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Google will take 55% of search ad revenues in 2015

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Digital ad spending worldwide will reach $170.85 billion in 2015, according to new estimates from eMarketer.

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This year, search ads will account for $81.59 billion worldwide, an increase of 16.2% over 2014. By 2019, search ad spending will reach $130.58 billion globally, still growing at nearly 10% year over year.

Google is still by far the dominant player in search, and we estimate the company will see 15.7% search ad revenue growth this year, increasing to $44.46 billion worldwide.

That figure would account for 54.5% share in 2015. Meanwhile, Baidu is reaping the benefits of Google's ban in China—and of course, a massive and growing internet user population—increasing its share to 8.8% of search ad spending globally this year, up from 7.6% in 2014.

Baidu's market share is a testament to the growth and influence of China's digital ad market on the global stage.

Search advertising spending in China will total $14.90 billion this year, up 32.8% from 2014, which accounts for 18.2% of all search spending worldwide. By comparison, the US search ad market will reach $25.66 billion this year.


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