Up 33% from April, Twitter now receives over 24 billion search queries per month – putting it second behind Google (88 billion), and ahead of both Yahoo (9.4 billion) and Microsoft Bing (4.1 billion) combined.
And Twitter isn’t even a search engine.
This is a fascinating reality that many tech-heads have been predicting for a while now. And if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. After all, how often do you search for current product reviews or information and find that all of Google’s top returns are pages developed more than a decade ago? Their page age helps them score higher in Google’s algorithms, but when you’re looking for timely and up-to-date information, where better to go than a place that’s constantly live? And if this continues, could Twitter and Facebook give Google a real run for their money in the future?