it's REALLY good. Do an image search on Google and Bing, notice how totally better Bing is. Bing lets you sort by image type size, color and more. The initial popups are nicer, the lightbox that comes up is better (and more protective). Seriously, you guys need to give Bing a chance and try it.

RE: Bing
By ClownPuncher on 2/8/2013 11:34:16 AM , Rating: 2
Nobody cares. People chose browsers and search engines based on popularity. People WILL shun you if you make an unpopular choice. This is what passes for adult behaviour these days.

RE: Bing
By Jeffk464 on 2/8/2013 6:09:34 PM , Rating: 2
I use ixquick, how popular is that?

RE: Bing
By Navvie on 2/10/2013 3:22:33 PM , Rating: 2
I use it. I tried ddg but ixquick/ gives better results.

RE: Bing
By Lonyo on 2/8/2013 12:11:19 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't say Bing is always better, but it's certainly no worse than Google.

These days search engines try to be too clever, and don't search for what you tell them to.

Someone should set up a "search engine" that just parses your search with "" around every individual word, and then sends the request to Google, so that you don't have to manually "" every word when you use Google in order to get it to search for what you actually want it to search for.

(Yes, it's lazy, but no less ridiculous than Google making up for itself what you wanted to search for).

RE: Bing
By Stuka on 2/8/2013 12:28:14 PM , Rating: 2
I took the Bing Challenge and it told me to use Google. I am nothing if not agreeable.

RE: Bing
By DiscoWade on 2/8/2013 1:23:13 PM , Rating: 2
I tried Bing early last year. I was doing some research on the codes on the BSOD on Microsoft's own website. To make sure I was getting everything I also searched with Google. It didn't take me long to figure out Google did a better job searching Microsoft's website than Bing did. I stopped using Bing because if Microsoft has an inferior search on its own website, it is going to be inferior on everything else too.

Now I am willing to admit Bing has gotten better since then. But I am going to stick with Google for now.

RE: Bing
By inteli722 on 2/8/2013 4:17:20 PM , Rating: 2
If that's your reason, then Google lets you narrow down images. I can choose "Small", "Medium", "Large", "Larger than x", and "Exactly". You can also search by color. Bing has one or 2 features more, and Google has far better results anyways. I took the Bing vs Google challenge, and it told me to go with Google...doesn't surprise me.

RE: Bing
By FaaR on 2/8/13, Rating: 0
RE: Bing
By jeepga on 2/8/2013 8:14:20 PM , Rating: 1
I agree. There are searches that Google has been better with, but by in large Bing provides better results.

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