Microsoft Bing gains another market share point

By on August 3, 2009, 7:41 PM
Bing’s share of the U.S. search market grew another percentage point in July, bringing its total to 9.41 percent according to data from StatCounter. At the same time Google’s share slipped to 77.54 percent, down by nearly a point, while Yahoo saw a slight decline from 11.04 to 10.95. Taking into account the ten-year deal between Microsoft and Yahoo, however, the two come out with 20.36 percent.

Sure, Google remains the king of search with more than three-quarters of the market but Bing’s growth since its makeover is certainly nothing to sneeze at. In just two months, the site has grown roughly as much percentage points and in partnering with Yahoo the two have a better chance of slowly chipping away Google’s search and online advertising numbers.

Under the agreement, Microsoft’s Bing search engine would now be the exclusive search provider for Yahoo’s sites, while in exchange the latter will sell both its own and Microsoft’s search ads using the AdCenter platform. Whether or not they can make any significant dent in Google's dominance remains to be seen, but at least the trend seems positive so far.




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Guest said:

Google (big brother) wants to control the world with their "cloud" concepts. I for one like my software local and in my control. Google is much to big and thinks they can tell us what we want. Don't be fooled people. While they do have the best search (right now) I hope that changes. Bing is ok, one thing i do like is the right side rollover content popup, very nice. Google looks very dated.

DALITTLEGUY98 said:

google dosnt have everything and i have found way more infomation on a smaller search site. Good things about google? well not much just the millions of pages for anything you type in. WOW IT HAS A DIFFERENT PICTURE EACH DAY WHO CARES?

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

I really like Yahoos predictive search engine, i cant see what is innovative about Bing...anybody know?

Guest said:

I have used Open DNS as my DNS server for sometime, however since I started using Bing I have found that Open DNS blocks Bing so have had to switch to my ISP DNS server. Do not understand the blockage.

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

Google (big brother) wants to control the world with their "cloud" concepts. I for one like my software local and in my control. Google is much to big and thinks they can tell us what we want. Don't be fooled people. While they do have the best search (right now) I hope that changes. Bing is ok, one thing i do like is the right side rollover content popup, very nice. Google looks very dated.

More conspiracy theory drivel... Cloud computing concepts have been around before Google, it's just that Google has embraced the concept to match an ever-more-mobile consumer base. You can keep you software local, keep your data local if you want to, but for those who may need to access their stuff from anywhere, anytime, things like cloud computing can be handy. Barring security concerns, cloud computing can be much more efficient and allow lighter leaner platforms to do the same things that bigger computers can. It's not for everyone (and not for me either), but it's not evil, get over it.

And it may look dated, but it's still got over 3/4 of the market share... Maybe people like familiarity and stability, over new gadgets and learning curves?

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

Google (big brother) wants to control the world with their "cloud" concepts. I for one like my software local and in my control. Google is much to big and thinks they can tell us what we want. Don't be fooled people. While they do have the best search (right now) I hope that changes. Bing is ok, one thing i do like is the right side rollover content popup, very nice. Google looks very dated.

Just as Vrmithrax stated, this is just conspiracy theory BS. This is just one more example of why "Guests" SHOULD NOT be allowed to post. Man up and create an account if you have something to say, and cool it with the anonymous crap.

frienley said:

New things always develop hard at the beginning. Competition promotes the development of the market.

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