• http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    “Over the past five years, Google has tripled the number of searches it handles…”

    I also agree that is the most dramatic chart. When you see the leaps and bounds Google has taken in the last few years a slight dip here and there doesn’t really mean much. I can’t imagine Google is terribly concerned that the other search engines will actually catch up, even if they lose a few percentage points here and there.

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    Alas! The missing story this data cannot tell is how much traffic these “search engines” are sending to other Websites. We’re still just counting page views and visitors and not SEARCH. If I type in a “what is my IP” query at Google it will tell me my IP address and that is (apparently) counted as a “search” even though I don’t click on any listings. If I ask what the temperature is Google tells me (based on my IP address location) and even though I don’t click on any listings that is counted as a “search”.

    Search market share metrics count everything but actual Web search.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    These stats don’t; other stats do. Those other stats typically show that Google sends more traffic to web site than its marketshare would indicate. The reason seems to be that other search engines circulate uses back into their own sites more.

  • Roberto Vaick

    Data from searches conducted on Google include YouTube?

    PS.: Yes, I used the translator, correct me if the question was worded wrong.

  • Alan

    Good article but it would have been a bit easier to follow if you kept a standard color for each search engine across all of the the graphs.

  • pio dal cin

    It is very useful when I search on the web to use Google. I never use any other, as Google provides the most dynamic search I have ever found. Fast and accurate. If it is not on Google, why would it be anywhere else?

  • http://twitter.com/hybriddomainer Hybrid Domainer

    Thanks for an excellent post Danny

  • http://www.weblinxseo.com/ Marcus Slinger

    Other than in China I can’t see anyone knocking Google of the top any time soon to be honest, everyone I know uses Google not that half of them care, but they do nontheless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Maxwell/100001742474165 Mike Maxwell

    Google seems to have removed some functionality lately, or at least made it much harder to find. Specifically, it no longer gives me the option to filter my image searches by the size of the image, nor does it allow me to filter my news results by recency. (I wanted to find recent updates on the Russian meteor news; no dice.) Why is this, and are there competitors who still have this capability?

  • http://twitter.com/SimonAtStorm Simon @ StormStudios

    I was always under the impression Yandex was solely used in Russia!!!