More than 20 billion searches: desktop search hits all-time high

Comscore research has just released the March 2013 U.S. search engine rankings.

Desktop-only search was just under 20.4 billion searches during March 2013. That’s 11% more than in February and a new record:

“20.4 billion explicit core searches were conducted in March (up 11 percent), with Google Sites ranking first with 13.7 billion (up 11 percent). Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.4 billion searches (up 13 percent), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.4 billion (up 14 percent), Ask Network with 540 million (up 14 percent) and AOL, Inc. with 321 million (up 5 percent). […]

In March, 69.2 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 26.1 percent of searches were powered by Bing (up 0.2 percentage points).”

Desktop search is huge. If you want to get more website visitors and more customers, you must make sure that your website can be found for the right keywords.

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "".

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