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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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RE: Forced down our throat
By Slyne on 2/8/2013 11:35:55 AM , Rating: 4
If you care about what search engines do with your data, use Duck Duck Go - no tracking and no filter bubbling. I'll admit it's not as good as google but they keep adding features and catching up.


RE: Forced down our throat
By jeepga on 2/8/2013 8:11:25 PM , Rating: 2
I tried Duck Duck Go, because the non-tracking is very appealing. Hell, I'd even pay a reasonable fee for it. But, the search results for my queries were practically worthless.


RE: Forced down our throat
By maugrimtr on 2/11/2013 9:28:31 AM , Rating: 2
And there's the issue. No tracking = bad search results. Tracking = Profit = Reinvestment = good search results. Complain about Google all day long but I'm happy to let them track me if it means I save time on searching. No such thing as a free lunch that's worth eating.


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