As of 2014, Google is the most popular search engine both worldwide and in the United States. It holds 68 percent of the market, with all other competitors holding 18 percent or less.
Google is by far the most popular search engine, with two-thirds of the Internet's search queries running through its filters. As of 2014, the second place spot is held by Bing in the United States, and by the Chinese search engine Baidu worldwide. Both second place search engines have about 18 percent of the market in their respective locales.
Google has enjoyed wide popularity almost since it was founded; incorporated in September of 1998, they were hailed as the best search engine on the Internet by "PC Magazine" in the December issue of the same year.