Friday, January 22, 2010

Searches Soar in 2009; Google Tops List

The U.S. represented the largest individual search market in the world with 22.7 billion searches, comScore found, or or approximately 17 percent of searches conducted globally. China ranked second with 13.3 billion searches, followed by Japan with 9.2 billion and the U.K. with 6.2 billion.

About 87.8 million searches originated on the Google Sites network, a 58 percent increase. Just 9.44 million were made via Yahoo, which saw its own total jump by 14 percent. Chinese search engine finished third. But it was Microsoft, spurred by Bing, which showed the second-strongest growth out of the sites comScore measured, jumping 70 percent to 4.09 million searches. Russian search engine Yandex achieved the most considerable gains, growing 91 percent to 1.9 billion searches.

ource PC Mag

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