Number of explicit core search queries powered by search engines in the United States as of April 2017 (in billions)

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Jan '086.1312.330.5
Apr '086.510.962.160.49
Jul '087.2712.40.53
Oct '087.971.082.60.53
Jan '
Apr '
Jul '098.781.22.630.54
Oct '099.361.412.570.55
Jan '
Apr '10101.832.750.57
Jul '1010.261.712.660.59
Oct '1011.852.233.420.6
Jan '1111.122.232.730.58
Apr '1111.122.362.660.52
Jul '1111.162.472.760.49
Oct '1111.862.682.740.52
Jan '1211.792.712.510.53
Apr '1211.372.642.310.51
Jul '1211.812.772.290.55
Oct '1211.792.822.150.56
Jan '1313.063.212.350.54
Apr '1313.663.432.410.54
Jul '1312.983.462.190.52
Oct '1312.933.52.150.5
Jan '1413.223.592.030.48
Apr '1412.583.481.860.45
Jul '1412.123.471.80.23
Oct '1412.
Jan '1512.213.682.20.34
Apr '1511.783.72.340.34
Jul '1511.
Oct '1511.613.782.280.31
Jan '1611.163.722.170.29
Apr '1610.43.531.990.24
Jul '169.653.341.840.23
Oct '169.713.411.780.21
Jan '179.723.461.780.22
April '179.613.461.770.2

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This statistic shows the number of core search queries processed by the top four online search engines in the United States as of April 2017. During that month, Yahoo processed 1.77 billion search queries and market leader Google processed 9.61 billion search queries. In total, Google accounted for 63.4 percent of the U.S. desktop search market. Google was also the leading mobile search provider in the United States, accounting for 94.2 percent of the market as of April 2017.
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Release date
May 2017
United States
Survey time period
January 2008 to April 2017
Special properties
desktop only, home and work internet locations
Supplementary notes
“Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.
The selection of search engine providers is limited to the top 4 operators of search engines in the United States.

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