Latest stats from Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU): they’re handling over five billion search queries per day.
Okay, let’s look at what that five billion means first. As Kaiser Kuo, director of international communications at Baidu, stated:
That figure includes search queries on all of our vertical search areas, our community sites, our Baidu Union partner sites, across all devices. Of course the overwhelming majority of those are from China, but we do have searches from on average over 130 countries.
Thus, this staggering number consolidates every search query across all Baidu domains. Nevertheless, that’s still bigger than what I estimate to be Google.com’s daily search queries, which is based on a release from Search Engine Land August last year, nailing Google search queries at 100 billion per month. If my math’s right, that means about 3.3 billion per day.
I’ve reached out to Google for their numbers, but no response as yet.
Keep in mind, this does not include Google’s many other domains like Youtube, Gmail, Google Apps, and more. But it’s still a lot.
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