Google biggest mobile search engine in Europe

Wed 24 December 2008 14:10, Editors

Google biggest mobile search engine in Europe

Every month webbrowser Opera looks at the state of the mobile web. They take a look at the worldwide usage of mobile internet and focus on specific areas. Opera off course only looks at users who are using the Opera-browser.

Numbers presented by Opera show that in Europe Google is the most used search engine on a mobile device. Only in Russia Google is outplayed by Yandex. In all other countries users tend to use Google as their default search engine.

Other websites that are visited a lot on a mobile device in Europe are Facebook, YouUbe, Wikipedia and surprisingly enough Yahoo. A quick view on the list of most visited sites in countries with the biggest use:

United Kingdom

  1. google.com
  2. facebook.com (up from 3)
  3. yahoo.com (down from 2)
  4. bbc.co.uk
  5. bebo.com
  6. wikipedia.org (up from 7)
  7. live.com (down from 6)
  8. youtube.com
  9. gamejump.com (up from 10)
  10. myspace.com (down from 9)

Russia

  1. vkontakte.ru
  2. mail.ru
  3. yandex.ru
  4. odnoklassniki.ru
  5. rambler.ru
  6. google.com
  7. my.opera.com (new)
  8. wapos.ru (down from 7)
  9. wikipedia.org (new)
  10. yahoo.com (back on the list)

Germany

  1. google.com
  2. yahoo.com
  3. wikipedia.org
  4. studivz.net
  5. spiegel.de
  6. youtube.com
  7. sport1.de
  8. ebay.de
  9. web.de
  10. my.opera.com

France

  1. google.com
  2. lequipe.fr
  3. lemonde.fr
  4. facebook.com
  5. wikipedia.org
  6. skyrock.com
  7. youtube.com
  8. gamejump.com
  9. live.com
  10. yahoo.com

Spain

  1. google.es
  2. marca.com
  3. youtube.com
  4. elmundo.es
  5. terra.com
  6. telecinco.es
  7. wikipedia.org
  8. live.com
  9. elpais.com
  10. tuenti.com

Italy

  1. google.com
  2. gazzetta.it
  3. corriere.it
  4. facebook.com
  5. repubblica.it
  6. youtube.com
  7. wikipedia.org
  8. yahoo.com
  9. gamejump.com
  10. my.opera.com

Netherlands

  1. google.com
  2. nu.nl
  3. hyves.nl
  4. yahoo.com
  5. live.com
  6. youtube.com
  7. msn.com
  8. wikipedia.org
  9. hotmail.com
  10. ebuddy.com


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