Google Tries To Catch Up With 2011
Google continues to update in order to dominate, if Google steps off the radar for a moment Yahoo! and Bing will be right there to pick up their slack while Baidu’s inconsistency has left some room for the other search engines to gain back market share this month. Statistics provided by Net Market Share.
Search Engine Market Share May 2012
Search Engine Market Share April 2012
Google’s Still Up but Down From Last Year
Up almost 1% from last month, Google is gaining back some lost share dominance from early in the year. Possibly Google’s new search feature the Knowledge Graph will boost them back to last year’s standings.
Yahoo! We Have a New CEO
Yahoo! is still the second highest market share next to Google; however, will Yahoo!’s new CEO Marissa Mayer (former Google executive) change their algorithm for the best? Keep your eyes on Yahoo!
Bing’s Almost Hits 5%
Slowly but surely, Bing is consistently increasing its shares. Currently at 4.81%, it is quite possible to see Bing owning 5% of shares by next month.
Baidu Takes Another Plummet
The leading chinese search engine Baidu continues to play snakes and ladders on the market share board. With 4.44% of shares, Baidu hits its lowest rank for the past 5 months.
Wow, I had no idea that Google held some much of the search engine market. I know Google.com is the most visited site on the Internet but I had no idea just how far ahead Google was. I never even heard of Baidu. I suppose all of the other search engines under Baidu must not hold much of the share at all. Its hard to believe any of the other search engines will get anywhere near Google but we have seen it happen in other industries. It will be fun to watch. Thanks for the info. I’m sure you’ll keep us up to date.