My question is, which search engine gets the most traffic, which gets the least, which gets a little?
Does anyone have a breakdown of the market share that is from 2016?
I know that Google has the biggest market share and they were around 80% of the total online searches, but the most recent statistic I could find was from 2013. And we all know, with search engines at least, a few years can mean there's a huge shift in traffic
How much traffic do the lesser known search engines get? The ones like duckduckgo and askjeeves for example. I actually don't even know if those still exist since I've never used them lol. There's another obscure search engine out there called something like mywebsearch. The only reason I know of that one is because they pretty much give your website a virus and switch your default search engine to their own so sad.
I would think that Google is feeling the heat of Yahoo! and Bing since they are coming up quick. I noticed that Yahoo! and Bing now combined their search results and run off of the Bing search results, so technically it's Bing and Yahoo! news lol. I use bing all the time and absolutely love it, but a lot of people don't switch search engines until promted to or they accidentally click "Yes, switch my default search engine to Bing" when they are updating some software.
I know Bing isn't the most popular based on search results, but I think it's making it's way to the top of the big 3. Google is most likely going to be king for a while, but even kings fall at some point ;)