Meanwhile, Baidu's share increased by about five points during the same time period--based
almost entirely on its strength in China alone. "That makes Baidu the third largest search engine in the world after Yahoo," Schonfeld said.
The market share fluctuations were
largely due to changes in the way comScore measures Web traffic in China, Brazil and Russia. And Schonfeld argues that it's an indication that Google's spot at the top of the search heap isn't
guaranteed, particularly when it comes to the global landscape.