Search Engine Rankings for January 2014: Search Queries up 8 Percent

Every month about this time comScore releases its search engine market share data for the previous month. I try to cover this every month, and report the search engine rankings. During January 2014, Google continued their reign in the search engine market with 67.6 percent the market share. Microsoft had 18.3 percent, and Yahoo! with 10.4 percent. Here’s some more detail:

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Search Engine Market Share for December 2013

Every month about this time, comScore releases their data for the search engine market share for the previous month. Google’s search engine market share rose .6 percent during December 2013. Google’s search engine market share is 67.3 percent, Microsoft (Bing) went up .1 percent to 18.2 percent, Yahoo! had 10.8 percent, Ask Network had 2.5 percent, and AOL had 1.3 percent. [Read more...]

November 2013 Search Engine Rankings Released, Google Loses Market Share

comScore has released its monthly search engine rankings, the numbers that detail the search engine market share. Google now has 66.7 percent of the market share for searches, followed by Microsoft (Bing) with 18.1 percent, and Yahoo! with 11.2 percent. Ask.com is down to 2.6 percent and AOL now has only 1.4 percent of the market share for searches.

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*”Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

18.1 searches were conducted in November 2013, with Google’s websites ranking first with 12.1 billion searches. Microsoft had 3.3 billion searches conducted on their sites, followed by Yahoo with 2 billion, Ask Network with 464 million and AOL, Inc. with 253 million.

Google actually lost search engine market share last month, as it went down 0.2 percent. That .2 percent went to Yahoo and AOL, which took market share away from Google.

Top 10 Keyword Searches for 2013 on Bing

Bing.com, the search engine owned and operated by Microsoft, has revealed the top 10 keyword searches for 2013. Topping the list of the most searched-for people in 2013 in the United State is Beyonce Knowles, whereas Kim Kardashian was the top search last year in the US.

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Beyonce reigned in the U.S., while Miley Cyrus’ highly publicized twerking made her the top-searched person in both Australia and Canada.

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Most-searched people in the U.S. for 2013
1. Beyonce Knowles
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Rihanna
4. Taylor Swift
5. Madonna
6. Justin Bieber
7. Nicki Minaj
8. Amanda Bynes
9. Miley Cyrus
10. Barack Obama

Newcomers to the top 10 this year include Amanda Bynes at No. 8, Madonna at No. 5 and President Barack Obama at No. 10. Taylor Swift’s busy year in the public eye helped her make the biggest jump in rankings, going from No. 10 in 2012 to No. 4 this year.

Additional top Bing search results from the U.S. and around the world are available at http://www.BingTrends.com.

comScore Search Engine Rankings for October 2013

Every month at about this time, I try to post the search engine market share, the search engine rankings, for the previous month as reported by comScore. Google’s websites and web properties have 66.9 percent market share. Microsoft own sites, including Bing.com, took some more market share from Google, and now has 18.1 percent of searches.

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66.9 percent of search queries conducted during the month of October 2013 were performed on sites owned by Google. 18.1 percent of searches were performed on sites owned by Microsoft. Previously, Microsoft had 18.0 percent of the search queries during September 2013.

19.3 billion search queries were performed by users in the USA in October 2013. 12.9 billion searches (up 4 percent) were performed on Google’s sites. Microsoft was second with 3.5 billion searches (up 4 percent), followed by Yahoo! with 2.2 billion (up 2 percent), Ask Network with 499 million (up 5 percent) and AOL, Inc. with 260 million (up 4 percent). It appears that we’re performing 4 percent more search queries across the board versus the previous month.

In October 2013, 68.4 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 27.1 percent of searches were powered by Bing.

In retrospect, it’s interesting to look at the comScore search engine rankings for October 2007:

Google 57.0 %
Yahoo! 23.7 %
Microsoft 10.3 %

In October 2007, we conducted 10.5 billion searches, which was a twelve percent increase versus September 2007. Since October 2007, we have almost DOUBLED the number of search queries that we are performing every month. In October 2013, we conducted 19.3 billion searches.

October 2007 total search queries: 10.5 billion
October 2013 total search queries: 19.3 billion

Do you think we will perform 40 billion search queries in October 2019?

comScore April 2013 Search Engine Rankings

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I try to remember report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry.

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In April 2013, Google’s web sites were still on top of the search market in the United States. In April 2013, Google had 66.5 percent market share, followed by Microsoft’s websites (Bing.com) with 17.3 percent market share–which is up 0.4 percentage points. Yahoo! then had 12.0 percent market share of the search engine industry, which is up 0.2 percentage points. The Ask Network accounted for 2.7 percent of searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent.

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In April 2013, 68.5 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 26.9 percent of searches were powered by Bing.

Study: Hispanic Consumers 21% More Likely to Use Social Media for Customer Service

In a recent study by NM Incite, it was revealed that Hispanic social media users are 21% more likely than the average U.S. social media user to use social media for customer care and customer service. Also as a result of this same study, they found that over 57% of active Hispanic social media users have asked a question or voiced a complaint/issue to a brand or company using social media (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), compared to 47% of the general population.

Hispanic Socal Media Users

Of those Hispanic social media users who use social media for customer service, the study found that they more frequently engage with brands for service-related issues compared to the general social media population. Nineteen percent (19%) reach out on a daily basis, 30% seek customer care weekly, 16% a few times a month, and the remaining 35% once a month or less.

Moreover, Hispanic consumers are nearly 25% more likely than the general social media population to prefer using social care compared to traditional channels such as a call center. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Hispanic social media users assert that they would rather Tweet at a company or post on a brand’s Facebook wall, compared to picking up the phone.

Hispanic consumers are most likely to comment on or ask a question about a company’s product or service on Facebook, followed by Twitter and YouTube.

NM Incite is a leading social media consumer insights provider and joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey.

comScore December 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I try to remember report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry.

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comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace.

Google, of course, remained at the top of the U.S. explicit core search market in December 2012 with 66.7 percent market share, followed by Microsoft with 16.3 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo! with 12.2 percent (up 0.1 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.8 percent (up 0.1 percentage points).

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March 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry.

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I posted February 2012 search engine rankings, as well, if you would like to compare February 2012 with March 2012.

During March 2012, according to comScore, “Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in March with 66.4 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.3 percent and Yahoo! Sites with 13.7 percent. Ask Network accounted for 3.0 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.6 percent.”

18.4 billion explicit core searches were conducted in March, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.2 billion (up 4 percent). Microsoft Sites ranked second with 2.8 billion searches (up 5 percent), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.5 billion (up 4 percent), Ask Network with 555 million (up 4 percent) and AOL, Inc. with 285 million (up 7 percent).

February 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry.

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in February with 66.4 percent of search queries conducted.

Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in February with 66.4 percent market share (up 0.2 percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.3 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo! Sites with 13.8 percent. Ask Network accounted for 3.0 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.5 percent.