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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: 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).


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