Factoid: Search Engine Market Share

Ian Lurie

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In case you’re wondering:

Google gets 44.1% of all searches right now. That’s up 7% over last year.

Yahoo gets 28.7%. Down 1%.

MSN gets 12.5%, down 3%.

AOL gets 5.6%. Ask.com gets another 5.5%.

All other search engines on earth fight over the remaining 3.6% of available search traffic.

So if anyone ever calls you telling you they’ll ‘register’ you with ‘2,000 search engines’, scream foul and run…

(stats are from comScore qSearch)

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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