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U.S. search engines ranked by number of core searches 2008-2021

In January 2021, Verizon Media processed 2.32 billion online search search queries in the United States and market leader Google processed 12.69 billion search queries. In total, Google accounted for 61.7 percent of the U.S. desktop search queries. Google was also the leading mobile search provider in the United States, accounting for almost 93.22 percent of the market as of January 2021.

Number of explicit core search queries powered by search engines in the United States as of January 2021

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Release date

March 2021


United States

Survey time period

January 2008 to January 2021

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.
No data available for May to December 2017.
*Formerly known as Yahoo Sites and Oath

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