The Chinese desktop search market share of Baidu was overtaken by that of Microsoft's Bing in April 2023, according to statistics from Statcounter, a Us-Based data research firm, which has sparked heated online debate.
In response, Statcounter CEO Aodhan said, "There is an anomaly in search engine China share statistics, and we are looking into it," according to the Science Innovation Board Daily.
According to Statcounter, in April 2023, Baidu's desktop search market share in China was overtaken by Microsoft's search engine Bing, which accounted for 37.4% of the Chinese desktop market, while Baidu's share was 27.01%. However, according to its data on the overall market share of Chinese search engines in April, Baidu still ranked first with 39.64%. A search company named YANDEX ranked second with 21.81%, followed by Microsoft's Bing and Sogou with less than 10%.
However, according to data from Statcounter, in April 2023, Facebook ranked first with a market share of 77.99%, Twitter ranked second with a market share of 10.94%, and Youtube ranked third. With a market share of 6.35%, Sina Weibo ranked sixth with a market share of 0.23%. Obviously, this data is obviously problematic.
According to its website, Statcounter is a website traffic monitor in the United States, providing various types of statistical reports and website traffic statistics services. According to a person close to Baidu, Statcounter calculates statistics through tracking codes on its website, but many websites/apps on the Chinese Internet do not have open interfaces, so there are sometimes errors.