Bing's Most Searched Term Is 'Google'

Google claims majority of people prefer it over others

A lawyer working for Google told a court in the European Union that Bing's most searched term is, in fact, "Google."

Google is currently in a court battle against EU antitrust regulators trying to overturn its record-breaking $5 billion fine. According to Bloomberg, the company's lawyer, Alfonso Lamadrid, argues that the reason so many people use Google is by choice, not force.

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Back in 2018, the European Union ordered Google to pay a 4.3 billion Euro (about $5 billion) fine and change the way the company puts its search and Chrome apps on Android devices. The European Commission stated that Google forces companies to carry its search app in an attempt to squeeze out rivals and build a near-monopoly.

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has been fighting the ruling ever since.

SEO company Ahrefs compiled information on Bing's most searched terms, and "google" is indeed the most searched entry globally. Narrowing it down to the United States, "google" still has a high ranking, coming in at the No. 3 spot.

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StatCounter, a web traffic analysis website, reveals that Google makes up over 92 percent of the search engine market with Bing coming in at 2.6 percent.

Lamadrid argues that the reason for the company’s dominance in the search engine market is because people prefer it over the rest and its market share falls in line with consumer surveys.

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