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Global Search Market grows by 46% in 2009

According to comScore, global search market increased by 46% in the last year alone with U.S. remaining the largest search market worldwide.

There were more than 131 billion searches done from different places and by different age ranges. This would mean 4 billion searches per day, 175 million per hour and 29 million per minute. Google sites still rule and dominate the market and had a 58% increase in searches followed distantly by Yahoo! with 13% growth.

Jack Flanagan, comScore executive vice president mentions, “The global search market continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, with both highly developed and emerging markets contributing to the strong growth worldwide. Search is clearly becoming a more ubiquitous behavior among Internet users that drives navigation not only directly from search engines but also within sites and across networks. If you equate the advancement of search with the ability of humans to cultivate information, then the world is rapidly becoming a more knowledgeable ecosystem.”

Top 10 Search Properties by Searches Conducted

December 2009 vs. December 2008

Total Worldwide, Age 15+ – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch

Searches (MM)
Dec-2008 Dec-2009 Percent Change
Worldwide 89,708 131,354 46%
Google Sites 55,638 87,809 58%
Yahoo! Sites 8,389 9,444 13% Inc. 7,963 8,534 7%
Microsoft Sites 2,403 4,094 70%
eBay 1,327 2,102 58%
NHN Corporation 1,892 2,069 9%
Yandex 992 1,892 91% 1,023 1,572 54%
Ask Network 1,053 1,507 43% Corporation 1,118 1,102 -1%

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One Response to Global Search Market grows by 46% in 2009

  1. Human December 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    I love the last sentence of this post . . . Search, it’s never bronig. Search is the wrong game for someone who can’t embrace change. The people who whine about an ever evolving, shape-shifting platform like the web are going to lose BIG TIME . . . if they haven’t already and are crying from the stands about being busted out of the game. But for those of us who like riding on the cutting edge or get crushed and get back up again swinging, this ride feels like home.

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