Bing No Longer the 4th Leading Global Search Engine
Russian search engine Yandex boasts 4.8 billion monthly queries.
Bing has been replaced as the fourth leading global search engine, while Google dominates the worldwide market.
Russian search engine Yandex surpassed Microsoft's Bing in the world's top search engine rankings, according to Search Engine Watch's data coming from ComScore. Yandex recorded 4.8 billion queries and a 2.8 percent share in November and December 2012.
Google topped the rankings by accounting for a 65.2 percent share with 114.7 billion search queries during the aforementioned months, while China's Baidu ranked second with 14.5 billion queries and an 8.2 percent share.
Settling for third was Yahoo with 8.6 billion queries and a 4.9 percent share. After Yandex taking fourth place, Microsoft's Bing followed in fifth with 4.4 billion queries and a 2.5 percent market share.
According to Yandex, during October 2012 it generated 60.7 percent of all search traffic in Russia, which has a population of nearly 142 million. In addition to Russia, the search engine is also available in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey.