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Flash: Google is 150% of search market

by henrycopeland
Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Today’s WSJ profiles the Google’s awesome power and leads with analyst comScore‘s estimate that Google does 32% of the roughly four billion searches done online each month.

The only problem with this: Google itself says it does “more than 200 million searches a day.” Which means Google accounts 150% of each month’s searches. 🙂

Frankly, I think that the 200 million number is still low, but I guess it serves Google well to leave its competitors and analysts so deeply in the dark. No doubt, Google will make a nice splash declaring that “the search market is actually twice as big as you think” when the company eventually goes public.

For a brief chronicle of the trouble journalists have had thinking critically about Google’s numbers, read this post.

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