Statistically speaking

Recently, a number of high-profile search engine companies complied with the Chinese government’s demands and began filtering out so-called inappropriate results. To get an idea of how vast these search engines are, let’s look at their statistics for last year.

Estimated searches per day in the U.S.:
Yahoo — 42 million
AOL — 93 million
Google — 112 million

Estimated annual search engine usage (in hours):
MSN — 4.9 million
Yahoo — 5.4 million
Google — 13 million

Most popular searches of 2005:
Yahoo — “Britney Spears”
AOL — “Lottery”
Google — “Myspace”