Google dominates Mobile Web Search [Opera Report]

As per the latest Opera Web Report (Opera Mini), Google enjoys the dominating position in mobile Web search(9% of all page-views) in the United States easily outpacing rivals Yahoo! and Bing, with 4.3% and 0.03% of page views, respectively.  In the Middle East too, among mobile Web users, Google is at the top of the rankings in 9 out of the top 10 countries. Same holds good for most Asian countries with mobile internet users such as coming from India, Indonesia etc.

But in Israel, Google is at number 2 (behind Facebook). And so it is in China, next to Baidu

Opera Mini users in Vietnam and India are the biggest users of search portals. In Vietnam, 30.9% of page views are from search portals, and users viewed an average of 63.6 search portal pages per month. In India, 22.1% of page views are from search portals, and users viewed an average of 75.8 search-portal pages per month. The dominant search engine for India is as expected – Google.

Snapshot – India:

  • Page-view growth since January 2009: 225.9%
  • Unique-user growth since January 2009: 236.3%
  • Page views per user: 344

The top 5 websites for Indian mobile users are:

  1. google.com
  2. orkut.com
  3. facebook.com
  4. wikipedia.org
  5. youtube.com (1)  <– replacing Yahoo here!

And the top – 5, smartphone share goes to Nokia:

  1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  2. Nokia 2700c
  3. Nokia N70
  4. Nokia 3110c
  5. Nokia N73

Snapshot – China:

  • Page-view growth since January 2009: 154.1%
  • Unique-user growth since January 2009: 121.8%
  • Page views per user: 257

The top 5 website for Chinese mobile users are:

  1. baidu.com
  2. google.cn
  3. kong.net
  4. sina.com.cn
  5. qq.com

And top-5 handsets were of course from Nokia:

  1. Nokia 5000
  2. Nokia 5130
  3. Nokia 7100
  4. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  5. Nokia 2700c

Snapshot Indonesia (Has shown highest growth in Asia over last year):

  • Page-view growth since January 2009: 562.0%
  • Unique-user growth since January 2009: 389.5%
  • Page views per user: 685

The top 5 websites for Indonesian mobile users are

  1. facebook.com
  2. google.com (+1)
  3. yahoo.com (-1)
  4. bbc.co.uk
  5. wikipedia.org

And top 5 handsets for Indonesian mobile internet users :

  1. Nokia 3110c
  2. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  3. Nokia 2700c
  4. Nokia N70
  5. Nokia 2600c

And a noteworthy country in terms of overall growth on page-views basis is Nigeria! A whopping 844.2% page-view growth and 476.7% unique-user growth since January 2009.

More spammy “million dollars lotteries won” by a Nigerian scamster on mobiles too?

Link to Opera report

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