Bing sees small market share gain in first month

By on July 1, 2009, 4:25 PM
Microsoft’s latest foray into search, Bing, went live early June amid mixed reviews. So the obvious question many are asking is how has it fared against almighty Google in its first month? Not bad, according to research firm StatCounter, which claims Microsoft's share of the search market increased from 7.81 percent to 8.23 percent since the launch of its search portal.

That number is significantly lower than what was reported two weeks into Bing’s launch, however, showing many just took it for a spin and then moved back to their original search provider. Yahoo’s market share on the other hand stayed practically stationary last month, going from 10.99 to 11.04 percent, while Google’s share dropped slightly from 78.72 percent in May to a still dominant 78.48 percent of the market in June.

Microsoft’s gain may be small but is nevertheless important to the company, which is investing heavily in its online services business, refusing to cede the market to Google. One month is not enough to claim a strong comeback, though, we’ll have to wait and see if they can keep up the growth pace.

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zarajoe said:

Ha you repeated a whole sentence twice.

Anyway I have switched to bing and have found the experience very nice, although I still use google for images.

The main thing I like about bing is its clean interface and search results seem to be on par with google

NeoFlux said:

Actually, i like bing. Expected it will be much worse .... But google won't let me go .... must ...... resist ... ahhhhhhhh ........................

gobbybobby said:

I have google ast my homepage and bing in my search bar on FF. I get the best of both. I like bing for serching videos. I like google for its google maps and street view.

fwilliams said:

It is the best porn viewer and I am sure that is where it is getting most of it's market share.

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Littlethumper said:

i guess, thats what mens can think of!

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