Google Trounces Yahoo, Bing In Mobile Search Report
Although Google’s undoubtedly best known for dominating the traditional search market, the company’s no slouch when it comes to mobile. New stats from Opera indicate that Google has a huge lead over its closest rival, and that its other well-funded competitor barely enters the equation.
According to the latest Opera State of the Mobile Report, Google’s search portal accounts "for more than 9% of all page views on the mobile Web." Obviously, that’s impressive.
Moving on, things take a turn for the ho-hum. Yahoo can only claim 4.3 percent of page views, which isn’t bad, just kind of embarrassing next to Google’s twice-as-large share.
Finally, we arrive at something shameful. To quantify Bing’s share, Opera had to consider an extra place to the right of the decimal point. The final number: 0.03 percent, which is one three-hundredth of Google’s share.
Google hasn’t quite taken over the world, however. Jon von Tetzchner, Opera’s cofounder, said in a statement, "While Google performs well globally, we also see several local search engines, such as Yandex in Russia and Ukraine, and Baidu in China, have impressive results in their key markets."