At 19 billion, Twitter does more search queries each month than Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo combined, according to Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan, reporting from Twitter’s developer conference, Chirp.
According to SEL’s ComScore numbers from February, Yahoo handles 8.4 billion queries per month, Bing 4 billion, and Google does 88 billion.
It’s not exactly a fair comparison, Twitter CEO Ev Williams told Danny, because “many widgets also do queries.”
(He means that many Twitter apps and services do automated searches at a high frequency.)
Still, this bodes well for Twitter’s plan to sell search ads.
Live from Chirp, Danny tweeted out the maths:
Correction: An earlier version fo this post said that Bing had 2.4 million searches per month. Danny has since updated his stats to say its 4 billion. We’ve updated our post too.
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