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Bing No Longer the 4th Leading Global Search Engine

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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.

 

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    abbadon_34 , February 8, 2013 9:18 PM
    "In Russia, the internet searches you!"
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    zorky9 , February 8, 2013 9:12 PM
    NoOneParticularZak Islam seems to be the number one hater of competitors of Apple. I'm near finished reading these articles from him. Why do I keep clicking these links.

    I don't think he's a real person but a pseudo contributor created by TH to fan flames in the comments section.
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    Anonymous , February 8, 2013 8:48 PM
    Zak Islam seems to be the number one hater of competitors of Apple. I'm near finished reading these articles from him. Why do I keep clicking these links.
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  • 14 Hide
    Anonymous , February 8, 2013 8:48 PM
    Zak Islam seems to be the number one hater of competitors of Apple. I'm near finished reading these articles from him. Why do I keep clicking these links.
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    heero yuy , February 8, 2013 8:49 PM
    oh dear Microsoft... if a Russian search engine is beating yours things are not going well at all
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    Littlun , February 8, 2013 8:54 PM
    All the more reason to scoff at Bing commercials, and the product in general.
  • 6 Hide
    Thunderfox , February 8, 2013 8:57 PM
    Apples to oranges... nobody outside their home countries has ever heard of those other two.
  • 5 Hide
    457undead , February 8, 2013 9:05 PM
    Google ftw.
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    Robi_g , February 8, 2013 9:07 PM
    cold war v2?
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    acerace , February 8, 2013 9:10 PM
    Guess the Scroogled doesn't live to their expectation after all.
  • 14 Hide
    zorky9 , February 8, 2013 9:12 PM
    NoOneParticularZak Islam seems to be the number one hater of competitors of Apple. I'm near finished reading these articles from him. Why do I keep clicking these links.

    I don't think he's a real person but a pseudo contributor created by TH to fan flames in the comments section.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , February 8, 2013 9:13 PM
    I feel bad for microsoft burning billions on Bing, yet no dent in the market. The only time i used Bing was Bing cashback from fall 2008-summer 2010, other than that, nothing would persuade me.
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    abbadon_34 , February 8, 2013 9:18 PM
    "In Russia, the internet searches you!"
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    alikum , February 8, 2013 9:22 PM
    In case you haven't realized, Yahoo search is powered by Bing. So those 2 should really combine and effectively make Bing 3rd, shouldn't it?
  • 6 Hide
    killerclick , February 8, 2013 9:22 PM
    Microsoft just can't seem to catch a break lately.
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    Anonymous , February 8, 2013 9:29 PM
    it was 4th? I dont know a single person who uses it...
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    JOSHSKORN , February 8, 2013 9:47 PM
    NoOneParticularZak Islam seems to be the number one hater of competitors of Apple. I'm near finished reading these articles from him. Why do I keep clicking these links.

    In his defense...if he is a real person...there was no mention of Apple in this title, nor the article. But you can bet money that every article with the name Apple in it (particularly pro-Apple) is by Zak Islam...if that is a real person. I only click on Apple articles because I enjoy reading the anti-Apple hate comments...and occasionally making a few, myself. :D  I especially enjoy reading everytime Apple loses to its competitors for any reason...particularly in patents.
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    teamcarlisle , February 8, 2013 10:15 PM
    How did Bing ever make it to the top 4 in the first place. Its a horrible search engine. I'm a microsoft fanboy, I love everything about them, except Bing. Sometimes I wonder if they even use their own search engine...
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    Anonymous , February 8, 2013 10:21 PM
    No love for duckduckgo? It' doesn't track you, and it's not a popularity contest like google's crappy ranking system.
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    jhansonxi , February 8, 2013 10:44 PM
    JOSHSKORNIn his defense...if he is a real person...there was no mention of Apple in this title, nor the article. But you can bet money that every article with the name Apple in it (particularly pro-Apple) is by Zak Islam.
    The editors specialize in specific markets. Zak appears to specialize in Apple which has become much more significant to the technological market in the last decade.

    Regarding trolling - the Apple and Linux fans have been taking it easy while watching the Windows fans battle it out over Win8/Metro/Surface. The fact that such a battle is occurring is itself interesting in light of the stagnation of the PC market.

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    memadmax , February 8, 2013 11:42 PM
    Luckily, no one cares and MS doesn't build their entire business around a search engine........

    Hey Zak, go jump off a cliff...
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    shikamaru31789 , February 9, 2013 1:34 AM
    I actually like Bing. I've made something like $120 in Amazon gift cards through Bing Rewards just for doing my daily searches. I've compared it and Google side by side and there's really very little difference, so of course I go with the engine that helps fund my love for video games.
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    sonofliberty08 , February 9, 2013 3:02 AM
    abbadon_34"In Russia, the internet searches you!"

    should be "In Mother Russia"
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